The material edge
TenCate CFRT® thermoplastic composite materials can be found in over 100 million pairs of high-end athletic footwear worldwide. TenCate has been the supplier of choice for over 25 years to some of the largest athletic brands in the world. Doctors rely on TenCate's CFRT thermoplastic orthotics which are under the feet of more than 5 million patients who require podiatric correction. Properties such as high durability, excellent damping, shock attenuation and resiliency provide a measurable difference in comfort, performance, and support. TenCate's composites provide superior stability and support, yet are lightweight and thin enough to minimize weight to reduce fatigue and stress. TenCate CFRT® composite materials can be designed with different fiber types and content in each direction allowing for tailored properties in each direction. TenCate's ability to tailor the thermoplastic laminate provides designers with the freedom to develop a shoe component with different characteristics in the medial-lateral and longitudinal direction.