SAERfoam

SAERFoam is a structural core material with 3D glass bridges. SAERfoam can be used to replace conventional core materials such as PVC, PET and Balsa. This innovative product uses an extremely low-weight hybrid core material with mechanical properties that can be individually optimised.

The Benefits

  • Rigidity
  • Tailor made material properties
  • Excellent impact resistant
  • Easy to process
  • Compatible with all resins

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What We Offer

Certificates from the Marine Division of Bureau Veritas (BV) confirm the highly reproducible and homogenous quality of SAERfoam in comparison with renewable raw materials. It has therefore been verified that SAERfoam can be supplied in large quantities and to a consistent quality standard. View the SAERfoam presentation for more information about this product. 

Standard SAERfoam l SAERfoam X SAERfoam O
Method Infusion, RTM, Compression Infusion, RTM, Compression Infusion, RTM, Compression
3D Glass Bridge Material E-Glass E-Glass E-Glass
3D Glass Direction 90° +/- 45° along panel +/- 45° along & across panel
Thickness (mm) 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
Dimensions (mm x mm) 1,200 x 2,400 1,200 x 2,400 1,200 x 1,200
Customisable (on request) SAERfoam l SAERfoam X SAERfoam O
Foam Material PU/PE/PIR and others on request PU/PE/PIR and others on request PU/PE/PIR and others on request
Bridge Density (x0.1 b/cm²) 20-40 08-13 10-25
Service: cutting & kitting x x x
System Combinations SAERfoam l SAERfoam X SAERfoam O
With stitched-bonded fabrics x x x
With other SAERTEX products x x x

Comparative Tests

PET PVC Balsa SAERfoam PU25 025-30 Vinylester-resin SAERfoam PU25 025-35 Epoxy-resin
Density (dry) (kg/m³) 110 80 154 52 55
Density (impregnated) (kg/m³) 160 128 275 190 211
Compression strength (MPa) (perpendicular to the plane) 1.54 1.38 13.2 (6)* 2.75 2.8
Compression module (MPa) (perpendicular to the plane) 87 95 4,160 (1,350)* 90 150
Shear resistance (MPa) 0.86 1.15 3.03 (1.6)* 1.13 1.8
Shear modulus (MPa) 26 30 172 (125)* 120 120

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