EconCore will present a durable and lightweight honeycomb
EconCore and its subsidiary ThermHex Waben will show how sandwich panels and honeycomb parts can be produced through their patented continuous production process and from recycled materials.
This patented process makes honeycomb sandwich panels more durable compared to monolithic materials or other alternatives to sandwich panels. Unlike monolithic panels, sandwich panels and honeycomb parts require less raw materials and less energy for production.
Ensuring that the entire production process has significantly lower CO2 emissions, which has many benefits for customers. The environmental benefits are found in different applications such as prefabricated bathrooms, auto parts, furniture, solar and wind power, and many more.
EconCore’s sandwich panel technology offers significantly improved performance in many industries, for example in the transport segment where weight reduction translates into energy and fuel savings as well as reduced CO2 emissions .
A specific example being the polypropylene honeycomb based panels in motorhomes and delivery vans can save up to 80% weight compared to the alternative material, without any of the serious operation or maintenance issues. due to rain.
Recently, EconCore invested in a new industrial line for the development and large-scale production of recycled PET (RPET) and high performance thermoplastic (HPT) honeycombs.
These solutions not only provide excellent positioning in terms of life cycle assessment and carbon footprint, but also meet the functional needs of different applications (for example, fire safety in public transport or short cycle convertibility). by compression molding).
RPET and HPT honeycomb technologies will be showcased at the Greener Manufacturing Show on stand 516.
With the RPET honeycomb core, EconCore and ThermHex see opportunities in many applications including the automotive market. On the other hand, HPT honeycomb products are suitable for somewhat more upscale applications where special performance characteristics are required, such as heat resistance or fire safety.
For high volume applications, EconCore’s patented lightweight honeycomb sandwich panel production process is available under license. Thermhex Waben’s patented honeycomb material and bent honeycomb technology from a continuous thermoplastic sheet enable the cost-effective production of honeycomb cores from a wide range of thermoplastic polymers.