14 November 2017
14 November 2017
ThermHex is producing its polypropylene (PP) honeycomb cores using a new vacuum forming roll which allows the production of cell sizes of 5 mm and thicknesses from 11 mm to 12.7 mm.
“With the conventional production processes, PP honeycomb cores with such a small cell size are currently only available for aerospace applications,” says ThermHex’s CEO Jochen Pflug. “These procedures are more expensive than our production process. Therefore, we see a great potential for the new product variations.”
For example, the new PP honeycomb cores can be used as an alternative to foam cores or resin-impregnated fleece core mats. The geometry of the vacuum forming roll is also said to create an improved surface structure. Cost savings are made possible by a reduction in material costs and a faster production process, ThermHex reports.
According to the company, the cost efficient production of ThermHex honeycomb cores enables economical production of sandwich components for rigid truck boxes, ship interiors, swimming pools and many more products.
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Established in 2003, MB Spritzgusstechnik in Marktoberdorf, Bayern, Germany is an owner-managed company. MB develops and produces technically sophisticated injection moulded parts from almost all common thermoplastics and recycled materials.
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