6 May 2010

TenCate receives long-term supply agreement from the Boeing Company

The TenCate Advanced Composites Group in Morgan Hill, California (USA) has reached a long-term supply agreement with the Boeing Company. This five-year contract extension culminates a multi-year initial design and build effort on compression molded hydraulic and fuel line clamp assemblies for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Besides these components, TenCate also delivers composite materials for other applications – including TenCate Cetex® – for the Boeing 787.

The hydraulic and fuel line assemblies will be supplied directly to Boeing and other Tier 1 subcontractors. Annual sales on the five-year contract extension will vary depending on the build rate of the Boeing 787 program. The thermoset clamp assemblies are used to secure hydraulic and fuel lines running through the wing. These clamp assemblies are an integral part of the fuel and hydraulic systems on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Paul Draghi, Vice President of Operations at TenCate Advanced Composites USA states: ‘We have worked closely with Boeing to ensure that TenCate is well-positioned to support this key business from a capacity and delivery perspective. This contract extension recognizes the hard work and technical success attained since the program inception in 2006. This program is an example of how TenCate combines tool design, tool fabrication, and part production to provide a cost-effective solution to our customer. We are excited to continue our partnership with the Boeing Company on compression-molded products for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and other Boeing aircraft’.

Royal Ten Cate
Almelo, the Netherlands, Thursday 6 May 2010

For further information:

On your request, pictures of the Boeing 787 EME Clamp Assemblies produced by TenCate Advanced Composites are available via: media@tencate.com.

Royal Ten Cate
Frank Spaan, Director Investor Relations & Corporate Development
Telephone : +31 (0)546 544 338
Mobile  : +31 (0)612 96 17 24
E-mail  : f.spaan@tencate.com
Internet  : www.tencate.com

TenCate Advanced Composites USA
Matt Cano, Business Development Manager (CCS Composites)
Email  : m.cano@tencate.com
Internet : www.tencate.com
Telephone : +1 707 319-8336

TenCate Advanced Composites USA is a leading developer and producer of thermoset and thermoplastic prepreg composites for space and aerospace and industrial applications. Prepreg materials of TenCate Advanced Composites are used in commercial aircraft, satellites, helicopters, general aviation, aircraft interiors, radomes and unmanned vehicles. TenCate Advanced Composites has facilities in Europe and North America.

Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is a multi-national company that combines textile technology with related chemical processes and material technology in the development and production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics. Products of TenCate are sold worldwide.
Systems and materials from TenCate come under four areas of application: safety & protection, space & aerospace, infrastructure & the environment, and sport & recreation. TenCate occupies leading positions in protective fabrics, composites for space and aerospace, anti-ballistics, geosynthetics and synthetic turf. TenCate is listed on the NYSE Euronext (AMX).

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