Summer 2012

TenCate Advanced Composites joins NCC

TenCate Advanced Composites has joined the National Composites Centre based in Bristol (United Kingdom) as a Tier 2 member. TenCate Advanced Composites seeks to work together with primary centres of excellence on research and application of these advanced composite materials.

TenCate Advanced Composites develops and manufactures both thermoplastic and thermoset composite materials. These materials – TenCate Cetex® and TenCate Thermo-Lite® – are used mainly in the space and aerospace industry. TenCate’s customers are original equipment manufacturers like Airbus and Boeing and their directly related suppliers. In Tier 1 are suppliers of systems. TenCate Advanced Composites is in Tiers 2 and 3: the suppliers of parts and components, and the suppliers of composite materials (semi-manufactures) respectively.

As a centre of excellence, NCC has an extensive range of processing equipment for handling advanced composite materials. Membership will help TenCate Advanced Composites to understand in more depth how these materials can be applied to new production environments and products.


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