HexWeb® Honeycomb for Industries
Any structure requiring exceptional stiffness combined with minimal weight gain can benefit from HexWeb® honeycomb. HexWeb® is a lightweight core material that is available with regular hexagonal cells or in over-expanded (OX) form. It offers versatility in density, cell size and other properties and is also suitable for high volume manufacture.
Hexcel was the first company in the USA to manufacture expanded honeycomb on a commercial scale. Today over 700 varieties are produced in a wide range of materials and cell configurations. For information on aerospace honeycombs please click here.
In addition to the aerospace market Hexcel honeycombs are widely used in sandwich constructions for a wide range of industrial applications - from boat hulls and train interiors, to sports equipment and car chassis and body panels. HexWeb® aluminum honeycombs are also used for their excellent energy absorption characteristics, for example in automotive crash test barriers.
Hexcel’s industrial honeycomb range consists of HexWeb® CRF aluminum core with a chromate-free coating for corrosion resistance and HexWeb® HRH-78 or HexWeb® A10 core, which is formable and flame-resistant honeycomb made from resin coated Aramid paper.
For more information on HexWeb® honeycombs please consult our HexWeb® Honeycomb Attributes and Properties brochure.