Look inside over 100 million pairs of high-end athletic footwear around the world and you will find a secret performance enhancer: TenCate CFRT® thermoplastic composite materials. For over 25 years, we’ve been the supplier of choice to some of the best and largest athletic brands in the world.
But it’s not just athletes who value our products. Physicians depend on TenCate's CFRT thermoplastic orthotics. These inserts are under the feet of more than 5 million patients who need podiatric improvement. Why? Because our CFRT thermoplastic orthotics offer high durability, excellent damping, shock attenuation and resiliency. They provide a significant difference in comfort, performance and support for these patients. TenCate's composites provide excellent stability and support, yet are lightweight and thin enough to minimize weight, reducing fatigue and stress.
We have the ability to design TenCate CFRT® composite materials with different fiber types and content in the medial-lateral and longitudinal directions. This allows for tailored properties in each direction and a customized footbed. TenCate's ability to specialize the thermoplastic laminate provides designers with the freedom to develop a shoe component with different characteristics in each direction.