End Grain Balsa

4.8 star rating

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Pricing

  • Item
  • Description
  • Price
  • Qty
  • 229-A
  • 229-A
    1/4"

    Quantity Discounts

    5+
    $32.95
    10+
    $29.95
    50+
    $25.95
  • $34.95
  • 230-A
  • 230-A
    3/8"

    Quantity Discounts

    5+
    $37.95
    10+
    $35.95
    50+
    $30.95
  • $39.95
  • 231-A
  • 231-A
    1/2"

    Quantity Discounts

    5+
    $47.95
    10+
    $45.95
    50+
    $39.95
  • $49.95
  • 232-A
  • 232-A
    3/4"

    Quantity Discounts

    5+
    $62.95
    10+
    $60.95
    50+
    $58.95
  • $64.95

Details

Conforms to Most Curves – Marine Grade

End Grain Balsa is the most widely used core material, and is best suited for dynamic structures where performance and efficiency are key.

Sheets are constructed from small individual blocks of end grain balsa wood, each bonded to a light scrim fabric that holds blocks together during lamination. As a result, this core will conform to practically any simple curve and most gradual compound curves.

Features

  • Easily used with traditional woodworking methods, including drilling, turning, milling, and sawing to close tolerances.
  • Flexible and easily draped
  • Sheets measure 2 ft. x 4 ft.
  • Density - 9-1⁄2 lb./cubic foot
  • Offers good fatigue properties, high sound insulation and thermal properties
  • Low Flame, Smoke, and Toxicity (FST) properties

Tips

  • Compatible with hand lay-up, vacuum bagging, and resin infusion processes.
  • Suitable for elevated temperature-cure prepreg systems
  • Ideal for wind and maring applications.
  • Can be used in conjunction with other foam core materials

Specifications

Property Spec
Density 9.7 lb/ft3
Compressive Strength 1.842 psi
Compressive Modulus 594 ksi +/- 10%
Tensile Stength 1.958 psi
Shear Strength 435 psi
Shear Modulus 24 ksi +/- 10%
Thermal Conductivity 24 W/m K
R-Value (1/2") 1.1
R-Value (1") 2.3
R-Value (2") 4.5

Guarantee

Fibre Glast is committed to ensuring that every sandwich core we handle is First Quality and manufactured to the highest standards, so that you can expect the same properties and handling characteristics every time you order.


Click here for more information on our First Quality Guarantee.

Shipping

This item, when ordered alone, will typically ship rolled in a longer box. Where possible, we will combine ordered items to reduce the number of boxes shipped.

Sizes

End Grain Balsa Balsa in all four thicknesses (#229-A, #230-A, #231-A & #232-A). Each thickness is available in a 2' x 4' sheet and they are sold by the sheet. *Quantity discounts are available on all three when five or more sheets of any one size (by thickness) are ordered.

Reviews

4.8 star rating

Owner

Mar 15, 2021  |  By Ok floors

Great shipping fair retail price product was as described

boat builder

Oct 3, 2020  |  By Rick Boros

Good reliable product

Nice product

Apr 12, 2019  |  By Robert D Bickel

Good light weight alternative to replace the core from my deck. Relatively easy to work with
3/8
Sep 27, 2017  |  By Trevor Brasch
Excellent quality. Very pleased.

V.P. Operations
May 9, 2016  |  By Jim
Very quick service, good quality end grain balsa. Comes in pre-scored squares with scrim backing. Used for boat deck repair (inter laminate moisture). Good draping qualities.

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