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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%.

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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.

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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

Low & Bonar licenses EconCore’s thermoplastic honeycomb technology - Revolutionary flooring underlay being launched at Domotex show Global advanced fabrics company, Low & Bonar have signed a license agreement with EconCore, the thermoplastic honeycomb technology leader, for the use of their honeycomb technology.

[view details]13-01-2020

Automotive interior tier one supplier Kotobukiya Fronte sign license to use EconCore’s thermoplastic honeycomb production technology EconCore, the technology provider for continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich materials, has signed a license agreement with Kotobukiya Fronte, a leading manufacturer of car interior components, headquartered in Japan.

[view details]07-01-2020

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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