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Corex Honeycomb is an aluminium honeycomb core manufacturer, based in the UK, working with industries worldwide. We pride ourselves in seeking solutions, working in collaboration with our customers, within a wide scope of industries including rail, marine, construction, architecture, automotive, logistics, air conditioning and wind energy. We have multilingual staff ready to discuss your project with you who can offer a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of composites.
Encocam, the parent company of Corex Honeycomb was established in 1988 by Mike Ashmead, as a producer of aluminium honeycomb composite sandwich panels. The business expanded into many related areas including energy absorption and safety testing solutions. In order to reduce its reliance on external suppliers, Encocam began manufacturing its own aluminium honeycomb, used primarily in the production of energy absorbers and crash test barriers; Corex Honeycomb was founded and the supply of aluminium honeycomb to external companies began. The origin of the name comes from the core strength of the honeycomb structure made when sheets of aluminium are bonded together and then expanded.
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Aluminium honeycomb core material for the rail sector
Corex Honeycomb has been a trusted aluminium honeycomb provider to the composites industry for 30 years, with great experience in the European rail sector. When used in a bonded composite sandwich panel the high strength-to-weight ratio and corrosion resistance provide the perfect application for doors, floors, furniture, galley and sanitary modules (as shown) and interior panel partitions.
Aluminium honeycomb core material for the rail sectorCorex Honeycomb collaborated with TRB Lightweight Structures, providing applications used to develop the energy efficient Personal Rapid Transit Pod at London Heathrow Airport. The PRT Pod is an ultra-lightweight, electric, unmanned vehicle connecting Heathrow’s business car park with Terminal 5 via a guide way. TRB Lightweight Structures produced the chassis and floor of the pod utilising Corex aluminium honeycomb composite panels to create a lightweight, high-strength composite panel.
Corex Honeycomb has also worked on the Hitachi Class 800 train project with TRB Lightweight Structures; this project formed part of the UK Intercity Express Programme(IEP). Hitachi Rail Europe provided new electric and bi-mode trains, for the great Western Main Line and the East Coast Main Line. The Department of transport started this programme to replace the ageing High Speed Trains.Read more