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TenCate is a leading supplier of specialty materials ranging from ballistic armor protection to advanced composites to geosynthetics. TenCate, a company with a rich 300+ year history, employs over 3,500 personnel in 15 countries and has annual sales in excess of $1 billion. All groups focus heavily on innovation and on delivering value through materials technology.

TenCate Advanced Composites (TCAC) operates four prepreg facilities in North America and two in Europe. Our North America (Morgan Hill & Fairfield CA) aerospace quality systems are compliant with ISO9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev C. TenCate's maintains carbon-free areas for the production of low-dielectric materials used in radomes and communication composite structure. The Corporate office for TCAC-USA along with manufacturing is located in Morgan Hill, CA which is approximately 1.5 hours south of our Fairfield, CA prepreg facilities. Our Camarillo CA and Burlington Ontario Canada facilities are focused on thermoplastic composite production focused on industrial markets (transportation, energy, electronics and recreational).

The European corporate office and thermoplastic manufacturing is located in Nijverdal, the Netherlands. Thermoset composites production is located in Langley Mill England. 

TenCate is a leading supplier of high performance prepregs to the following segments:  
    • Commercial & military aircraft  
    • Satellite and space structure  
    • UAV programs  
    • Aircraft interiors  
    • General aviation and helicopter  
    • Missile applications  
    • Industrial applications  
    • Aerospace composite compression molded parts  
    • Radomes for military & commercial aircraft and defense systems  

TenCate’s aerospace grade thermoplastic technology is based upon reinforced thermoplastic laminates provided out of our Nijverdal Netherlands facility, and thermoplastic UD tape produced in our California location. PPS-based thermoplastic fabric laminates are used on commercial aircraft leading edges, rib stiffeners, keel beams and interior panels. PEI-based thermoplastic fabric laminates are used primarily on aircraft interiors. Our thermoplastic aerospace grade unitapes based upon PEEK, PPS and PEI polymers are manufactured in Morgan Hill. Our Performance Composite thermoplastic unitapes made with Nylon, Polycarbonate/ABS, Polypropylene, HDPE and PET are made in our Burlington Ontario Canada facility.

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