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.
In addition to the aerospace market Hexcel honeycomb is 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 honeycomb is also used for its excellent energy absorption characteristics, for example in automotive crash test barriers.
Hexcel’s industrial honeycomb HexWeb® A10 core is a formable and flame-resistant honeycomb made from resin coated Aramid paper.
For more information on HexWeb® honeycombs please read HexWeb® Honeycomb Attributes and Properties.