• Consortium of TenCate, Norma and others receives €1.5 million from Province of Overijssel for smart production in The Factory of the Future

    Factory of the Future

    The Province of Overijssel has granted a €1.5 million development subsidy to a consortium headed by TenCate for the innovation centre The Factory of the Future. The size of the project amounts to approximately €6 million. The objective of the project is to make the production of advanced TenCate materials, such as protective fabrics, even more efficient, sustainable and smart, in what is known as smart production. Apart from initiator TenCate, Theo Rietkerk, a member of the Provincial Executive of Overijssel, has consistently done his utmost in recent years to promote this groundbreaking technological innovation in the manufacturing industry in the Eastern Netherlands, which is of great importance for the regional economy and direct and indirect employment.

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  • TenCate supplies composites to ICON Aircraft A5 Amphibious Sport Aircraft

    ICON A5 - 1

    TenCate Advanced Composites is a key supplier of advanced composites to ICON Aircraft for the innovative A5 Amphibious Sport Aircraft, which recently had its first flight and successful unveiling. The aircraft company has already received market response for more than 1,400 A5 positions.

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  • Growing importance of thermoplastics in aerospace

    Thermoplastics of growing importance for aerospace industry

    The growing need of the aerospace’ industry for higher volumes may accelerate the move to more applications of thermoplastic composites, like the automotive sector’s shift to thermoplastics.

    Advantages of thermoplastics include notably faster manufacturing and better performance.

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  • Geosynthetics for high-profile infrastructure Saemangeum

    Geosynthetics Saemangeum

    TenCate Geotube® technology was used for the construction of a dyke as part of a vast infrastructure project in South Korea.
    The use of this technology in one of the largest land reclamation projects in history produced a number of both economic and environmental advantages: a cost saving of almost five million euros, a saving of over 50% on CO2 emissions and a substantial
    reduction in the construction time of the overall project.

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  • Heerema Fabrication Group opts for TenCate fabrics

    Heerema Fabrication Group crew

    For the past year employees of Heerema Fabrication Group have been wearing work clothing based on the latest fabrics from the TenCate Tecapro® collection. Protection is paramount at this company.

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  • Airbus A350 XWB completes Route Proving Tour

    Airbus A350 XWB Route Proving Tour 1

    When landing in Toulouse, France, on August 13, the composites-intensive Airbus A350 XWB successfully completed a 14-city world Route Proving tour. At the technical Route Proving the aircraft had to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations on a global scale.

    The exercise took the flight test aircraft, MSN 005, across the globe on a 20-day trip flying over the North Pole, each ocean and stopping at 14 major international airports worldwide. During its tour, the aircraft flew approximately 81,700 nm (151,300 km) in some 180 flight hours, with all flights performing on schedule.

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  • Hamilton Accies promote on TigerTurf pitch

    Hamilton Accies promote on TigerTurf pitch picture

    With Hamilton Academical FC securing promotion to the Scottish Premier League, the club is now able to boast the only synthetic turf pitch in Scotland’s top division. After a dramatic final victory over Hibernian FC in the playoffs, the Accie’s promotion will see the club’s New Douglas Park stadium host top level SPL fixtures, including iconic matches against Celtic, for the first time since 2008. 

    In the hours following the club’s promotion, the club also celebrated the renewal of its FIFA 2* pitch accreditation, as the FIFA-approved test house Sportslabs judged the Accie’s playing surface suitable for the highest global standard for synthetic turf.

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  • Xennia enables high performance digital polyester fabric printing with advanced sublimation inks

    Xennia Technology today launches a full range of sublimation digital textile printing inks for proofing and production-scale decoration of polyester fabrics. Xennia Corundum™ offers unsurpassed colour vibrancy and industrial reliability.

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  • TenCate records 22% organic growth in EBITA in second quarter of 2014

    Summary of first half of 2014

    • Revenues for the first half of 2014 remain unchanged in organic terms; 5% organic growth in revenues in the second quarter.
    • Substantial increase in revenues from composites and synthetic turf offsets virtually the entire decrease in defence-related revenues.
    • EBITA for the first half declines in organic terms by 13%; EBITA in the second quarter increases by 22% in organic terms.
    • Earnings per share €0.38 (H1 2013: €0.50).
    • Net debt / EBITDA ratio virtually unchanged at 2.87.
    • TenCate maintains expectation for the year as a whole; increase in defence revenues in second half of the year.

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  • TenCate Advanced Composites at the 2014 Farnborough International Air Show

    Airbus A400M ice protection plate

    TenCate showcases aerospace capabilities at Farnborough International Air Show from 14th - 18th July.

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  • GreenFields® TX new standard in international top hockey

    Kyocera Stadion wedstrijd wolken

    The Hockey World Cup 2014 was a great success. For fourteen days the world could enjoy hockey at the highest level. The high-quality GreenFields® TX synthetic turf system made from TenCate fibres and backing was a perfect base for the World Cup Hockey. Players were able to get the best out of themselves. The audience could enjoy fast and technically advanced top hockey.

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