Balsa wood

Balsa tree wood is a natural material with a unique cellular structure, whose main properties are its low density, its fiber resistance to traction, bending, and compression, and its high structural rigidity. This endemic species of Ecuador is cultivated in its coastal and Amazon region, whose climatological conditions of copious rains and insolation make them widely cultivated, becoming the first Balsa producing country in the world, generating 90% of world production.

Balsa Glued Blocks

Balsa blocks are a value-added product made up of dry Balsa slats with a humidity percentage of 8% to 12% and qualified according to the technical and density specifications required by the client, previously planned and squared, qualified according to the technical specifications required, to then be pressed together. Standard block dimensions are 24″ x 48″ and lengths from 10″ to 24″.

Panel de Balsa Rígido

Balsa rigid panels are the product of the lamination of a balsa block. The main property of this product is the arrangement of the wood fiber on the face of the panel, called "end grain," which makes it highly resistant to bending, traction, and compression, being a thermal and acoustic insulating element at the same time.

Model Grade Slats

Balsa "model grade" laths are the best quality Balsa wood, whose main application is in the model airplane and model-making industry. Their density varies from 80 Kg/m³ to 195 Kg/m³ (5 Lb/p³ to 12 Lb/p³). Its dimensions are available in thicknesses from 2″ to 4″ and lengths from 24″ to 48″.

Balsa sheets and strips

These Balsa-derived products are used in the handicraft, layout, and handicraft sectors, due to their low density. The dimensions of these products vary from 1 mm to 30 mm thick, 100 mm to 300 mm wide, and 600 mm to 1000 mm long.

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