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

[view details]17-09-2020

EconCore, Toray and Bostik collaborate on the development of FST qualified thermoplastic honeycomb panels EconCore, Toray Advanced Composites and Bostik, are celebrating the development of a thermoplastic honeycomb core sandwich panel for use in mass transportation applications, including aircraft interiors.

[view details]07-09-2020

Thermoplastic honeycomb technology reduces the Hyundai Creta’s trunk floor weight by 20% EconCore, a specialist in lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, and DPA Moldados, a tier 1 automotive supplier, have developed innovative technology which has reduced the weight of the Hyundai Creta’s trunk floor by 20%.

[view details]25-05-2020

Recycled PET honeycomb now commercially viable using EconCore’s technology Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) honeycomb is now commercially ready and available to licence from EconCore.

[view details]12-03-2020

EconCore celebrates new licensing agreements and presents new application developments at JEC World 2020 EconCore, world leader in lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, is celebrating the announcement of new licensees at JEC World 2020 in Paris, France.

[view details]20-01-2020

Polycarbonate panels

The versatile EconCore ThermHex technology is able to efficiently produce honeycomb core sandwich panels with various core and skin material combinations. By applying ThermHex technology to produce polycarbonate honeycomb panels EconCore introduces a new generation of translucent panels for building applications having performance advantages over conventional solutions including high thermal insulating and aesthetically appealing honeycomb structure.

High translucency is becoming more important for many building applications. This is driven not only by personal taste and design, but also by environmental need ofr more natural lighting in place of artificial lighting. Structures such as verandas,  stadiums, shopping centers, libraries, office buildings and factories benefit from translucent building elements that meet functional and environmental needs while being aesthetically appealing. In many cases for theses application glass is too heavy, too brittle and difficult to install.

Building elements based on polymer materials are often preferred over glass due to ease of installation and impact resistance. Using the continuous ThermHex process to produce polycarbonate honeycomb sandwich panels results in outstanding mechanical performance-to-weight ratio with considerable cost saving potential compared to traditional PC or PMMA multiwall panels.

Applications: building and construction (including roofing, daylighting panels, interior walls, semi-structural panels for design, greenhouses) and other applications requiring lightweight translucent panel solutions.

ThermHex polycarbonate honeycomb panels exceed traditional polycarbonate multiwall sheets (PC MWS)

ThermHex process for polycarbonate honeycomb panels

PRODUCTION LINE

  • Output speed up to 10m/min. (factor of 2 higher than for MWS)
  • Line capacity up to 5 million m2 per annum
  • Easy change over regarding colors, finish, and even material type
  • High ROI