2 Mar 2016

Material innovations and technologies at JEC World 2016

This press release was issued as TenCate Advanced Composites, prior to our acquisition by Toray Industries and name change to Toray Advanced Composites in 2019.

TenCate Advanced Composites, a market leading developer and manufacturer of advanced composite materials, will be highlighting during the upcoming JEC World 2016 exhibition in Paris, France, the latest material innovations and composite technologies for space, aerospace, automotive and industrial markets.

The comprehensive range of advanced composite materials from TenCate will be displayed at the JEC World 2016 through a set of unique end-user applications of the materials. Space exhibits include a full scale rocket fairing from Rocket Lab’s all carbon space launch vehicle, built to enable affordable satcom launches into low earth orbit. Aerospace applications include a full sized tail rotor shroud from the SKYe SH09 next generation multi-purpose helicopter of Marenco Swisshelicopter.

Industrial applications

Industrial exhibits include thermoplastic unidirectional tapes for recreational, consumer electronics and energy markets. In addition, TenCate will be launching their TenCate AmberTool® HXR series, a multi-axial format which significantly reduces layup time whilst maintaining the easy handling of single ply tooling prepregs. This solution has been specifically designed for where complexity and speed are required and ultimately reducing the overall tooling costs.

Global expansion

At JEC World 2016 TenCate will also highlight the global expansions in North America and Europe. In the Langley Mill (Nottingham, UK) facility of TenCate Advanced Composites, the newly completed expansion houses an advanced carbon-free production area for production of low dielectric radome materials along with new unidirectional equipment. This expansion in both capability and capacity will allow TenCate to better serve European customers in both aerospace and industrial markets. The Morgan Hill (California, USA) facility of TenCate Advanced Composites is in the process of completing a circa 3,000 m2 expansion of the advanced thermoplastic unitape production facility. This expansion will support additional capacity and capability of the current tape production.

TenCate Advanced Composites

Nijverdal, the Netherlands, Tuesday 1 March 2016

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