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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

EconCore to Work Collaboratively with DuPont Performance Materials to Produce Strong, High- Temperature Resistant Honeycomb Panels

[Published on: 09-05-16]

EconCore  and DuPont Performance Materials (DuPont) are combining their technologies in order to make wide, strong and rigid honeycomb panels with unique performance.

Using a wide range of polymers available from DuPont, the ultra-light core of these sandwich panels can be fine-tuned to meet customers’ needs. DuPont™ Zytel® nylon resin and Surlyn® ionomer resin materials have already been transformed successfully, with the aim to deliver high-temperature-resistant honeycomb cores, which are also tough and resilient.

“The patented continuous process to make light, rigid and strong cores really enables us to deliver unique possibilities to our customers,” said Fabrice Giaume, technical programs leader for DuPont™ Vizilon™ thermoplastic composite at the DuPont European technical center in Geneva. The honeycomb cores are combined with skins made of Vizilon™ thermoplastic composite, a very light,
continuously reinforced fiber composite sheet based on a high-temperature-resistant, heat-stabilized polyamide matrix. In various configurations, the honeycomb cores find an ally of choice to maximize stiffness and strength at a minimal weight, with dimensions never achieved before.

“EconCore’s ThermHex technology for continuous production of sandwich panels with thermoplastic honeycomb core has proven to be capable of delivering high-performance sandwich panels at high efficiency and cost levels not achievable for conventional methods,” said Tomasz Czarnecki, technology manager at EconCore N.V. “We look forward to this new development and believe that materials from
DuPont, with their unique set of properties, can offer us the perspective of expanding the spectrum of viable applications. Within the in-line integrated ThermHex technology, Zytel® based honeycomb core can be welded with the Vizilon™ thermoplastic composite, delivering sandwich panels with a very stable core-skin interfacial connection.”

“We also are looking at making honeycomb panels with dissimilar materials, using EconCore continuous process in combination with special high-temperature thermoplastic adhesives, such as DuPont™ Elvamide®,” Fabrice Giaume said, “offering a wider range of possible applications to the skin-core combination.”

EconCore N.V. and DuPont Performance Materials believe the transportation, construction, leisure and energy segments will constitute a pool of potential applications for such high-temperature-resistant, resilient and strong honeycomb panels.

DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) is a leading innovator of thermoplastics, elastomers, renewably sourced polymers, high-performance parts and shapes, as well as resins that act as adhesives, sealants, and modifiers. DPM supports a globally linked network of regional application development experts who work with customers throughout the value chain to develop innovative solutions in automotive, packaging, construction, consumer goods, electrical/electronics and other industries. For additional information about DuPont Performance Materials, visit plastics.dupont.com.

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