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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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.