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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

Lightweight Wood Panel Materials - Products and Technology

[Published on: 02-03-11]

EconCore introduces a range of ThermHex honeycomb panels with wooden skins.
Next to saving weight, a key driver to this development is the overall tendency in the market to reduce the amount of natural resources for manufacturing of panels for furniture.
This objective is achieved by combining low density honeycomb core and skins such as HDF, plywood or CPL. Lightweight Wood Panels show very good mechanical performance whereas the low density spacer on a basis of polypropylene offers a very good support also in high humidity environments, where traditional paper based materials very fast show degradation and problems in application.

Although polypropylene is perfectly recyclable, ThermHex technology can be adjusted to work with bio-based polymers such as PLA. Looking at the current rate of development of lightweight material solutions in furniture and B&C markets, hybridizing of PLA based ThermHex honeycomb with HDF and plywood skins would be probably a next natural step – says Tomasz Czarnecki, Technical Marketing Manager of EconCore – we are prepared to realize this concept.

More information on the Lightweight Wood Panel Materials can be found in the download section.

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