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EconCore chooses MEAF 50-H34 extruder for R-PET honeycomb sandwich panels EconCore from Leuven (Louvain) in Belgium has chosen the high speed, energy efficient MEAF 50-H34 extruder for its trial production of recycled PET (R-PET) ThermHex honeycomb sandwich panels.

[view details]29-08-2019

EconCore Shows its Lightweight Honeycomb Production Technology at K 2019 EconCore, the worldwide leader in thermoplastic honeycomb production technology, will be exhibiting at K 2019 from October 16 to 23 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

[view details]27-08-2019

EconCore Teams up with Ultrapolymers and DuFor for Recycled PET Honeycomb Development EconCore, the leader in thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology, collaborates with Ultrapolymers and DuFor in an R&D project funded by the Flemish Government to develop a new product: a thermoplastic honeycomb core made from recycled PET.

[view details]03-07-2019

EconCore presents new thermoplastic honeycomb panel production technology at Plastics Extrusion World Expo 2019 EconCore, a leader in thermoplastic honeycomb production technology, will be exhibiting at the Plastics Extrusion World Expo in Cleveland (Ohio, USA) on May 8 and 9.

[view details]30-04-2019

GALM Summit On 24/25 April industry experts and OEMs will meet in Munich for the 8th "Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Summit 2019" (GALM Summit).

[view details]24-04-2019

Automotive

Typical Applications: 

  • Trunk trim (polypropylene honeycomb cover boards)
  • Load floor / Trunk trim (structural composite parts)
  • Headliner
  • Door panel / Door insert 
  • Vibration dampening 
  • Seat-back
  • Lightweight elements for electric vehicles design
  • Bulkhead
  • Parcel shelf

Key advantages:

  • Weight reduction per the honeycomb sandwich panel effect
  • Cost-reduction per the efficient, in-line integrated production process
  • Enhanced rigidity
  • Insensitive to moisture and humidity effects (plywood replacement)
  • Excellent thermo-formability
  • Improved thermal insulation and acoustic performance
  • Reduction of COemissions and minimal environmental impact

Most popular honeycomb core materials in these applications:

•    Polypropylene, Polyamide (PA6, PA66, …), ABS, PET, Polycarbonate,  …

Most popular sandwich skin materials in these applications:

•    Polypropylene, WPC, Thermoplastic composites, Thermoset composites, metal, …