ThermHex Waben, which makes honeycomb materials for composites, has launched a new polypropylene (PP) core material which has a reduction in cell size of almost 50%.

According to the company, a smaller cell size can lead to a better surface quality and enable the use of the core in more applications, such as visible interior and exterior surfaces in automotive. 

The honeycomb cores, which have a height of 20 mm and cell size of 5 mm, are suitable for products in automotive, boat, yacht, and shipbuilding, interior and furniture, building and construction, and wind and solar energy, swimming pools and prefabricated bathrooms. 

All honeycomb cores are recyclable, are resistant to moisture, acids and bases (reducing replacement costs), and ThermHex Waben is reportedly working towards a CO2 neutral product.

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