• 3 August 2011

    Investor Relations

    Xennia system sales bring digital ceramic printing solutions to India

    Xennia Technology Ltd, the world’s leading industrial inkjet solutions provider, announces today the expansion of its digital ceramics business into India with the sale and installation of several Xennia Ultramarine inkjet ceramic printing systems. Digital ceramic printing offers many benefits to ceramic production companies, including rapid turnaround of new designs, randomised images for natural effects and improved print quality, and these benefits are now available to end users in India, the rest of Asia and across the world.

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  • 2 August 2011

    Investor Relations

    TenCate profit growth of 69% to € 33.1 million

    Highlights of first half of 2011

    • Revenue growth of 30% to €592.4 million (+27% autonomous; -4% currency effect; +7% acquisitions / divestments).
    • EBITA € 56.1 million; +47% (+60% autonomous; -11% currency effect; -2% acquisitions / divestments).
    • Net profit € 33.1 million (+69%).
    • Revenue growth in the Advanced Textiles & Composites sector (+56% autonomous) as a result of record sales of TenCate Defender™M protective fabrics (military) and TenCate Tecasafe™ Plus (industry). Strong growth of interest in TenCate Defender™M outside the US.
    • Increase in EBITA in the Advanced Textiles & Composites sector by 156% to € 41.2 million (+172% autonomous; -17% currency effect +1%; acquisition / divestments).
    • Revenue growth in the Geosynthetics & Grass sector (+6% autonomous) as a result of higher sales of geosynthetics in emerging markets and new products; (upstream) revenues of TenCate Grass are stable.
    • Decrease in EBITA in the Geosynthetics & Grass sector by 26% to € 13.9 million (-13% autonomous; -9% currency effect; -4% acquisition / divestments); this originates in the integration of TenCate Grass downstream activities and pressure on margins due to higher raw material costs at TenCate Geosynthetics.
    • Earnings per share rose by 67% to € 1.30.

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  • 27 July 2011

    Investor Relations

    Xennia to unveil its digital textile printing solutions at ITMA 2011

    Xennia Technology, the world’s leading industrial inkjet solutions provider, will be demonstrating its range of inkjet printers and inks for digital textile decoration at ITMA, the International Exhibition of Textile Machinery, in Barcelona on 22-29 September 2011. Xennia’s unique range of digital textile printing systems and inks offers compelling benefits to textile brands and production companies, including fast introduction of new designs, print on demand and a wide range of vibrant colours.

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  • 7 July 2011

    Investor Relations

    TenCate and Pentair X-Flow launch drinking water management with synthetic turf systems

    On the occasion of the opening of the Open Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (OICAM) in Nijverdal, the Netherlands, TenCate and Pentair X-Flow are set to launch the first demonstrator project developed in open innovation, which is known as GreenSource. In this project a synthetic turf system from TenCate has been combined with water filtration technology from Pentair X-Flow). This combination will make it possible to use drinking water and other water management worldwide for both sports complexes and landscaping with synthetic turf, particularly in areas where water shortages prevail or where only polluted water is available.

    At the opening of this Open Innovation Center for Advanced Materials, Mr L. de Vries, President and CEO of Royal Ten Cate, pleads for the simultaneous establishment of an Advanced Materials top-flight institution, which will enable the Province of Overijssel and the Netherlands to further strengthen their national or international competitive position.

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  • 21 June 2011

    Investor Relations

    TenCate and Toray Industries sign long term supply agreement

    TenCate Advanced Composites and Toray Industries Inc (Tokyo, Japan) have signed a long term agreement for the supply of carbon fibers to TenCate for the production of thermoplastic TenCate Cetex® RTL composite materials. These fibers will be used for the growing amount of composite laminates that TenCate produces for the aerospace industry. In the near future these lightweight and high strength composite materials could also be used for automotive applications.

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