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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

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

Honeycombs

EconCore provides technology for cost efficient continuous production of honeycomb cores.

EconCore materials and processes combine aerospace honeycomb technology with efficient packaging production technologies. This enables cost efficient continuous production of paper honeycombs and thermoplastic honeycombs by successive in-line operations for automotive, furniture, building and packaging applications.

The EconCore honeycomb cores provide in these application areas
three key advantages: 

1. Fast and continuous in-line core production and in-line panel lamination   
    = Minimal costs
2. Excellent mechanical properties, structure similar to aerospace honeycombs 
    = Minimal weight 
3. Recycable materials (thermoplastic polymers and natural fibres) 
    = Minimal environmental impact 

The folded honeycomb concept was developed at the K.U.Leuven in Belgium.

Our technology to continuously produce honeycomb cores combines the excellent mechanical properties and the low weight of aerospace honeycomb with the automated production and low production cost of packaging processes. The folded honeycomb core material (ThermHex) and its cost efficient continuous production processes is protected by granted patent families.

Our core materials are most suitable to replace homogeneous materials and foam cores in the thickness range from 4 mm to 16 mm in cost sensitive high volume applications.


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ThermHex core: Thermoplastic folded honeycomb