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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

High performance composite panels from renewable, bio-based polymers

[Published on: 12-04-10]

EconCore is proud to present the first 100% bio-based composite panel. Recently EconCore has optimized the patented ThermHex production technology to produce honeycomb cores and sandwich panels made from bio-based plastics. “Today, the exploitation of the economical advantages of weight reduction has become essential for many industries,” says François de Bie, EconCore head of sales and marketing. “Bio-based polymer materials are still relatively expensive compared to for example PP alternatives which has limited the use of these materials in structural applications. Bio-based sandwich panels can be used in for example re-usable packaging, furniture, automotive interiors or separation walls.”
By combining our cost efficient production technology with renewable materials, EconCore is able to present a sandwich panel that has excellent mechanical properties, while still being cost competitive to traditional sheet materials.
“The last 6 months EconCore has optimized the production technology to produce PLA based hexagonal honeycomb cores using a continuous production process. Only moments after the core is produced skin layers are added in a second step of the continuous production process.” These skins could be made from unfilled PLA material to make a mono material panel or, in case a higher performance is required, could be replaced with consolidated flax in a PLA matrix.
Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) is a biopolymer used to make for example packaging, consumer goods and furniture and is derived from renewable resources instead of oil. A biopolymer offers more disposal options and is more environmentally friendly to manufacture than traditional petroleum-based plastics. Derived from 100% annually renewable resources such as plants, PLA generates significantly less greenhouse gas emissions over the life time when compared to traditional materials like PP.

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