balsa wood material properties

Balsa is a wood-based material. It has the lowest density among wood-based materials. In addition it has the highest dielectric strength and a moderately low ductility. The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare balsa to other wood-based materials (top) and the entire database (bottom). 【Get Price】

Balsa wood taken from the Balsa tree which is a large fast-growing tree that can grow up to 30 m tall. Balsa wood is a very lightweight material with many uses. The wood of the living tree has large cells that are filled with water. This gives the wood a spongy texture. 【Get Price】

Balsa wood's distinct properties are directly related to a unique cell structure in the material. The trunk is defined by large pulp cells with thin cell walls. A good comparison for the cells is to imagine the trunk of the tree stuffed with billions of tiny balloons that are all glued together. 【Get Price】

The thickness of the balsa layer and the combination of this layer with other wood or composite plies allows manufacturer to make different balsa blades to suit different styles. A thick layer tends to make the blades stiffer and faster which promotes the high impact property whereas a thin layer tends to promote the low impact properties. 【Get Price】

Our end-grain balsa wood core material has remarkable physical properties starting with its outstanding strength-to-weight ratios (high shear and compression strength). BALSASUD Core is approved by DNV GL and Lloyd's Register. This structural balsa wood core material is easy to bond when using any type of resin or adhesive. 【Get Price】