BALTEK® is the only structural core material made of a natural, renewable resource – balsa wood. The balsa tree grows fast, has low to medium density, and best-in-class weight-specific mechanical properties. It is the first carbon neutral core material in the world. 3A Composites owns and manage several thousand hectares of FSC®-certified balsa wood plantations in Ecuador (FSC-C019065) and Papua New Guinea (FSC-C125018) - that's our commitment to watch out for virgin rainforest. BALTEK® balsa wood is available in different thicknesses and formats. The below listed grades are an indication of some of the grades available for BALTEK®, for more information on all available please contact IMCD.


  • BALTEK® balsa wood is available in different thicknesses and formats
  • Extremely low specific weight
  • High mechanical strength and stiffness
  • Reduced use of raw materials
  • Excellent fatigue resistance
  • High impact resistance
  • Excellent moisture resistance
  • Operating temperature from -212 °C to +163 °C
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Compatibility with all types of resins and adhesives
  • Excellent sound absorption and thermal insulation

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