As a developer and manufacturer of both thermoset and thermoplastic materials for the automotive market, TenCate is perfectly positioned to provide a total advanced composite material solution for a wide range of applications and manufacturing processes.

Utilising experience and knowledge developed over a number of decades, TenCate thermoset and TenCate Cetex® thermoplastic materials have a diverse and proven range of structural, cosmetic and high temperature application areas.  

High volume manufacturing of light weight components is a key consideration for the automotive industry when selecting a material. Advanced composite materials offer equivalent strength and stiffness with a lower weight when compared to metallic parts.  

Driving the change

AutomotiveWith over 30 years heritage with thermoplastic composites, TenCate Cetex thermoplastic materisl represents our platform for change:
  • Available in a wide range of reinforcements formats from tailored fabric laminates to unidirectional tape using carbon, glass and aramid.
  • Resin matrices available to meet specific cost and performance program requirements with PA6, PP, HDPE, PC/ABS, PET and high end thermoplastics such as  PEI, PPS, PEKK and PEEK.
TenCate Cetex® laminates and organic sheets are engineered to meet the structural demands of volume applications including under the hood components, hybrid wheels, chassis, pillars and structural interior parts.

Our skilled engineers work in partnership with our customers to identify solutions that best fit their requirements. This support is leveraged with our comprehensive development facilities allowing product customization and database generation.

The strength of TenCate automotive composites

  • New, customer-focused solutions can be developed and introduced rapidly and reliably.
  • Impressive track record in the global aerospace industry.
  • Platform of knowledge and experience in the development, production and processing of both thermoplastic and thermoset composite technologies.
  • High-grade, industrialized production environment.
  • Extensive experience in the building of value chains in new thermoplastic composite markets.
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TenCate E731
TenCate E731 is a toughened epoxy resin system designed to deliver enhanced resin clarity for cosmetic components within high performance automotive. The resin formulation ensures that components are free from white-spots and exhibit high clarity.

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