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Thermoplastic honeycomb technology reduces the Hyundai Creta’s trunk floor weight by 20% EconCore, a specialist in lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, and DPA Moldados, a tier 1 automotive supplier, have developed innovative technology which has reduced the weight of the Hyundai Creta’s trunk floor by 20%.

[view details]25-05-2020

Recycled PET honeycomb now commercially viable using EconCore’s technology Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) honeycomb is now commercially ready and available to licence from EconCore.

[view details]12-03-2020

EconCore celebrates new licensing agreements and presents new application developments at JEC World 2020 EconCore, world leader in lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, is celebrating the announcement of new licensees at JEC World 2020 in Paris, France.

[view details]20-01-2020

Low & Bonar licenses EconCore’s thermoplastic honeycomb technology - Revolutionary flooring underlay being launched at Domotex show Global advanced fabrics company, Low & Bonar have signed a license agreement with EconCore, the thermoplastic honeycomb technology leader, for the use of their honeycomb technology.

[view details]13-01-2020

Automotive interior tier one supplier Kotobukiya Fronte sign license to use EconCore’s thermoplastic honeycomb production technology EconCore, the technology provider for continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich materials, has signed a license agreement with Kotobukiya Fronte, a leading manufacturer of car interior components, headquartered in Japan.

[view details]07-01-2020

From Organosandwich to component

[Published on: 08-10-19]

For the first time, several prototypes of an Organosandwich component will be displayed at the K trade fair in Düsseldorf. From 16 - 23 October 2019, visitors will have the opportunity to inspect the component running under the designation “OSW-3D shell" at four stands. At the EconCore booth (Hall 8a, C37), the focus will be on the production of the Organosandwich semi-finished product consisting of a polypropylene honeycomb core and two glass fiber PP crossply skin layers. The special feature here is that not only the production of the honeycomb core but also the application of the skin layer takes place in a continuous production process at ThermHex Waben GmbH, a subsidiary of EconCore NV.

ThermHex and EconCore show with the Organosandwich that semi-finished products for mass production applications can be produced in a ressource-friendly and cost-effective way.

The technology demonstrator OSW-3D shell will also be exhibited at the Fraunhofer IMWS booth SC01 in hall 7. In a joint project between ThermHex Waben GmbH and Fraunhofer IMWS, a process for the production of sandwich components such as the OSW-3D shell with thermoformed Organosandwich and injection moulding functionalisation was developed. The developers Thomas Gläßer and Peter Stache from Fraunhofer IMWS succeeded in producing the component on a pilot scale within approx. 90 seconds.

The project supported by the European Regional Development Fund thus shows that sandwich components suitable for mass production can be produced with ThermHex honeycomb cores and further processed and functionalised in short cycle times. The project partners are therefore confident that the automotive industry in particular offers a wide range of possible applications.

The prototype will also be displayed at the Meusburger (hall 1, C30) and KrausMafffei booth.