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Old 12-16-2004, 10:21 PM
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Spheretex

Anyone have heard about or tried "Spherecore" from "Spheretex". This is a felt-like material comparable to Firet Coremat but with apparently better mechanical properties.It is available in thicknesses up to 10mm ( 3/8") and is more of a core material than simply a bulking material.It is made in Germany.Looks like a good alternative to balsa or PVC cores as it has even better physical properties ( +-35% resin content, very low water absorbtion) and displays very good mechanical properties too.
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Old 03-21-2005, 03:09 PM
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Luc,

Please look at the web site: www.spheretex.com

This has a lot of information on the spherecore material

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Old 03-22-2005, 08:09 AM
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looks good

Just had a call with them today, looks good, altough they do most of comparison between Balsa and them not much between PVC and them

If price is good I might go into this material, you can ask them some samples

Would be nice to know and hear someone who uses this material.

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Old 01-01-2006, 06:47 PM
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It seems exciting, can't wait to try some samples of it.
Coremat is no core, it is just a lazy man's way of building volume, disregarding strength and weight, and I've found people comparing these.
I tried it in some small molds and it is not worth a crap in my opinion.
Older hulls with coremat show delamination in stress areas.
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Old 01-02-2006, 05:52 AM
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Spheretex & spherecore

http://www.pirogue.com/process.htm
http://www.epotex.se/page/140/140/59/61

Here are a couple of sites I've found with pictures of building with spheretex products.
The one is the Backman 21

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Old 01-03-2006, 09:54 AM
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If you have any questions, contact www.spheretex.com

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