EconCore provides a cutting edge production technology enabling production of lightweight honeycomb sandwich panels at optimal performance and minimal cost. EconCores patented ThermHex technology allows for cost-efficient production of thermoplastic honeycombs from various polymers including PP, PE, PET, PVC, ABS, PC, PPS, PLA, FR and FST qualified polymers and many others, with a large variation in cell size, density and thickness. EconCores ThermHex honeycombs are produced from a continuously extruded film by subsequent operations of thermoforming, folding and stabilization/calibration. The sandwich skins are typically applied in an in-line integrated and highly-automated process directly following the honeycomb core production step. The facings can be made of the previously mentioned thermoplastic materials, but also of composites, wood, aluminum or steel. EconCores technology is used for production of lightweight and cost competitive panels for applications in packaging, automotive interiors, transportation and building & construction. The base of EconCores licensees, being smaller as well as larger companies such as Renolit or TATA Group, is worldwide and continuously increasing.
EconCore is the market leader in technologies for economic honeycomb sandwich production. EconCore’s ThermHex technology allows producing honeycomb cores and sandwich panels in a fast, continuous, in-line process. Due to its high efficiency ThermHex technology is applied typically in mass market applications allowing reductions of product’s cost and weight and consequently reductions of CO2 emissions.
The company 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 environment impact. Several companies worldwide use today the EconCore’s patented ThermHex technology producing lightweight polypropylene panels and benefiting from the cost efficient continuous production process. EconCore’s patented ThermHex technology is available for licensing.