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Lanxess joins with EconCore to develop nylon sandwich materials

3:55 AM MDT | April 3, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

Lanxess says it is collaborating with EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) to develop new thermoplastic sandwich materials for lightweight construction. The objective of the collaboration is to make honeycomb cores based on Lanxess nylon using an automated, continuous process developed by EconCore. The new nylon honeycomb cores will be combined with continuous, fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites from Lanxess subsidiary Bond-Laminates (Brilon, Germany), Lanxess says. Nylon honeycomb cores incorporated into sandwich composites provide opportunities in lightweight...

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