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EconCore showcases advanced honeycomb technology

News International-French

24 Oct 2019

EconCore will exhibit technologies for economic honeycomb sandwich material production at JEC Asia 2019. The patented ThermHex technology is available under license, with licensees around the world, including three in Japan.

EconCore showcases advanced honeycomb technology

EconCore showcases advanced honeycomb technology

Applications for the technology include automotive, transportation, industrial packaging and building and construction. Further applications in railway and aviation using advanced thermoplastics are also being developed.

EconCore licensee, Tata Steel produce a product branded Coretinium. Combining a honeycomb core with Tata Steel’s Colorcoat Prisma pre-finished skins, it provides excellent durability and strength whilst being much lighter than alternative products. The steel skinned sandwich material, with a very high rigidity to weight ratio is being used in road transport to replace GRP skinned Plywood panels. This allows significant savings from lower fuel costs and reductions in CO2 emissions to be made.

Automotive interior is another area the technology is well-suited to. Due to the unique thermoformability of EconCore’s honeycomb sandwich panels, complex 3D items can be produced relatively easily and at low cost. This brings sizeable weight savings over conventional alternatives.

The option to use a range of thermoplastic, non-woven or composite skins with a polypropylene core, provide excellent rigidity, strength and impact resistance. Typical applications currently include trunk (boot) trim, door panels, underbody panels, seat-back, parcel shelf and bulkheads.

Discover EconCore products during JEC Asia 2019, Hall C, booth E42.