EconCore

EconCore provides technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials. The fast, versatile, continuous ThermHex process allows users to produce sandwich materials for various applications including automotive, transportation, building and construction, industrial packaging/graphical displays, furniture and many others at minimal cost, weight and environmental impact. For more information, please visit www.econcore.com.

EconCore
Ambachtenlaan 25
3001 Leuven
Belgium
+32 16381060
www.EconCore.com
info@​econcore.com
@EconCore
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Implementing Lightweight Honeycomb Core Technology

Summit participants tour EconCore facilities during two day gathering on implementing lightweight honeycomb core technology. 
(Photo: © 2017 EconCore, ECNPR003)Industry leaders in commercial transportation, industrial packaging, building materials, automotive interiors and other application markets gathered in Belgium earlier this month for a Technology Summit focusing on EconCore’s patented ThermHex process. The purpose of the biennial event hosted by EconCore, the world leader in new technologies for economic sandwich material production, is to promote the exchange of new developments and experiences in the implementation of lightweight honeycomb core manufacturing technology between established, new and potential future licensees of the technology. The cumulative knowledge from the shared experiences provides significant benefits across the value chain of all participants.

Toyota adopts lightweight honeycomb solution based on EconCore’s ThermHex technology for latest hybrid model Prius PHV

Toyota adopts lightweight honeycomb solution based on EconCore’s ThermHex technology for latest hybrid model Prius PHV. 
(Photo: © 2017 EconCore, ECNPR001)Japanese automotive OEM Toyota has adopted an interior part using unique honeycomb material solution for its new hybrid model Prius PHV launched earlier this year. The solution, based on ThermHex thermoplastic honeycomb core technology developed by EconCore, is implemented in the trunk cover of the car. This was achieved thanks to developments of Gifu Plastic Industry Co. from Japan using technology licensed from EconCore. Due to its combination of strength and rigidity and optimized material performance, the ultra-low weight honeycomb delivers weight savings of 50 % as a core part inside the trunk cover compared to previous conventional material set-ups based on cardboard and metal.

Diehl Aircabin and EconCore combine to develop aircraft interior modules based on thermoplastic honeycomb

Diehl Aircabin and EconCore are developing aircraft interior modules based on thermoplastic honeycomb.
(Photo: © 2017 EconCore, ECNPR002)Thermoplastic honeycomb technology specialist EconCore has joined forces with Diehl Aircabin to develop next- generation solutions for aircraft interior modules during a European Commission funded project. The two companies envisage a new highly cost-effective process for creating modules by thermoforming and functionalizing mono-material sandwich panels in a single step.