Since the beginning of 2016 TenCate Advanced Composites UK has been enjoying its new look in more spacious accommodation. The facility has been completely upgraded in line with the stringent demands that such markets as Formula 1, aviation and aerospace make on production environments.
The production area has been enlarged and capacity for thermoset prepregs considerably expanded. Applications are the medical industry and Formula 1 racing, automotive and the European aerospace, satellite and radome markets and the aviation industry – each one of them a demanding market.
TenCate Advanced Composites UK is now the centre of excellence for thermoset prepreg systems in Europe. Or, as the British themselves say: ‘the new European home of global technology’.
The facility meets the exacting demands that markets such as those for aviation and aerospace make of production environments. In terms of processes and products, Langley Mill now has the same technological level as its sister companies in Morgan Hill and Fairfield (California, USA). The production of a number of materials for the aviation industry is now carried out in England, including true carbon free manufacturing of electrically pure materials for satellite communications markets. The facility at Morgan Hill, which was recently expanded too, now also has tooling systems.
Employees of TenCate Advanced Composites UK gathered recently in front of the expanded and upgraded premises at Langley Mill to pose with the Alfa Romeo 4C
TenCate supplies the Adler Group (Naples, Italy) with carbon fibre prepreg for the Alfa Romeo 4C platform. The material from TenCate Advanced Composites UK is used for the production of the entire monocoque: the passenger compartment. This reduces its weight and provides the vehicle with an extremely stiff and safe basic structure.