Our goal is to be a world leader in the industrialization of balsa wood, offering value-added products that differentiate us from our competition.
This specification describes requirements for FLEXOKORE® select quality, kiln-dried, end grain balsa wood panels suitable for use as a structural core material in composite sandwich structures.
Panels are supplied as rigid panels or scrimmed and slit to fit contoured surfaces.
FLEXOKORE® is approved by Lloyds Register for use above and below the waterline in marin applications, and by Germanischer Lloyd.
Treatment against decay, insects and fungal attack:
Once cut, balsa logs immediately have the bark removed and are sawn into lumber for kiln drying.
The kiln drying begins within 8 days of cutting the wood. The kiln drying process serves to sterilise the balsa; stopping the growth of mould and killing fungi and wood destroying insects. The process also dries the lumber to the required level.
After Kiln drying the Bonded Core Block (BCB) is fabricated according to ASTM D-4690 using adhesive to Mil Spec MMMA-188 designed to work with you.
Panels are cut from the BCB. A sample of 12 panels are selected at random from the BCB and inspected to the following standard.
Panels are micro sanded both sides to thickness tolerance.
Balsa will readily absorb from the atmosphere and care must be taken to avoid moisture absorption during storage and during th production process.