• TenCate Geosynthetics joint winner of Water Innovation Award 2013

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    The entry ‘Vertical sand-tight geotextile' submitted by the Rivierenland Water Board in the Netherlands, has won the Water Innovation Award for 2013 in the category Dry Feet. In the words of the chair of the jury, Ms Annemieke Nijhof of Tauw Group B.V., the geotextile produced by TenCate Geosynthetics is ‘the most innovative idea that can be used within the duties and responsibilities of Dutch water boards’. The award ceremony took place on the evening of Tuesday, 10 December.

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  • Airbus A400M features composites ice protection plates

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    The new Airbus A400M features ice protection plates produced from TenCate Cetex® glass PPS semipreg. TenCate Advanced Composites in Nijverdal (NL) supplies this thermoplastic composite material for a wide range of structural and semi-structural aircraft components. Fokker Aerostructures (Hoogeveen, NL) processes the material into finished panels.

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  • Highly Protected Risk Award for TenCate companies

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    On Monday, November 25th, the facility of TenCate Advanced Armour Primarette (France) received the Highly Protected Risk Award from FM Global. Earlier this year, this award has been presented to the spinning and non-woven factory of TenCate Protective Fabrics USA in Senoia (Georgia). The number of TenCate companies with this award has thus grown again.

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  • TenCate advanced composites launched for Mars again on MAVEN orbiter

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    TenCate Advanced Composites, as a key supplier of advanced composite materials to Lockheed Martin, is proud to be supporting NASA on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter that was successfully launched this week. The MAVEN orbiter will analyze the upper atmosphere of Mars, which will help scientists examine how the climate of Mars has changed over time due to the loss of atmospheric gases.

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  • TenCate selected by Embraer for supplying ballistic protection for Embraer A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft

    TenCate Advanced Armour has been selected by aerospace manufacturer Embraer as the supplier of aerospace armour for the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft. The aircraft will be supplied in partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as the prime contractor for the aircraft. No financial details will be published.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM Dyneema intensify mutual cooperation

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    TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM Dyneema are intensifying their mutual cooperation for launching innovative products and bringing personnel armour solutions to the international defense and law enforcement markets. At the Milipol 2013 exhibition, held from November 19-22 in Paris, TenCate will showcase its TenCate Multi-light™ insert portfolio using Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology products. Bringing complementary capabilities of both multinationals together in connection for protecting people is creating the best possible solutions for the market.

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  • TenCate provides Colombian Army with TenCate Defender™ M for aircrew

    TenCate Protective Fabrics has been chosen by the Colombian Army Aviation Air Assault Division to deliver TenCate Defender™ M as the fabric of choice that will be used to manufacture new, two-piece flight suits for its personnel. This adoption represents the first major opportunity for TenCate Protective Fabrics to supply fabric to the Colombian Military and to establish TenCate Defender™ M as a viable flame resistant (FR) fabric for military solutions in South America.

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  • Fifth and final A350 XWB test aircraft enters final assembly line

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    Assembly of MSN5, the fifth and final member of the A350 XWB flight test fleet is now underway with the fuselage joining process. This follows the recent arrival of the three fuselage sections at the A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse, France.

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  • txtures 4 (winter 2013) a fact

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    The fourth edition this year of txtures has just been published.
    Theme: Protecting people | TenCate Advanced Armour & TenCate Grass.

    This is the first edition based on a renewed design, which makes the magazine even more attractive and readable.

    Excerpts of articles can already be read.

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  • GreenFields enters US sport fields market with revolutionary products and sustainable solutions

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    GreenFields – a leading supplier of artificial turf systems – announces its entry into the US market. From the 2014 season, GreenFields sport systems will be available throughout the United States of America and Canada through a selected network of experienced representatives and quality installers. All GreenFields sport systems are quality controlled on site by GreenFields installation inspectors. Technological innovations and sustainable solutions are the core competences of GreenFields, delivering customers integrated sport systems using TenCate high-grade fibers and backing.

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  • TenCate recognized with IFAI 2013 Award for design excellence in Brazil

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    TenCate Geosynthetics has received the International Achievement Award of Excellence for design excellence in geosynthetic applications regarding the Embraport Container and Bulk Fuel Terminal in Port of Santos, Brazil. 

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  • Amber Composites celebrates 25 year anniversary with rebranding to TenCate Advanced Composites and launch TenCate AmberTool® prepreg range


    The recent re-brand of Amber Composites in the UK as TenCate Advanced Composites has allowed the composites technologies company to merge a number of industry leading composite tooling products into the TenCate AmberTool® thermoset prepreg range. The pedigree TenCate AmberTool® HX-series will be exhibited within Hall 5, stand D131 during the upcoming Composites Engineering show at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

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  • New TenCate materials make protective clothing more comfortable

    TenCate Protective Fabrics will launch two new protective products in the TenCate Tecasafe® Plus collection during the forthcoming A+A 2013 international trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany. This relates to protective knits for company polo shirts and T-shirts that are extremely comfortable to wear and also wash well in industrial laundries. In addition, a new protective fabric with a laminate will be launched for use in flame-resistant industrial outdoor clothing. This fabric offers optimal protection against rain, wind and other adverse conditions, and also provides a high degree of wearer comfort and excellent moisture-regulating characteristics.

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  • TenCate records 11% organic profit growth (EBITA) in third quarter of 2013

    In the third quarter of 2013 TenCate recorded an organic increase in EBITA of 11% compared to the third quarter of 2012. This increase is almost entirely attributable to the Advanced Textiles & Composites sector. The cautious government market (infrastructure and environment) and weakening economic growth in Asia put downward pressure on revenues in the Geosynthetics & Grass sector.

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