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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

Itochu concludes exclusive license agreement with EconCore

[Published on: 25-08-08]

Itochu Corporation and EconCore have concluded an exclusive license agreement for logistics and packaging markets in Asia-Pacific Region including Japan and the Middle East. By combining the aerospace material technology with the manufacturing technology of packaging materials, EconCore has successfully developed new proprietary technologies to continuously produce honeycomb cores using plastics and paper as raw materials. These new technologies have increased the productivity significantly. As the first step to commercialize the licensed technologies, Itochu has concluded a sublicensing agreement for the Japanese market with Gifu Plastic Industry Co., Ltd., a leading general manufacturer of plastics in Japan. Confident that it will be able to save energy by reducing the weight of the logistic and packaging materials while achieving high performance, Gifu plans to launch its first products that employ the new technologies on the market in 2009, and aims to generate annual sales of 20 billion yen with these technologies in 10 years.

Itochu Corporation is one of Japans leading trading companies and is engaged in a wide variety of businesses, including textiles, machinery, aerospace, information technology, multimedia, metals, energy, chemicals, forest products, food, retail, financial services and so forth.

For more information, please click on the following link:
http://www.itochu.co.jp/main/news/2008/news_080813e.html

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