Balsa is a honeycomb cell shaped wood which, once dried and processed, becomes a natural structural core with unique properties. It has a high stiffness to weight and strength to weight ratios, which combined with other materials, results in light weight, high strength, thermal and sound insulated products.
HIGH COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH
End Grain Balsa has a very high Compressive strength. Measured at similar densities, Balsa has higher compressive strength than almost all other cores.
Cobalsa balsa trees grow in plantations in the coastal region of Ecuador, a unique area that allows balsa trees (Ochroma Pyramidale) to mature in 4 to 5 years, producing balsa wood with the right specific density and properties.
ECOFRIENDLY AND ECOLOGICAL PRODUCT
Balsa is the fastest growing tree in the world, a renewable resource that can satisfy the demand of structural core materials.