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Armageddon Energy, EconCore and Dupont develop ultra-light photovoltaic panel based on polyamide honeycomb technology Armageddon Energy, EconCore and Dupont joined forces to create a new lightweight polymer solar panel, which is one-third the weight of a standard glass solar panel while being significantly more rugged and resistant to damage than standard panels.

[view details]15-06-2017

On 17 May, the TU/Ecomotive team (sponsored by EconCore) unveiled their fourth concept car: Lina! Lina is the world's first car made from bio composites.

[view details]18-05-2017

Smallest Cell Size Thermoplastic Honeycombs Ever Next to the 3mm cell sized PP honeycomb in a very low thickness of 3 - 3.5mm which has already been marked as a great commercial success, EconCore’s daughter company ThermHex Waben launched now two other configurations of the honeycomb:

[view details]16-05-2017

EconCore exhibits for the first time at TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition Information in Nashville, Tenn. EconCore will be exhibiting for the first time at the upcoming 2017 TMC in Nashville, Tennessee (February 27 to March 1, Booth 853).

[view details]21-02-2017

RS Taichi Teccell Chest Protector and Windproof Stretch Denim The Teccell Chest Protector offers the most protection with the least amount of materials to make it lighter all while protecting the second most impacted part of a motorcyclist's body.

[view details]20-02-2017

On 17 May, the TU/Ecomotive team (sponsored by EconCore) unveiled their fourth concept car: Lina!

[Published on: 18-05-17]

Lina is the world's first car made from bio composites. TU/Ecomotive utilizes a combination of bio-based composites and bioplastics to create their chassis. The bio-based composite is made from flax, a plant that can be grown in the any moderate climate. The bio-composite has a strength/weight ratio similar to glass fibre, but is manufactured in a sustainable manner. A honeycomb shaped core from EconCore is produced from the bioplastic “PLA” (Polylactic Acid) from Natureworks, which is made entirely from sugar beets and is 100% biodegradable. The PLA honeycomb core is placed in-between two flax composite sheets to provide stiffness to the strong composite.

Lina will drastically reduce the carbon footprint compared to other lightweight materials used in the industry at the moment. The drivetrain of Lina is electric. Power is supplied by modular battery packs, giving a power output of 8kW using 2 DC‐motors. This allows Lina to reach a top speed of 80 km/h. To complement Lina’s sustainability, she is equipped with several High‐Tech features. NFC technology implemented in her doors is used to detect and recognize different users, which makes Lina highly suited for car‐sharing platforms.

Lina can be seen during the Shell Eco‐marathon 2017, held from the 25th to the 28th of May in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. From the 5th of June Lina will tour the Netherlands in an attempt to raise awareness for the problem it tries to solve.

Read more about Lina here: http://tuecomotive.nl/themes/tueco/assets/Press_release_tuecomotive.pdf

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