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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

Job openings Are you interested to actively participate in the growth of EconCore?

[view details]01-10-2020

JEC Composites Webinar Thermoplastic Honeycomb Sandwich Panel Technology – Meeting the Cost-Efficiency and Sustainability Targets

[view details]17-09-2020

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.