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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

Innovative honeycomb materials are lightening the load in transportation EconCore has established a reputation as a leader in thermoplastic honeycomb core materials and technology.

[view details]20-07-2018

EconCore: Core Technologies for Future Needs EconCore, the world leader in providing technologies for honeycomb sandwich material production, has seen its growth skyrocket since its establishment 13 years ago, demonstrating its ability to offer the right product at the right time.

[view details]15-06-2018

EconCore partners with MEAF in development of lab extruder for continuous thermoplastic honeycomb production EconCore is making strong progress in development of new all-thermoplastics continuous honeycomb cores.

[view details]07-06-2018

On 17 May, the TU/Ecomotive team (sponsored by EconCore) unveiled their fourth concept car: Lina!

[Published on: 18-05-17]

Lina is the world's first car made from bio composites. TU/Ecomotive utilizes a combination of bio-based composites and bioplastics to create their chassis. The bio-based composite is made from flax, a plant that can be grown in the any moderate climate. The bio-composite has a strength/weight ratio similar to glass fibre, but is manufactured in a sustainable manner. A honeycomb shaped core from EconCore is produced from the bioplastic “PLA” (Polylactic Acid) from Natureworks, which is made entirely from sugar beets and is 100% biodegradable. The PLA honeycomb core is placed in-between two flax composite sheets to provide stiffness to the strong composite.

Lina will drastically reduce the carbon footprint compared to other lightweight materials used in the industry at the moment. The drivetrain of Lina is electric. Power is supplied by modular battery packs, giving a power output of 8kW using 2 DC‐motors. This allows Lina to reach a top speed of 80 km/h. To complement Lina’s sustainability, she is equipped with several High‐Tech features. NFC technology implemented in her doors is used to detect and recognize different users, which makes Lina highly suited for car‐sharing platforms.

Lina can be seen during the Shell Eco‐marathon 2017, held from the 25th to the 28th of May in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. From the 5th of June Lina will tour the Netherlands in an attempt to raise awareness for the problem it tries to solve.

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