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JEC Composites Webinar Thermoplastic Honeycomb Sandwich Panel Technology – Meeting the Cost-Efficiency and Sustainability Targets

[view details]17-09-2020

EconCore, Toray and Bostik collaborate on the development of FST qualified thermoplastic honeycomb panels EconCore, Toray Advanced Composites and Bostik, are celebrating the development of a thermoplastic honeycomb core sandwich panel for use in mass transportation applications, including aircraft interiors.

[view details]07-09-2020

Thermoplastic honeycomb technology reduces the Hyundai Creta’s trunk floor weight by 20% EconCore, a specialist in lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, and DPA Moldados, a tier 1 automotive supplier, have developed innovative technology which has reduced the weight of the Hyundai Creta’s trunk floor by 20%.

[view details]25-05-2020

Recycled PET honeycomb now commercially viable using EconCore’s technology Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) honeycomb is now commercially ready and available to licence from EconCore.

[view details]12-03-2020

EconCore celebrates new licensing agreements and presents new application developments at JEC World 2020 EconCore, world leader in lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, is celebrating the announcement of new licensees at JEC World 2020 in Paris, France.

[view details]20-01-2020


Dr.-Ing. Jochen Pflug, graduated in 1994 from the University of Applied Science Aachen in Aerospace Engineering. In 1996 he received his master degree in Polymer and Composites Engineering from the K.U.Leuven. From 1996 to 2005 he was research assistant in the Composites Materials Research Group at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM) of the K.U.Leuven. Since 2005 Jochen Pflug is Chairman of the Board and since April 2007 Chief Executive Officer of EconCore.

Prof. dr. ir. Ignaas Verpoest, graduated in 1972 and received his PhD in 1982 in Materials Engineering at the K.U.Leuven. From 1982 on he specialized in polymer composites research at the K.U. Leuven. Since 1991 he is Professor at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM) and head of the Composites Materials Research Group. Prof. Verpoest was president of the European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM, 1997-2003) and of the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM, 2003-2005). He is now chairman of the Leuven Materials Research Centre. Since 2005, he is scientific advisor in the Board of EconCore.


Dr.-Ing. Dirk Ekenhorst, studied in Osnabrück and Berlin Material Science and graduated in 1996 at the Catholic University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven) as Master in Polymer and Composites Engineering. He started as research Assistant at the Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing Berlin and received his PhD in Polymerphysik 1999 at the TU Berlin. From 1999 he worked in Automotive and Packing Industries  (Hella, Bosch, TATA) at different positions Plant Manager, CFO, COO  and MD. In 2009 he became co-founder of the DeCon Group, Germany.

Dr. ir. Francis De Blauwe, graduated as a PhD Polymer Chemistry at the K.U.Leuven in 1973. After a Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona, he started as a Research Technologist at the R&D division of Raychem in Menlo Park, California. From 1976 till 1990 he had several positions in the Telecom Division of Raychem in Kessel-Lo, Belgium. He joined in 1990 Heraeus Electro-Nite, as Executive Vice-President Operations, with worldwide responsibilities for Sales and Marketing, R&D and Manufacturing. He developed Heraeus Sensor-Nite as a spin-off in the automotive market from 1996 till 2001. From 2002 till 2004 he was General Manager of the Aspel Injection Molding Business unit, a Division of Afinia Plastics.

MBA. Walter Van de Weyer, graduated as Master in Applied Economics, UFSIA (Antwerp) in 1986 and holds a post-graduate in Business Administration (VUB Brussels 1991). He has held senior financial positions in large Multinational Companies (Schindler Lifts, VF Europe, Valeo,..) as well as in SMEs like Xperthis, in various industries and international constellations. The common denominator being change management in all its aspects (IT platforms, (de)centralization of services, nonlinear growth, etc..). Today he manages as CFO the ECONCORE group finances and HR and acts as liaison between the company and its stakeholders