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The technology provider for continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials, announces that it has signed a license agreement with a leading textile manufacturer in North America. The applications will be focused on lightweight automotive interior panels and parts.
The manufacturer of a variety of needle punched nonwoven products will now integrate EconCore’s technology in order to add value to the manufactured goods: the production of thermoplastic honeycomb panels will be integrated with in-line lamination of nonwovens and carpets in order to finish the rigid but lightweight product as per the needs of the automotive applications. The integration of the technologies will allow the company to move one step forward in the value chain of the automotive industry.
EconCore is a specialist in technologies for economic honeycomb sandwich production. EconCore’s ThermHex technology allows for production of honeycomb cores and sandwich panels in a fast, continuous, in-line process. Due to its high efficiency the unique technology is applied typically in mass market applications allowing reductions of product’s cost and weight and consequently reductions of CO2 emissions.
Thermoplastic resins market share is expanding within a growing global Composites market. Automotive is seeking for new solutions for lighter vehicles and high volume production have the habit to...