Structural cores for sandwich processing are becoming increasingly important in the composite materials market. Mates has always offered a complete range of cores with different technical characteristics (resistance to fire, temperature, impact and pressure) able to fully satisfy the needs of its reference customers. Thanks to this type of product, it is possible to create high-performance products with greater thickness (therefore greater resistance to bending), without however compromising the final weight of the laminate.
Structural cores can be mainly divided into four macro-categories: expanded, honeycomb, natural and needle-punched. Depending on the needs and the type of lamination (vacuum, hand lay-up, infusion, etc.), we recommend the use of different products, the methods of use of which are fully explained in the individual categories.
Foams are usually used as an internal structure in the creation of composite products requiring maximum structural performance with minimum resin absorption.See more »
The alveolar structural cores are usually used as an internal structure in the construction of composite products where maximum containment of the final weight is a factor of fundamental importance.See more »
Natural structural cores are obtained from specific woods with high mechanical strength and low specific weight, such as cork and balsa wood.See more »