At the trade fair, TenCate shows the chassis of the Alfa Romeo 4C, manufactured by Adler in Italy using thermoset composite from TenCate. For years TenCate has a strong presence in the aerospace industry with its thermoplastic composites. TenCate thermoset composites are widely used in the space industry. The shift to the automobile industry opens up a new market. TenCate intends to build a bridge from the small (racing) car producers to the large automobile manufacturers with countless – thermoset or thermoplastic – composite parts or materials for the large-scale manufacturing of cars.
Picture: Angela Merkel, from right to left accompanied by Mark Rutte, Loek de Vries (Chairman and CEO TenCate) and Frank Meurs (group director TenCate Protective Fabrics & TenCate Advanced Composites EMEA)