End grain sheet balsa wood and Foam board

Riley Balsa Wood Surfboards


End grain balsa comes from Ecuador, Papua New Guinea and Australia, any section sizes are possible. Please email your requirements for a quote to mark@riley.com.au 

We offer a first quality balsa and a second quality balsa wood. Our trees are sourced from sustainable farms  where the climate allows the tree to grow to its full height within 3-6 years. We are the only importer of large section sizes of balsa wood in Australia, some sections are (200mmx80mmx4.0metres) and we are glad to cut any size you might need.

Balsa sticks are the best quality, largest section sizes, dressed the 2 widest faces, some natural curve in the sticks(if you require straight and dressed a particular size please email). If you require something unusually big we have the facilities to cut, mill, sand, laminate and glue the balsa to your specifications. Please note: •Prices shown are for one piece •Special sizes available on request •If ordering more than 5 pieces a discount will apply •End grain balsa sheets •Side grain balsa sheets •Strip balsa sheets •Stick balsa •Sheet balsa Delivery worldwide: Approx. delivery time is between 1 day and 2 weeks - depending on stock and location

CoreLite produces revolutionary composite core materials to make structures lighter, but stronger.
Our core materials are engineered to increase performance and help our customers gain more competitive advantage. 

We offer a wide range of End-Grain Balsa Wood Core and Foam Core products which enables us to deliver the right core material solution for your needs.

CoreLite uses the latest technology to create BALSASUD® Core, CoreLite Board® and CoreLite
PET® in a completely innovative and sustainable manner that helps our customers be more competitive
and keep the planet plentiful.
We use modern CNC and CAD systems to accurately cut balsa and foam cores into ultra precise core kits.
Our advanced sandwich construction techniques allow us to combine different core materials with a wide
variety of skin materials, resulting in unique sandwich structures.
We have the technical knowledge and experience to provide professional guidance to our customers on how to best use our products for their particular application and help them save time and money.

Our state-of-the-art kilns enables our excellent time-to-kiln practices so our balsa wood core comes with no drying defects and the correct moisture content, optimizing our process and overall quality.
The result is balsa core that will not rot or delaminate when used properly.

CoreLite’s End-Grain Balsa Wood Core: BALSASUD® Core It has remarkable physical properties, starting with its outstanding strength-to-weight ratios (high shear and compression strength).
Additionally, balsa wood is easy to bond when using any type of resin or adhesive. Balsa also
serves as a natural insulator, fire retardant and noise reduction material. Working with balsa is
easy as it can handle changes in temperature and high chemical resistance (including styrene).
All these advantages makes our balsa an ideal core material in sandwich construction. Balsa is
also an all-natural product and a renewable resource.
The Balsasud S.A. facility in Ecuador is FSC™ certified (Forest Stewardship Council™) by
Rainforest Alliance according to FSC Chain of Custody standards.

BALSASUD® Products                                                                                                                            Rigid Sheets

Flexible Sheets

Balsa Core Kits


Balsa Grades Avg. Density
Ultra Lite (UL) 6 Lbs./ft³
Standard Grade (SG) 10 Lbs./ft³
Heavy Weight (HW) 12 Lbs./ft³
Pith Grade (PG) Random Density

Standard Dimensions
Width: 24" (609.6mm)
Height: 48" (1219.2mm)
Thicknesses: from 1/4" to 3" (6.4mm to 76.2mm)

CoreLite’s Foam Board: CoreLite Board®
Is a high quality, but cost-effective PVC foam speciality formulated to provide high physical
properties and to be recyclable. CoreLite's PVC foam board is a stand alone product and can be
used without skins for a replacement for wood and plywood. CoreLite Board is 27% lighter than
Plywood. This PVC foam board has excellent fastener pullout strength, high flexural strength and
stiffness. It is also highly resistant to chemicals and temperature changes.
Engineered for unparalleled screw retention, easy workability, weatherproof and insulation
properties, and amazing fire behavior. Meets the physical demands needed in transoms,
consoles, attachment points, floors, bulkheads, stringers, local reinforcements and molds.

CoreLite's PET Foam Core: CoreLite PET®
CoreLite PET® is the next-generation foam core material. It is a cost-effective, closed-cell PET
foam specially formulated to provide high mechanical properties. It is a 100% recyclable polymer
foam with excellent performance.
Main advantages of CoreLite PET® are:
• Remarkably higher mechanical properties when compared to other PET cores
• Completely homogenous cell structure.
• Exceptionally density consistent panel.
• 100% recyclable material.
• High temperature resistant and thermoformability.
• Significant lower cost than other foam cores.

Price on application - email mark@riley.com.au with your specs.

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