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  • From technical textiles to smart textiles

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    For Europe it was clear: the only way for the textile industry to maintain itself is through the route of process innovation and sustainability. As early as ten years ago Ten Cate unfolded its view on the (digital) future within this framework. In order to enable this revolution, the entire chain of value needed to be developed. 

    In the meantime Ten Cate mastered inkjet technology, partly through participation in different EU innovation projects. With this, the entire procedure was gone through from the scientific (research) basis to the applied research (development). The Eco-Innovation project of the European Committee, in which Ten Cate participates too, is mainly aimed at the last phase of market introduction. Currently Ten Cate has a strong technology position. The time has come to effectively market this position. 

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  • Towards the factory of the future

    Creating the maximal value in the supply chain with the aid of internet and strategic partners in an open environment  ̶  this was the basic principle defined at the Hannover Messe in various ways: smart factories, factory of the future, Industry 4.0 and internet of things. Essentially all these concepts have the same objective. With regard to TenCate, this basic principle has been an important part of its strategy for years, and txtures discussed this with Frank Spaan, corporate director business development of TenCate. 

    Flexibility in production and volume is being created by further digitalization, automation or robotization. This leads to more efficient use of raw materials, a lower failure rate in production, a considerable increase in innovation, and a growing ability to respond more effectively to customer needs. Every company, however, implements this in its own way. ‘And that includes us,’ says Frank Spaan. ‘Furthermore it applies to the production not only of protective and outdoor fabrics, but also of composites, synthetic turf and geotextiles.’

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  • TenCate goes live with UV textile aplication

    Download the feature article by John Scrimshaw in Digital Textile The World of Digital Textiles

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  • TenCate: Label ‘Made in Europe’ komt er aan

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    Is het droom? Het terughalen van de textielindustrie naar Nederland? Bij TenCate staat de toekomst al te draaien, een digitale inkjetprinter die het label ‘Made in Europa’ net zo makkelijk meeprint als alle digitale data over de gebruikte textiel. Daardoor zijn de gebruikte grondstoffen later te herkennen en opnieuw te gebruiken.

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  • Project Information Sheet #1

    The project information sheet #1 of the DigiFin project is available for download in the public library of this website

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