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Toyota adopts lightweight honeycomb solution based on EconCore's ThermHex technology for latest hybrid model Prius PHV.
Toyota adopts lightweight honeycomb solution based on EconCore's ThermHex technology for latest hybrid model Prius PHV.

Toyota has adopted an interior part using honeycomb material solution for its new hybrid model Prius PHV launched earlier this year.

The solution, based on ThermHex thermoplastic honeycomb core technology developed by EconCore, is implemented in the trunk cover of the car. This specific trunk cover part was developed by Gifu Plastics together with its local automotive supplier partners.

Gifu Plastic, a licensee of EconCore started out using the ThermHex process to make thermoplastic honeycomb products for packaging and logistics applications. Its portfolio is recently extended to include automotive interiors.

"We are proud that our uniquely produced honeycomb cores are becoming increasingly accepted in the highly sensitive automotive industry. That strengthens our position in this field and motivates us to invest further into research and development," said Jochen Pflug, CEO of EconCore and inventor of the ThermHex technology.

EconCore's ThermHex technology is a continuous process for the production of thermoplastic honeycombs integrated with an in-line lamination of skin layers. Pflug said the efficiency of this process enables the naturally optimized honeycomb structure to be brought to more cost sensitive applications, ultimately saving natural resources by replacing heavier sub-optimal designs.

Furthermore, the versatility of the technology allows direct lamination of thermoplastic skins as well as other facing layers (including for instance composites and metal) onto the thermoplastic honeycomb core to offer lightweight sandwich panels suitable for different applications.

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