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Latest News

EconCore to showcase new high-performance honeycomb technology at JEC World 2019 in Paris New material for aircraft and railway interior components

[view details]19-02-2019

Steel composite panels from Tata cut trailer weight by 22% Tesco is trialling eight demonstrator trailers as part of a project, funded by Innovate UK, to test prototype units which are 22% lighter than conventional double-deckers.

[view details]12-02-2019

Covestro and EconCore join forces in composites development Polycarbonate applications in mass transportation - Fire, smoke and toxicity (FST)-performing honeycomb cores and panels

[view details]30-01-2019

Honeycomb technology based packaging sets new performance standard Container box compression test comparing alternative solutions

[view details]13-09-2018

Honeycomb materials delivering performance and growth in packaging EconCore actively licenses its technology for the continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb core materials, to companies around the world in various industry sectors.

[view details]23-07-2018

Transportation

Typical Applications: 

  • Trucks, Trailers, Semi-trailers (truck/trailer boxes, dividers, doors, aerodynamic side skirts and tail elements, bulkhead, …)
  • Public transportation – buses, trams, trains (interior elements and body panels, flaps and covers)
  • Inner cladding for commercial vehicles 
  • RVs
  • Cargo-containers, ULDs
  • Aircraft interior parts (under development)
                                                  

    Key advantages:

    • Weight-reduction per the honeycomb sandwich panel effec 
    • Cost-reduction per the efficient, in-line integrated production process 
    • Enhanced rigidity 
    • Good toughness
    • Insensitive to moisture and humidity effects (plywood replacement)
    • Improved thermal insulation and acoustic performance
    • Reduction of C02 emissions and minimal environmental impact
    • Excellent thermo-formability
    • Enhanced fire resistance and FST properties​ 

    Most popular honeycomb core materials in these applications:

    • Polypropylene, FR and FST qualified thermoplastics, Polyamide (PA6, PA66, …), …

    Most popular sandwich skin materials in these applications:

    • Thermoplastic composites, Thermoset composites, Steel, Aluminium, Polypropylene, FR and FST qualified thermoplastics, …