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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

Background

Scientific Background


The folded honeycomb core materials and their cost efficient continuous production processes have been developed in a cooperation of the Department MTM (Metallurgy and Materials Engineering) and the Division PMA (Production, Machine Design and Automation) of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the university K.U.Leuven, Belgium.

The material know how and process knowlegde, the scientific basis of the EconCore technology, was developed in Ph.D. research projects and European research projects with leading industrial partners at the K.U.Leuven.

Ph.D. research projects and European research projects
MTM KU Leuven