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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%.

[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

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

EconCore Shows its Lightweight Honeycomb Production Technology at K 2019

[Published on: 27-08-19]

EconCore, known for its cutting-edge thermoplastic honeycomb technology, will showcase its new lightweight honeycomb solutions for various industries at K 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany. EconCore’s patented ThermHex technology has been licensed to a number of market leading companies around the world. The number of users is growing fast, as is the range of applications including automotive and transportation, industrial packaging, and building and construction.

On stand C37, in hall 8A, EconCore will present the benefits of the honeycomb core structure made with weight savings and performance in mind. The high-speed, high-efficiency continuous process produces honeycombs from a wide range of thermoplastics and laminates them in-line with skin materials of various types, including polypropylene, other thermoplastics, composites and metals. The high level of integration helps to ensure exceptional cost-effectiveness, not possible with any other conventional honeycomb technology. The combination of thermoplastic honeycomb cores and different skin types, results in materials with excellent qualities, including superior rigidity, strength and impact resistance. Generally, for all applications the EconCore technology offers an exceptional rigidity to weight ratio, well addressing the market needs. At the same time, the technology is capable of offering fast return on investment – compared to solid polymer sheets or solid polymer cored sandwich panels, only the pure material savings can range millions of Euro.

“Our aim is to continuously improve upon the technology to further develop the process and open new application possibilities,” says Tomasz Czarnecki, COO at EconCore. “EconCore is excited to exhibit at K 2019 for the second time. We are looking forward to engaging into discussions with market leaders oriented towards innovation, performance and sustainability, and who want to ensure their long-term positioning on the market.”

EconCore’s subsidiary company based in Germany, ThermHex Waben GmbH – which is co-exhibiting at K 2019 - is advancing with commercialization of Organosandwich materials. These are sandwich panels, which have continuous glass fiber reinforced polymer skins laminated over polypropylene honeycomb cores within the continuous in-line production process. The Organosandwich materials can be used in a wide variety of applications in vehicles – from the trunk floor to underbody panels and rear parcel shelves. The Organosandwich can be short cycle thermoformed and functionalized by injection moulding, accommodating for direct functionalization and insert placement. “With the Organosandwich we enable cost-reducing lightweight automotive parts in order to reduce fuel consumption, which has a positive effect on CO2 emissions and the environment” says Dr. Pflug, CEO of ThermHex Waben and EconCore.

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