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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

EconCore to showcase new high-performance honeycomb technology at JEC World 2019 in Paris New material for aircraft and railway interior components

[view details]19-02-2019

Steel composite panels from Tata cut trailer weight by 22% Tesco is trialling eight demonstrator trailers as part of a project, funded by Innovate UK, to test prototype units which are 22% lighter than conventional double-deckers.

[view details]12-02-2019

Covestro and EconCore join forces in composites development Polycarbonate applications in mass transportation - Fire, smoke and toxicity (FST)-performing honeycomb cores and panels

[view details]30-01-2019

Honeycomb technology based packaging sets new performance standard Container box compression test comparing alternative solutions

[view details]13-09-2018

FR/FST honeycombs

High-end applications have been favoring thermoset composite materials over a long period of time. The world is changing though, and the industry is asking for alternative thermoplastic solutions in order to benefit from easy, cost-efficient and short-cycle processing as well as recyclability. Without compromising the market needs, including weight reduction and fire-safety in first place, EconCore is presenting its latest development – High Performance Thermoplastic honeycomb technology.

EconCore’s technology has been widely proven in a range of different applications already. Our honeycomb sandwich panels are being used in automotive, broader range of applications in ground and sea transportation, building and logistics.
HPT honeycombs build on the intrinsic benefits of lightweight honeycomb structures, now with higher heat stability and excellent fire resistance. The thermoplastic polymers used for HPT honeycomb’s production are Fire-Smoke-Toxicity qualified grades, including, amongst other options, polycarbonates, PPS and PEI. With so-based sandwich structures, the “pass” criteria can be obtained with regards to both, railway’s EN45545 standard and aviation’s FAR25.853 norm.

The applications for HPT honeycombs are broad ranged and primarily lay within aircraft and railway interior components. With the proven honeycomb structure, the mechanical performance is superior to that of FST / FR grades of foam cores offered in the market. Next to the possibility of combining the core with thermoset composite skins for conventional processing methods, the thermoplastic honeycombs are often laminated with thermoplastic face sheets, building essentially mono-material, all-thermoplastic sandwich structures. These can be thermo-formed into final parts in an energy, time and cost-efficient single-step process, dramatically changing production environment in contrast to the costly and labor-intensive conventional processing methods dedicated to thermoset composites.

EconCore’s technology has been widely proven in a range of different applications already. Our honeycomb sandwich panels are being used in automotive, broader range of applications in ground and sea transportation, building and logistics. 
HPT honeycombs build on the intrinsic benefits of lightweight honeycomb structures, now with higher heat stability and excellent fire resistance. The thermoplastic polymers used for HPT honeycomb’s production are Fire-Smoke-Toxicity qualified grades, including, amongst other options, polycarbonates, PPS and PEI. With so-based sandwich structures, the “pass” criteria can be obtained with regards to both, railway’s EN45545 standard and aviation’s FAR25.853 norm.