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EconCore presents latest developments in continuous production of high performance thermoplastic honeycombs for composites at JEC World 2018 EconCore is extending the capabilities of its innovative ThermHex technology for production of high-performance lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core materials and sandwich panels.

[view details]05-03-2018

EconCore to present innovations in continuous honeycomb sandwich technology at JEC World 2018 EconCore’s continuous process for producing high performance lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb cores for composites is set to be a crowd-puller at JEC World 2018 in Paris on March 6 to 8.

[view details]08-02-2018

Simplifying the solar panel with composites Replacing glass and aluminum with a polymer/cored polymer composite laminate raises panel durability at reduced weight.

[view details]10-01-2018

EconCore presents its innovative technology for the production of economic honeycomb sandwich materials at CAMX 2017 EconCore will be presenting its innovative technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials at CAMX 2017.

[view details]16-11-2017

Implementing Lightweight Honeycomb Core Technology Industry leaders from three continents gather in Belgium to share experiences

[view details]19-10-2017


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.

ThermHex core: Thermoplastic folded honeycomb