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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

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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