2013

  • 14 October 2013

    Advanced Composites

    Solar Team Twente finishes highest position ever in World Solar Challenge
    Solar Team Twente at night

    Solar Team Twente has gained the third position in the World Solar Challenge in Australia. Never before the red solar car has gained such a high ranking. One and a half year ago, the team of 16 students from the University of Twente and Saxion High School in the Netherlands began with the preparations for the World Solar Challenge, a race focused on sustainable passenger transport. A year later Solar Team Twente presented The RED Engine to the general public during the disclosure by King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. Textile technology company TenCate congratulates Solar Team Twente with this result, Twente’s highest position ever in the World Solar Challenge.

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  • 30 September 2013

    Advanced Armour

    TenCate selected by Aerotron Brazil as business partner for supplying ballistic protection for the Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft
    Embaer KC-390

    Aerotron Brazil, the prime contractor for the Embraer KC-390 project, has chosen TenCate Advanced Armour as its technical and industrial partner and the supplier of the materials and special processes. Aerotron Brazil and TenCate Advanced Armour are working closely together to finalize the design and to build the prototypes of the ballistic protection according to the schedule, weight and performance requirements for the Embraer KC-390 program.

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  • 20 September 2013

    Advanced Armour

    Pentair, TenCate and Wavin supply innovative drinking water systems to South Africa
    AMMON Logo

    The Sustainable Water Fund of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has commissioned Pentair, TenCate and Wavin jointly to install twenty sustainable drinking water systems in South Africa, called GreenSource.Sports for Water. The water treatment part of this integrated system will be produced by Pentair, the water buffering and pipe systems will be manufactured by Wavin and the high-grade synthetic turf and geotextiles by TenCate. The integration of the system will be carried out in South Africa by the firm Landscape Solutions with its local partner, Royal Turf South Africa. This innovative drinking water system will be installed in the South African province of North West with selected, local contractors. Saxion University of Applied Sciences, as a knowledge institute in both water and textile technology, will provide an important substantive contribution. Training and supervision of the proper use of the drinking water systems will be provided by Mmapula Community Development, with which company Saxion has been working for several years. The Advanced Materials Manufacturing Oost-Nederland (AMMON) foundation will monitor this innovation.

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  • 17 September 2013

    Advanced Composites

    TenCate and Kringlan Composites enter cooperation for automotive industry
    Digital render of composite car rim

    TenCate Advanced Composites and Kringlan Composites AG (Otelfingen, Switzerland) have signed a cooperation agreement (MoU) in order to develop solutions for part manufacturing on the basis of thermoplastic composite technology.

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  • 12 September 2013

    Advanced Armour

    TenCate and US ARMY RDECOM enter multi-year CRADA agreement
    ABDS animation still

    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 the TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system for improved soldier protection.

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