• TenCate protective fabrics selected by Twente safety region

    Ondertekening contract veiligheidsregio Twente

    TenCate Protective Fabrics in Nijverdal (the Netherlands) has received an order for the supply of advanced protective fabrics for firefighters’ uniforms for fire brigades in the Twente safety region, the Netherlands. These uniforms will be made by a partner of TenCate, the LHD Group in Germany. The order is for 1,028 firefighters’ uniforms, each of which, as an integrated system, is composed of multiple protective fabrics. Delivery of the first firefighters’ uniforms will start in March 2015. Financial details will not be disclosed.

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  • TenCate announces partnership with Abaris Training utilizing TenCate AmberTool® tooling prepregs

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    TenCate Advanced Composites North America, a leading global composite materials company for space and aerospace applications, announces a partnership with Abaris Training Resources in Reno (Nevada), USA, in which Abaris will utilize the TenCate AmberTool® tooling prepreg portfolio, including TenCate’s exclusive 3M™ Fortified Tooling Prepregs (FTP), in Abaris’ tooling design and fabrication educational workshops.

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  • Digital inkjet technologies in next development phase


    Digital finishing is the key technological innovation of this century for the textile industry. The drop-on-demand and continuous-flow techniques enable several substrates to be digitally finished, using fluids such as inks and coatings.

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  • TenCate composite materials replace titanium for Orion space capsule heatshield and backshell structure

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    TenCate Advanced Composites North America, a leading global composite materials company for space and aerospace applications, has developed and provided heat resistant composites for the heat shield and backshell structure of the Lockheed Martin Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle, successfully launched this week. The suite of advanced materials of TenCate in this space capsule replaces the traditional titanium solution for re-entry and splashdown requirements, while saving weight and cost. The composite heat shield design allows very large composite structures to be fabricated out of autoclave.

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  • TenCate supplies armour systems for Iver Huitfeldt class frigates and Absalon class support ships of Royal Danish Navy

    TenCate Naval Armour

    TenCate Advanced Armour has secured an order from the Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) for ballistic protection of the Iver Huitfeldt class frigates and Absalon class support ships of the Royal Danish Navy. The armour systems to be supplied will provide a fully engineered, lightweight solution for the protection of mission-critical areas of the Navy ships. The modular armour kits will be supplied and installed on the ships over the next months. No financial details will be provided.

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  • TenCate Grass intensifies cooperation with Johan Cruyff Foundation

    TenCate Grass intensifies cooperation with Johan Cruyff Foundation

    Since its inception in 1997 the Johan Cruyff Foundation has evolved into an organization that day after day gets youngsters moving and keeps them active. In the seventeen years of the Foundation’s existence the need to get children moving has only increased. That is why in recent years the Foundation’s target group has expanded from children with a handicap to children living in districts where there is little opportunity to play outdoors. There is often too little time, space and attention for children to play sports and games.
    The social relevance of this is greater than ever, as sports & games make a real difference in issues such as health, integration, development and participation: Getting youngsters moving again, in a healthy and responsible way.

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  • Wolves Academy & Arena at the Club’s Compton Park training complex with new TigerTurf 3G pitch officially opened

    TigerTurf Pitch at Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Construction of the new £7 million Wolves Academy & Arena with TigerTurf indoor 3G pitch began during the summer of 2013, as the Club prepared for what turned out to be a title-winning Sky Bet League One campaign. This carried on the Club’s proud tradition of bringing through talented young players to graduate as full-time professional footballers, with the Academy having previously produced international players such as Robbie Keane, Matt Murray, Keith Andrews and Joleon Lescott.

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  • TenCate closes new credit facility

    On Friday, 31 October 2014 TenCate closed a €350 million credit facility with an international syndicate of six banks, with a possible increase of €150 million.

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  • TenCate: Organic growth continues

    TenCate trading update third quarter of 2014

    Key figures third quarter of 2014

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    In the third quarter of 2014 TenCate recorded organic growth in revenues of 3%, while EBITA remained unchanged, compared to the third quarter of 2013.
    Growth that occurred in the first half of the year within the TenCate Advanced Composites and TenCate Grass market groups was sustained compared to last year.

    Defence-related revenues rose in the third quarter compared to the previous quarters of 2014 and were the same as in the third quarter of 2013. Demand for TenCate Defender™ M products staged a strong recovery compared to a weak performance earlier in the year. Recovery in armour revenues has not as yet occurred, in part due to continuing delays in projects. There are a growing number of prospects, although the timing of these projects remains as yet uncertain.

    In the third quarter the value of net debt on the balance sheet declined compared to mid-2014. This decrease was limited as a result of the sharp rise in the dollar exchange rate.

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  • TenCate signs significant contract for delivery of TenCate Defender™ M

    TenCate Defender(TM) M

    TenCate Protective Fabrics USA has signed a significant contract with a new customer outside the US for the delivery of TenCate Defender™ M inherently flame-resistant fabric regarding personal protective uniforms for national armed forces. Neither the name nor nationality of this customer can be disclosed, for military reasons. Initial deliveries of this multi-year contract will take place in the first quarter of 2015. No further financial information will be provided. On the basis of this contract, TenCate expects a substantial increase in TenCate Defender™ M revenues in the coming year.

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