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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

New Half-Closed Honeycomb Core from PP, PET, PC and PA

[Published on: 27-03-08]

New Half-Closed Honeycomb Core from PP, PET, PC and PA
The JEC exhibition in Paris (01.-03. April 2008) will be the world premiere for EconCore’s new half-closed thermoplastic honeycomb core which will be presented in a large variety of possible material combinations.

Further, EconCore announces that a new production line is currently under construction at EconCore to provide economic sandwich cores and panels to small and medium volume customers.

EconCore (http://www.econcore.com), the technology leader in economic honeycomb sandwich materials, presents at the JEC a new revolutionary half-closed thermoplastic honeycomb core. This half-closed honeycomb core is based on EconCore´s patented ThermHex technology and was especially developed for the composite industry to offer a thermoplastic honeycomb core of outstanding cost efficiency.

Compared to conventional honeycombs the new core provides a very good core-skin bonding due to a larger bonding area for the skins. The half-open cells allow to create node bonds between the cell walls for maximal shear performance. The core can be made from Polypropylene, Polyethyleneterephthalate, Polycarbonate, Polyamide and other polymers. Flame retardant versions are possible as well.

Jochen Pflug, CEO of EconCore highlights the cost advantage: “Our continuous production process allows to produce honeycomb cores at lower cost than any competitor.” EconCore targets to make honeycomb cores the best choice for many applications, substituting foam cores and homogeneous constructions.

The EconCore technologies, TorHex (paper honeycomb), ThermHex (thermoplastic honeycomb) and the new half-closed honeycomb core enable an in-line production of lightweight, cost efficient honeycomb sandwich panels. For specific material combinations and large volume applications EconCore offers licenses and engineering to integrate those technologies to in-line panel production lines. This is especially interesting in terms of cost savings for large production volumes.

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