• 29 August 2014

    Protective Fabrics

    Heerema Fabrication Group opts for TenCate fabrics
    Heerema Fabrication Group crew

    For the past year employees of Heerema Fabrication Group have been wearing work clothing based on the latest fabrics from the TenCate Tecapro® collection. Protection is paramount at this company.

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  • 28 August 2014

    Advanced Composites

    Airbus A350 XWB completes Route Proving Tour
    Airbus A350 XWB Route Proving Tour 1

    When landing in Toulouse, France, on August 13, the composites-intensive Airbus A350 XWB successfully completed a 14-city world Route Proving tour. At the technical Route Proving the aircraft had to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations on a global scale.

    The exercise took the flight test aircraft, MSN 005, across the globe on a 20-day trip flying over the North Pole, each ocean and stopping at 14 major international airports worldwide. During its tour, the aircraft flew approximately 81,700 nm (151,300 km) in some 180 flight hours, with all flights performing on schedule.

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  • 29 July 2014


    Hamilton Accies promote on TigerTurf pitch
    Hamilton Accies promote on TigerTurf pitch picture

    With Hamilton Academical FC securing promotion to the Scottish Premier League, the club is now able to boast the only synthetic turf pitch in Scotland’s top division. After a dramatic final victory over Hibernian FC in the playoffs, the Accie’s promotion will see the club’s New Douglas Park stadium host top level SPL fixtures, including iconic matches against Celtic, for the first time since 2008. 

    In the hours following the club’s promotion, the club also celebrated the renewal of its FIFA 2* pitch accreditation, as the FIFA-approved test house Sportslabs judged the Accie’s playing surface suitable for the highest global standard for synthetic turf.

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  • 25 July 2014

    Xennia enables high performance digital polyester fabric printing with advanced sublimation inks

    Xennia Technology today launches a full range of sublimation digital textile printing inks for proofing and production-scale decoration of polyester fabrics. Xennia Corundum™ offers unsurpassed colour vibrancy and industrial reliability.

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  • 24 July 2014

    Investor Relations

    TenCate records 22% organic growth in EBITA in second quarter of 2014

    Summary of first half of 2014

    • Revenues for the first half of 2014 remain unchanged in organic terms; 5% organic growth in revenues in the second quarter.
    • Substantial increase in revenues from composites and synthetic turf offsets virtually the entire decrease in defence-related revenues.
    • EBITA for the first half declines in organic terms by 13%; EBITA in the second quarter increases by 22% in organic terms.
    • Earnings per share €0.38 (H1 2013: €0.50).
    • Net debt / EBITDA ratio virtually unchanged at 2.87.
    • TenCate maintains expectation for the year as a whole; increase in defence revenues in second half of the year.

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