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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 (Leuven, Belgium) is emphasizing the cost advantages of its patented technology for continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich materials.

[Published on: 26-09-16]

The unique process consists of integrated steps of vacuum forming extruded film to a pattern, mechanical folding to honeycomb
core structure, and lamination of skin material to the core. The process is able to accommodate a wide range of thermoplastics to produce honeycomb core. PP is the most widely used, but PET, PA, PC, PLA, PVC, PMMA and others are also possible. Versatility regarding skin materials is equally broad, including thermoplastics, thermoplastic composites of glass fiber, carbon fiber, natural fiber, thermoset composites, steel, aluminum, wood, and more. The technology is used to produce sandwich materials for applications ranging from reusable packaging, automotive, transportation, building and construction, marine, graphical displays and others. EconCore will showcase a number of sandwich materials produced today by its licensees.
Joining EconCore in Anaheim will be ThermHex Waben GmbH, a daughter company of EconCore and one of many licensees of EconCore using the patented technology. ThermHex Waben GmbH is fast becoming the European Market leader in the production and sales of honeycomb core materials used for cost sensitive applications, like truck trailers, swimming pool shells, marine, renewable energy, recreational vehicles and many others. With recent investment to increase capacity by installing a new extruder, ThermHex Waben GmbH is positioned to meet the growing demand from existing and new customers.
Special emphasis by EconCore will be placed on developments with metal skin composite sandwich materials and applications including building and construction, signage, transportation, commercial furniture, as well as glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic skin sandwich materials for transportation, air cargo ULDs, scaffolding, temporary shelters and field hospitals.

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