CAMX 2016 preview: EconCore

EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) will emphasize the cost advantages of its patented technology for continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich materials.

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EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) will emphasize the cost advantages of its patented technology for continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich materials. The process consists of integrated steps of vacuum forming extruded film to a pattern, mechanical folding to honeycomb core structure, and lamination of skin material to the core. The process is able to accommodate a wide range of thermoplastics to produce honeycomb core. The technology is used to produce sandwich materials for applications ranging from reusable packaging, automotive, transportation, building and construction, marine, graphical displays and others. EconCore will showcase a number of sandwich materials produced today by its licensees. Joining EconCore in Anaheim will be ThermHex Waben GmbH, a daughter company of EconCore and one of many licensees of EconCore using the patented technology. 

Special emphasis by EconCore will be placed on developments with metal skin composite sandwich materials and applications including building and construction, signage, transportation, commercial furniture, as well as glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic skin sandwich materials for transportation, air cargo ULDs, scaffolding, temporary shelters and field hospitals.