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  • TenCate signs significant contract for delivery of TenCate Defender™ M

    TenCate Defender(TM) M

    TenCate Protective Fabrics USA has signed a significant contract with a new customer outside the US for the delivery of TenCate Defender™ M inherently flame-resistant fabric regarding personal protective uniforms for national armed forces. Neither the name nor nationality of this customer can be disclosed, for military reasons. Initial deliveries of this multi-year contract will take place in the first quarter of 2015. No further financial information will be provided. On the basis of this contract, TenCate expects a substantial increase in TenCate Defender™ M revenues in the coming year.

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  • Synthetic turf is safe for sports

    Publications have appeared in the media which refer to experiences and research relating to rubber granulate as infill for synthetic turf football pitches. The question was posed whether rubber granulate could perhaps be connected to possible effects on the health of footballers, and more particularly of goalkeepers.

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  • TenCate and US ARMY RDECOM advance to phase two of multi-year of TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system technology evaluation program

    ABDS

    TenCate Advanced Armor USA and the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM) have signed a multi-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to evaluate, under the direction of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and with assistance from other RDECOM Agencies, the TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system for enhanced soldier protection. The technology evaluation program now enters the second phase, ensuring that this protection solution is robust and ready to reduce injuries and save military lives

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  • TenCate acquires Smart Body Armor® technology from Newport Sensors

    Smart Body Armour

    TenCate Advanced Armor USA has acquired from Newport Sensors, Inc., an industry leader in sensor technology innovation, the groundbreaking sensor technology that provides body armor users the ability to inspect, in real-time, the ballistic integrity of hard body armor inserts. The TenCate Smart Body Armor® technology, a network of sensors integrated onto the surface of the hard body armor insert, has been validated through extensive testing conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Army.

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  • TenCate Outdoor Fabrics presents innovations at Kampeer en Caravan Jaarbeurs 2014

    The Freedom Collections

    Material technology group TenCate will present innovative previews of the possibilities that digital textile finishing will offer during the Kampeer en Caravan Jaarbeurs 2014 in Utrecht. At the experiences pavilion The Freedom Collections, TenCate Outdoor Fabrics will show how this revolutionary technology will give maximum freedom to the design and production of digitally finished cloth qualities for both tents and sun awnings.

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  • TenCate Advanced Composites plan for growth and expansion with UK Centre of Excellence

    growth strategy

    TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading global composite materials company, announce plans for the growth and expansion of equipment and facilities at their manufacturing facility in Langley Mill (Nottingham), United Kingdom, as part of their growth strategy. The UK plant will be a centre of excellence for thermoset chemistry systems serving the EMEA region. The substantial investment will bring additional capability and capacity for fabric and UD based products, which are ideally suited to serving existing markets like Formula 1 motorsport, automotive and industrial markets.

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  • Consortium of TenCate, Norma and others receives €1.5 million from Province of Overijssel for smart production in The Factory of the Future

    Factory of the Future

    The Province of Overijssel has granted a €1.5 million development subsidy to a consortium headed by TenCate for the innovation centre The Factory of the Future. The size of the project amounts to approximately €6 million. The objective of the project is to make the production of advanced TenCate materials, such as protective fabrics, even more efficient, sustainable and smart, in what is known as smart production. Apart from initiator TenCate, Theo Rietkerk, a member of the Provincial Executive of Overijssel, has consistently done his utmost in recent years to promote this groundbreaking technological innovation in the manufacturing industry in the Eastern Netherlands, which is of great importance for the regional economy and direct and indirect employment.

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  • TenCate supplies composites to ICON Aircraft A5 Amphibious Sport Aircraft

    ICON A5 - 1

    TenCate Advanced Composites is a key supplier of advanced composites to ICON Aircraft for the innovative A5 Amphibious Sport Aircraft, which recently had its first flight and successful unveiling. The aircraft company has already received market response for more than 1,400 A5 positions.

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  • Growing importance of thermoplastics in aerospace

    Thermoplastics of growing importance for aerospace industry

    The growing need of the aerospace’ industry for higher volumes may accelerate the move to more applications of thermoplastic composites, like the automotive sector’s shift to thermoplastics.

    Advantages of thermoplastics include notably faster manufacturing and better performance.

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  • Geosynthetics for high-profile infrastructure Saemangeum

    Geosynthetics Saemangeum

    TenCate Geotube® technology was used for the construction of a dyke as part of a vast infrastructure project in South Korea.
    The use of this technology in one of the largest land reclamation projects in history produced a number of both economic and environmental advantages: a cost saving of almost five million euros, a saving of over 50% on CO2 emissions and a substantial
    reduction in the construction time of the overall project.

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