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Global summit for users of EconCore´s lightweight ThermHex honeycomb core technology EconCore, world leader in lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, hosted their fourth technology summit in Leuven, Belgium at the end of last month.

[view details]26-11-2019

Composite-Sandwich Conference 2020 Save the date!

[view details]05-11-2019

EconCore showcases advanced honeycomb technology at JEC Asia 2019 World leader in technologies for economic honeycomb sandwich material production, EconCore, will be exhibiting at JEC Asia 2019 in Seoul, Korea on 13 – 15 November.

[view details]05-11-2019

From Organosandwich to component For the first time, several prototypes of an Organosandwich component will be displayed at the K trade fair in Düsseldorf.

[view details]08-10-2019

EconCore chooses MEAF 50-H34 extruder for R-PET honeycomb sandwich panels EconCore from Leuven (Louvain) in Belgium has chosen the high speed, energy efficient MEAF 50-H34 extruder for its trial production of recycled PET (R-PET) ThermHex honeycomb sandwich panels.

[view details]29-08-2019

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.