Honeycomb and Flex-Core® Materials

Toray Advanced Composites, UK (Langley Mill), has the largest independent core processing operation in Europe. Aluminum and Nomex® honeycomb core are available in addition to Flex-Core® honeycomb. We hold extensive stock to choose from. All orders are cut to customer thickness specifications and available with fast turnaround times.



Key Product Characteristics

Aluminum Honeycomb - Aerospace Grade








  • High strength-to-weight properties at relatively low cost

  • Improved mechanical properties in comparison to commercial grades

  • Broader selection of densities than commercial grades

  • Sheet size 1250 x 2500 mm except **1220 x 2440 mm

Aluminum Honeycomb - Commercial Grade




  • High strength-to-weight properties at relatively low cost
  • Easily machined and formed for applications such as air or fluid control, light collimation, heat exchangers
  • Protects surface damage when used in laser cutting

Nomex® Honeycomb -Aerospace Grade

ANA-3.2-29 3.2 mm 29 kg/m³

ANA-3.2-48 3.2 mm 48 kg/m³

ANA-3.2-64 3.2 mm 64 kg/m³**

ANA-4.8-48(OX) 4.8 mm 48 kg/m³

  • Fire resistant and self extinguishing to FAR 25.583
  • High temperature strength up to 180°C (356°F)
  • Good dielectric properties
  • Nomex® paper sheets are coated and bonded together with a high modulus phenolic resin
  • Sheet size 1250 x 2500 mm except **1220 x 2440 mm

Nomex® Honeycomb - Commercial Grade

ANC-3.2-48 3.2 mm 48 kg/m³

ANC-4.8-32 4.8 mm 32 kg/m³

ANC-4.8-48 4.8 mm 48 kg/m³

ANC-4.8-48(OX) 4.8 mm 48 kg/m³

  • Fire resistant and self extinguishing
  • Good thermal and electrical insulating properties
  • High strength-to-weight ratio and easily formable to shape
  • Sheet size 1250 x 2500 mm

Aluminum Flex-Core® -

Aerospace Grade

5052/F80-.0013N Density 4.3

5052/F80-.0024N Density 8.0

5056/F80-.0014N Density 4.3

  • Unique cell configurations that permit small radii of curvature without deformation of the cell walls or loss of mechanical properties
  • For parabolic, spherical, and cylindrical shapes
  • Sheet size 915 x 1220 mm

 Flex-Core® is a registered trademark of Hexcel. Nomex® is a registered trademark of E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company.

*Offered from Langley Mill, UK. Additional grades can be sourced upon request, subject to minimum order quantities and extended lead times.


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