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Toyota adopts lightweight honeycomb solution based on EconCore’s ThermHex technology for latest hybrid model Prius PHV Japanese automotive OEM Toyota has adopted an interior part using unique honeycomb material solution for its new hybrid model Prius PHV launched earlier this year.

[view details]21-09-2017

Diehl Aircabin and EconCore combine to develop aircraft interior modules based on thermoplastic honeycomb Thermoplastic honeycomb technology specialist EconCore has joined forces with Diehl Aircabin to develop next- generation solutions for aircraft interior modules during a European Commission funded project.

[view details]07-09-2017

Armageddon Energy, EconCore and Dupont develop ultra-light photovoltaic panel based on polyamide honeycomb technology Armageddon Energy, EconCore and Dupont joined forces to create a new lightweight polymer solar panel, which is one-third the weight of a standard glass solar panel while being significantly more rugged and resistant to damage than standard panels.

[view details]15-06-2017

On 17 May, the TU/Ecomotive team (sponsored by EconCore) unveiled their fourth concept car: Lina! Lina is the world's first car made from bio composites.

[view details]18-05-2017

Smallest Cell Size Thermoplastic Honeycombs Ever Next to the 3mm cell sized PP honeycomb in a very low thickness of 3 - 3.5mm which has already been marked as a great commercial success, EconCore’s daughter company ThermHex Waben launched now two other configurations of the honeycomb:

[view details]16-05-2017

Transportation

Typical Applications: 

  • Trucks, Trailers, Semi-trailers (truck/trailer boxes, dividers, doors, aerodynamic side skirts and tail elements, bulkhead, …)
  • Public transportation – buses, trams, trains (interior elements and body panels, flaps and covers)
  • Inner cladding for commercial vehicles 
  • RVs
  • Cargo-containers, ULDs
  • Aircraft interior parts (under development)

Key advantages:

  • Weight-reduction per the honeycomb sandwich panel effec 
  • Cost-reduction per the efficient, in-line integrated production process 
  • Enhanced rigidity 
  • Good toughness
  • Insensitive to moisture and humidity effects (plywood replacement)
  • Improved thermal insulation and acoustic performance
  • Reduction of C02 emissions and minimal environmental impact
  • Excellent thermo-formability
  • Enhanced fire resistance and FST properties​ 

Most popular honeycomb core materials in these applications:

  • Polypropylene, FR and FST qualified thermoplastics, Polyamide (PA6, PA66, …), …

Most popular sandwich skin materials in these applications:

  • Thermoplastic composites, Thermoset composites, Steel, Aluminium, Polypropylene, FR and FST qualified thermoplastics, …