• 13 December 2012

    Advanced Armour

    TenCate Advanced Armour opens sales office in United Arab Emirates to serve the Middle East region
    TenCate Protector

    TenCate Advanced Armour announces the opening of a permanent sales office in the Middle East. Mr Yohann Barnaud, who has been managing TenCate Advanced Armour sales in the Gulf Cooperation Council region and Eastern Europe, has been appointed director.

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  • 12 December 2012

    Advanced Composites

    TenCate qualified to supply composite material for leading global automotive customer
    TenCate Cetex RTL

    TenCate Advanced Composites has been successful in qualifying to supply carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite material for a leading global automotive customer. Now that the customer-specific development phase for a structural automotive application has been completed, marking the end of the qualification process, structural integrity tests of the final product begin.

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  • 8 November 2012


    Outstanding Achievement Award for TenCate Geosynthetics Asia
    Outstanding Achievement Award for TenCate Geosynthetics Asia

    The business unit Water & Environment of TenCate Geosynthetics has been awarded in November 2012 the Outstanding Achievement Award for the transformation of a polluted wastewater impoundment into the Qingjing Lake at Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City in China. The once deserted and polluted place will host by the year 2020 all kind of green businesses and around 350,000 residents in their new Eco-City.  The ecology and biodiversity have been considerably improved by transforming the wastewater impoundment into a clean wetland lake. The new city will serve as a role model for future habitat developments in China. The TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology was a key contributor to this transformation process, using 18,7 kilometer of these geotextile containers.

    TenCate Geosynthetics has won an IAA award each of the past 8 years and this is the fourth award for Water & Environment business unit.

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  • 31 October 2012

    Protective Fabrics

    TenCate Protective Fabrics secures order for Amsterdam-Amstelland fire brigade
    TenCate Protective Fabrics secures order for Amsterdam-Amstelland fire brigade

    TenCate Protective Fabrics in partnership with Lion Apparel has secured a major TenCate Tecashield® order for the delivery of inherently heat- and flame-retardant materials for the turn-out gear of the Amsterdam-Amstelland fire brigade in the Netherlands. The TenCate material used will be mainly for the lightweight outer shell, the protective thermal liner and reinforcement inserts.

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  • 26 October 2012

    Investor Relations

    TenCate trading update for the third quarter of 2012
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    Highlights of the third quarter of 2012

    • Lower result in third quarter compared to that of last year, which was in line with expectations.
    • Corporate result is underpinned by the Geosynthetics & Grass sector, with TenCate Geosynthetics making relatively the greatest contribution.
    • Operating result of the Advanced Textiles & Composites sector decreased sharply. 
    • Sales in defence markets (TenCate Defender™ M and antiballistics) in the US at a low level. 
    • Debt / EBITDA ratio: 2.6 (end of first half of 2012: 2.7).

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