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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

Global summit for users of EconCore´s lightweight ThermHex honeycomb core technology EconCore, world leader in lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, hosted their fourth technology summit in Leuven, Belgium at the end of last month.

[view details]26-11-2019

Composite-Sandwich Conference 2020 Save the date!

[view details]05-11-2019

Product innovation: Next Generation Metal Composite Panels

[Published on: 09-02-11]

EconCore combined its thermoplastic ThermHex honeycomb core with metal skins into a well balanced material system. Outstanding low weight of this solution compared to any solid metal sheet is just one of the features that has been proven. After developing know-how and through optimisation of interfacial bonding and efficient structural design, EconCore explored both, the Steel – Thermoplastic Hybrid as well as Aluminium Composite Panel, demonstrating their excellent mechanical performance-to-weight ratio. Tomasz Czarnecki, technical marketing manger says: “Thanks to utilisation of ThermHex technology the system cost can be kept as low as the weight of the hybrid. This opens up new perspectives for installing the technologies for production of panels for cost sensitive applications, replacing either current, more expensive and heavier sandwich solutions or solid sheet products.”The above is possible due to the continuous production process where a polymer film is extruded and directly converted into a honeycomb core. In a next step in the in-line process the metal skins are applied and bonded so that a sandwich panel is produced.

A high aesthetical effect and smooth surface of the Metal Composite Panels with ThermHex core can be achieved due to the ultra small size of cells of the honeycomb core.

High stiffness, low weight, good thermal insulation, magnetic properties (for steel faced panels) as well as smooth surface (coloured if needed) make the ThermHex product with metal skins a first line candidate for use in many applications, including panels for interior and exterior cladding, visual communication, solar energy, elevators, rolling stock, automotive and trucks, ship building and many others.

More technical information, including product leaflets, for both material combinations is available in the download section of the website