What is Paper Honeycomb Core?
Versatility and surprising qualities
The paper honeycomb core is a series of hexagonal shaped cells, nested together creating a sheet when expanded with approximately 95% open space. The basic geometry of honeycomb provides a number of unique characteristics
- Highest strength-to-weight ratio as a sandwich core.
- Highest stiffness-to-weight ratio as a sandwich core.
- Predictable and uniform crushing strength under compression.
- Processing applications in-line with low cubic input and high volume output.
- Low impact on environment and society, favourable impact on economy.
For the designer the honeycomb is a structural product whose unique characteristics can be used to created new products, improve existing products and solve design problems. For the industry the honeycomb creates sustainable cost savings. Paper honeycomb core is available in 3 physical forms:
- Continuous unexpanded honeycomb core. This form is efficient and economical for large users. Shipped in continuous pallet load lengths, the coiled core is several hundreds of m2 when expanded mechanically at the point of use.
- Slices unexpanded. Certain industries require cut-to size pieces of honeycomb tailored to their application. The dimension is fit-to-use when locally expanded.
- Pre-expanded sheets. This type includes the expansion of the slices and is manufactured to the specific dimensions, length, width and height to fit the customer’s application.