EconCore

Offers economical cores and panels for cost-optimized lightweight sandwich solutions; patented technologies for automated continuous production of paper honeycombs (TorHex) and thermoplastic honeycombs (ThermHex); integration into continuous inline production of sandwich panels/parts; product/process development services for specific applications.

Ambachtenlaan 25
Leuven, 3001 BE

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ThermHex

EconCore licenses Fynotej for NA automotive applications and advances into high-performance thermoplastics (HPT)
Branded Fynocore, these panels have a PP honeycomb core with skins – thermally bonded in-line – in either solid PP sheet or including a non-woven surface finish.

lab extruder, continuous thermoplastic honeycomb

EconCore partners with MEAF on continuous thermoplastic honeycomb cores
EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) is making progress in development of new all-thermoplastics continuous honeycomb cores.

EconCore material is used in this stowage bin by Diehl Aircabin.

JEC World 2018 preview: EconCore
EconCore’s (Leuven, Belgium) continuous process for producing high-performance lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb cores for composites will be on display at Hall 6, R73.

Simplifying the solar panel with composites
Replacing glass and aluminum with a polymer/cored polymer composite laminate ups panel durability at reduced weight.

EconCore and Diehl join forces for thermoplastic interior modules
EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) has joined forces with Diehl Aircabin (Laupheim, Germany) to develop next- generation solutions for aircraft interior modules, creating modules by thermoforming and functionalizing mono-material sandwich panels in a single step.

EconCore coposites

CAMX 2017 preview: EconCore
EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) is featuring its technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials.

EconCore, Fynotej enter into a license agreement
The license focuses initially on honeycomb sandwich panels made of polypropylene thermoplastic material for automotive applications.

Wabash to offer EconCore's composite technology in North America
Wabash National has the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell certain honeycomb sandwich material configurations from EconCore in the containment and transportation industries in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

CAMX 2016 preview: EconCore
EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) will emphasize the cost advantages of its patented technology for continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich materials.

CAMX 2015 preview: EconCore
EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) is emphasizing its patented ThermHex technology for continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich materials.

Paraglider harness uses sandwich composite with honeycomb core
The paraglider features Tepex dynalite composite material from Lanxess.

THERMHEX plastic honeycomb expands production
Lower cost single-step THERMHEX process supported by German state of Saxony-Anhalt as part of emphasis on composites and lightweight construction.

CAMX offers unprecedented new product access
CAMX 2014, Oct. 13-16 in Orlando, Fla., promises to be North America's largest ever composites trade show and conference. As a result, exhibitors are coming to the event with a wide array of new and existing materials, machinery, software and technology designed to help make composites fabrication faster, easier and more adaptable. CompositesWorld has been gathering information from CAMX exhibitors about what they will be featuring and introducing in their booths. This week's CAMX newsletter offers a preview of some of what you will find on the show floor.

CAMX 2014 preview: EconCore
Thermoplastic honeycomb core specialist EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) is emphasizing its ThermHex honeycomb technology, the RENOLIT Gorecell line and the LANXESS Tepex line.

2014 JEC Europe Review
The composites world met again in Paris, vibrant, stronger, and more forward-looking than ever before.

Toray licenses polyamide honeycomb technology
Toray is working with Japanese firm Itochu and Belgium-based EconCore to license EconCore's ThermHex polyamide honeycomb technology for use in sandwich constructions.

JEC Composites 2007 Product Showcase
This year’s Parisian exhibition provides key evidence of the composites industry’s unprecedented breadth and technical sophistication.

JEC show floor

JEC Composites 2005 Show Review
Paris composites exhibition posts 12 percent increase in attendance, underscoring industry health.

Product Categories of EconCore

Materials
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Honeycomb
      • Honeycomb, thermoplastic
      • Honeycomb, other
Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Continuous laminating machines
  • Other primary manufacturing equipment
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Continuous laminating
    • Honeycomb structures
Composite Structures & Components
  • Laminate panels, with core
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials