Thin composite panels

ThermHex Waben has developed a new range of thermoplastic composite panels suitable for automotive, transport, wind and solar, logistics and furniture applications.

According to the company, the panels have an improved mechanical performance and a surface quality not achievable by conventional honeycomb technology with thermoplastic composite skins.

They have a thickness between 6–20mm and densities from 1200 g/m² to 4200 g/m² and are produced in a continuous in-line process by the extrusion of a polypropylene film, vacuum forming and folding.

“Sustainable thermoplastic honeycombs have found their place within a variety of lightweight applications,” said Dr Jochen Pflug, CEO. “We can now produce with equal high production speed and low production cost our honeycombs with a smaller cell size, leading to improved surface quality.”