Wabash to offer new composite technology in North America

Sept. 20, 2016
Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) has signed an agreement with EconCore N.V. to bring EconCore’s patented honeycomb core production technology to North America.  The agreement gives Wabash exclusive rights to manufacture and sell certain honeycomb sandwich material configurations in the containment and transportation industries in the United StatesCanada and Mexico.

The honeycomb core technology offers significant material property advantages compared to existing materials, such as weight savings, shear strength and energy absorption. Wabash says. It is already used in numerous industries, including aerospace, automotive, marine, and wind and solar energy industries around the globe.

“We’re exploring a number of applications where we can innovate and use this honeycomb core technology in existing products to significantly reduce weight, thus providing our customers a superior value proposition,” explained Brian Bauman, vice president and general manager of Wabash Composites. “In addition, this technology allows us to continue to focus on our growth and diversification efforts as we explore new end markets and products.”

“Introduced in 1996, our proprietary DuraPlate composite panel technology set a new standard in the dry van trailer industry, providing durability and an unmatched level of equipment performance, which it continues to do today,” Bauman added. “The EconCore honeycomb composite is another innovative technology in our portfolio that will enable us to advance product performance for current and future customers.”
EconCore is exhibiting at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in  Anaheim, California , September 26–29, 2016.  Wabash National  representatives are also attending the show. Interested customers are invited to visit booth H48 to learn more, or contact  Frank Pendleton, director of sales for Wabash Composites, at [email protected].