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EconCore Teams up with Ultrapolymers and DuFor for Recycled PET Honeycomb Development EconCore, the leader in thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology, collaborates with Ultrapolymers and DuFor in an R&D project funded by the Flemish Government to develop a new product: a thermoplastic honeycomb core made from recycled PET.

[view details]03-07-2019

EconCore presents new thermoplastic honeycomb panel production technology at Plastics Extrusion World Expo 2019 EconCore, a leader in thermoplastic honeycomb production technology, will be exhibiting at the Plastics Extrusion World Expo in Cleveland (Ohio, USA) on May 8 and 9.

[view details]30-04-2019

GALM Summit On 24/25 April industry experts and OEMs will meet in Munich for the 8th "Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Summit 2019" (GALM Summit).

[view details]24-04-2019

EconCore licenses technology for thermoplastic honeycomb panels to a leading non-woven manufacturer EconCore, the technology provider for continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials, has signed a license agreement with a leading non-woven manufacturer.

[view details]03-04-2019

EconCore to highlight lightweight honeycomb production technology for transportation at TMC19 EconCore will be exhibiting at TMC19 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 18th-21st March.

[view details]19-03-2019

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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