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Welcome to Corex Honeycomb – Aluminium honeycomb core manufacturer

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.



Paper honeycomb in automotive

MCT Engineering

Corex Honeycomb supply MCT with aluminium honeycomb, this is currently used in the flooring of the Jaguar I-Pace race car.

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Corex Honeycomb working with Satys

Corex Honeycomb works closely with Satys supplying the Interiors for Rail division with aluminium honeycomb, which is used for train floors and doors.

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Max Maxwell Duality Exhibition

Max Maxwell Duality Exhibition

Max’s solo exhibition, 'Duality', at No 20 Arts gallery, Islington, London,  features a body of work that includes painting, sculptures and video installations exploring dichotomies that preoccupies the artist the most.

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Matthew Lane Sanderson

Matthew Lane Sanderson

Matthew Lane Sanderson, from Sanderson Sculpture,  is a sculptor who specialises in large-scale works and civic fine art.

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The Corex Honeycomb brand promotes aluminium honeycomb as a structural lightweight material with high strength properties, which makes it suitable for a world of applications. Corex Honeycomb has supplied aluminium honeycomb for some exciting projects including The London Eye, the energy efficient Personal Rapid Transit Pods at London Heathrow Airport and the Hitachi Class 800 train, all working alongside TRB Lightweight Structures.


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Corex Honeycomb has been a trusted aluminium honeycomb provider to the European rail sector for over 25 years. When used in a bonded composite sandwich panel the high strength-to-weight ratio and corrosion resistance provides the perfect application for doors, floors, furniture, galley and sanitary modules (as shown), interior panel partitions and energy absorbers.


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Expanded aluminium honeycomb

A World of Applications for Aluminium Honeycomb

Corex Honeycomb has been a leader in the composites industry for over 30 years and is the only UK manufacturer of unexpanded and expanded aluminium honeycomb. From the rail sector to the marine, automotive and architectural industries, our honeycomb is used in a world of applications ranging from large transport projects to specialist works of […]

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Oxford Brookes Racing Sponsorship 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring Oxford Brookes Racing (OBR) in 2020, making it the third year in a row. OBR use Corex aluminium honeycomb in the chassis of their Formula Student car. This honeycomb is often used in automotive and motorsport vehicles because of its incredibly high strength-to-weight ratio and […]

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Aluminium honeycomb vs Nomex

Aluminium honeycomb vs Nomex

Aluminium honeycomb vs Nomex: Aluminium honeycomb and Nomex® have similar properties but when should you choose one over the other? Aluminium Honeycomb – Strength and Rigidity Aluminium is naturally occurring and was discovered in the 1800s; it was not produced as foil until the 1900s, when a Swiss manufacturer realised that aluminium foil could be […]

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