At the JEC World 2017, ThermHex presents its PP honeycomb cores of the thickness 10 to 12.7 mm for the first time with a newly developed cell width of 5 mm. The smaller cell width allows a perfect surface quality. This results in new application possibilities for the honeycomb cores. For example, they can be used as an alternative to foam cores or resin-impregnated non-woven mat mats.

For the honeycomb cores with the thicknesses of 12 mm and 12.7 mm (1/2 inch), the new cell width also results in an optimized manufacturing process. With a newly developed vacuum mold roll, ThermHex increases resource and cost efficiency and achieves higher production capacity for the two product variants .

ThermHex is currently working on the development of further PP honeycomb cores with smaller cell sizes. “Even in the thickness range from 5 mm to 6 mm, we can offer our honeycomb core with 4 mm cell width,” says Thermhex CEO Jochen Pflug. “With conventional production processes, honeycomb cores with such small cell sizes are only available for aerospace applications.”