Velox GmbH, a European distributor of speciality materials for the plastics, composites, additives and paints and coatings industries, has established a new cooperation with ThermHex, a European producer of polypropylene honeycomb cores. The thermoplastic honeycomb cores range will be offered by Velox in Europe. excluding the UK and Northern Ireland.

‘We are very glad that ThermHex trusts Velox to distribute its cores range in Europe,’ said Serge Gradys, composite division manager at Velox. ‘ThermHex’ thermoplastic honeycomb cores are a great addition to our growing portfolio. This new generation of lightweight cores stands out by an improved bonding with glass fiber coats and can be further processed efficiently.’

 ThermHex’s cores can offer significant weight saving, high compression and shear strength, energy absorbance, resistance to moisture, acids and base and are 100% recyclable, the companies say.

Due to different densities and a wide range of core thickness between 3 and 30 mm ThermHex’ products can be used in many applications including transport, automotive, marine, building, industrial equipment, wind and solar energy.

This story is adapted from material from Velox, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.