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From Organosandwich to component For the first time, several prototypes of an Organosandwich component will be displayed at the K trade fair in Düsseldorf.

[view details]08-10-2019

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

From Organosandwich to component

[Published on: 08-10-19]

For the first time, several prototypes of an Organosandwich component will be displayed at the K trade fair in Düsseldorf. From 16 - 23 October 2019, visitors will have the opportunity to inspect the component running under the designation “OSW-3D shell" at four stands. At the EconCore booth (Hall 8a, C37), the focus will be on the production of the Organosandwich semi-finished product consisting of a polypropylene honeycomb core and two glass fiber PP crossply skin layers. The special feature here is that not only the production of the honeycomb core but also the application of the skin layer takes place in a continuous production process at ThermHex Waben GmbH, a subsidiary of EconCore NV.

ThermHex and EconCore show with the Organosandwich that semi-finished products for mass production applications can be produced in a ressource-friendly and cost-effective way.

The technology demonstrator OSW-3D shell will also be exhibited at the Fraunhofer IMWS booth SC01 in hall 7. In a joint project between ThermHex Waben GmbH and Fraunhofer IMWS, a process for the production of sandwich components such as the OSW-3D shell with thermoformed Organosandwich and injection moulding functionalisation was developed. The developers Thomas Gläßer and Peter Stache from Fraunhofer IMWS succeeded in producing the component on a pilot scale within approx. 90 seconds.

The project supported by the European Regional Development Fund thus shows that sandwich components suitable for mass production can be produced with ThermHex honeycomb cores and further processed and functionalised in short cycle times. The project partners are therefore confident that the automotive industry in particular offers a wide range of possible applications.

The prototype will also be displayed at the Meusburger (hall 1, C30) and KrausMafffei booth.

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