What it is and what it is for
Balsapan is a low density composite panel with skins made of okoumè marine plywood and core of end-grain Balsa wood, the lightest wood in nature with good acoustic and thermal insulation properties.
Balsapan lightweight sandwich panels have been designed to build partition and self-bearing bulkheads, floorings, under-decks, flying bridges, superstructures, furniture and ceilings. They are used on boats but also on planes, trains (for railways and undergrounds), buses, hydrofoils and fast ferries.
How it is made
- skins made of Okoumè marine plywood: this wood ensures stable physical and mechanical performance over time and it is easy to work (cutting, plating, varnishing).
- core made of end-grain Balsa wood, 120 kg/m³ density, compressive strength of about 115 kg/cm².
Balsa main features:
- high compressive strength
- dimensional stability
- good insulating properties
Balsapan panels can be also produced thicker than 50 mm and with Isophon sound-proof skins and already equipped with approved pipes for cables.
Gluing meets the EN314-1:2004 Class 3 standards and is classified to zero issue of formaldehyde (Test Report No.188766/1 according to EN717-2:1994 standards).