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EconCore appoints aerospace honeycomb expert as CTO EconCore, world leader in thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, has appointed Olivier Rozant as Chief Technical Officer from January 2021.

[view details]15-02-2021

Fynotej announce two new automotive OEM contracts using EconCore’s honeycomb core technology EconCore’s thermoplastic, honeycomb technology is now being introduced into two of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers by non-woven specialists, Fynotej.

[view details]14-01-2021

EconCore joins Audi and others to develop composite battery casings EconCore is pleased to announce a partnership involving AZL, Audi and others to establish the potential of using composites for battery housings.

[view details]23-11-2020

Composite materials for lighter vehicles The automotive industry has long been seeking to find a cost-effective solution to weight reduction.

[view details]20-10-2020

EconCore proud to be key partner of sustainable concept LUCA car EconCore, is proud to be a major partner of an innovative project to build a car made entirely out of recycled materials by the TU/ecomotive team at Eindhoven University of Technology, launched on 8 October 2020.

[view details]08-10-2020

Steel composite panels from Tata cut trailer weight by 22%

[Published on: 12-02-19]

 

Under the Lightweight Aerodynamic Double-Deck Trailer Trial, a consortium of partners – including T Lawrence David, SDC Trailers and Cambridge University – supported by Tata Steel, aims to reduce the carbon footprint of trucks, both on the road and throughout the whole lifecycle.

Four of the trailers feature Tata Steel’s Coretinium steel composite sheet, as well as chassis engineering by SDC Trailers, body design by Lawrence David and aerodynamics by Cambridge University. The result is a vehicle weighing 8.6 tonnes – 22% lighter than a conventional vehicle – and the ability to carry a larger payload. It also has a higher proportion of recyclable content than conventional rigid-body trailers.

Coretinium sandwiches a polypropylene honeycomb core between two steel skins to produce a lightweight but durable, recyclable composite panel. Weighing around half of an equivalent timber panel, Coretinium has been used in the prototype trailer’s side walls, front bulk head, rear doors, trailer flooring and second deck base.

Edwin Richards, Technical Sales Manager, at Tata Steel, said: “We have developed a product that is not only light and durable, but can be easily and safely recycled. We’re delighted to be working with a highly established trailer manufacturer, such as Lawrence David, to demonstrate how Coretinium can help the truck sector revolutionise its products to be more fuel efficient and sustainable.”

Coretinium is one of a number of specialist steel products that Tata Steel supplies to the commercial vehicle sector. It is produced at Tata Steel’s Shotton plant in North Wales, offering a local supply chain for UK-based trailer manufacturers.

Source:

http://www.transportengineer.org.uk/transport-engineer-news/steel-composite-panels-from-tata-cut-trailer-weight-by-22/207596/

 

 

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