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EconCore’s ThermHex for Prius PHV

The solution, based on ThermHex thermoplastic honeycomb core technology developed by EconCore, is implemented in the trunk cover of the car.

21st September 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Leuven

Transport/​Aerospace

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 optimised material performance, the low weight honeycomb is said to deliver weight savings of 50% as a core part inside the trunk cover, compared to previous conventional material set-ups based on cardboard and metal, the company reports.

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