TenCate Advanced Compositesin Morgan Hill, California, expands into adjacent facility.
The New space will encompass thermoplastic composites manufacturing, R&D labs and office space. TenCate produces mainly thermoplastic and thermoset composites to the aerospace industry. There is a growing demand for durable lightweight composites, both from the traditional composites markets and other industrial sectors.
The expanded facility represents an important addition to the thermoplastic composite manufacturing capabilities of TenCate. Joe Morris, President at TenCate Advanced Composites North America said;
This additional facility will provide the needed space for growth of TenCate in the composites market while allowing flexibility for continued expansion in thermoplastic composite manufacturing.
TenCate will maintain its current Morgan Hill thermoset manufacturing and corporate offices. The adjacent facility in Morgan Hill CA will be specifically focused on thermoplastic composite manufacturing and research and development.
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TenCate Advanced Composites produces advanced fiber reinforced thermoplastic and thermoset composite materials that are used for many structural and semi-structural aircraft parts as well as aircraft interior applications. Thermoplastics are branded under the name ‘TenCate Cetex®’, the high strength/ low weight material based on PPS and PEI thermoplastic resin types is qualified at the major aircraft manufacturers and its subcontractors. TenCate Cetex is lighter than traditional metals but stronger due to glass, carbon and aramid reinforcement within the advanced thermoplastic matrix types. Flat laminates can be easily and quickly thermoformed into parts against low processing cost. A further benefit lies in outstanding FST values, its good resistance to aggressive fluids such as Skydrol® and broad operating temperature range. With the aid of special welding techniques, TenCate Cetex parts can be bonded without the costly and time consuming riveting process.
Thermoset products are available in uni-tape and fabric prepregs for aircraft, spacecraft, radome, commercial, anti-ballistic and recreational applications.
The TenCate Advanced Composites Group, part of the multinational Royal Ten Cate, is a global supplier of advanced composite materials for the aerospace industry, anti-ballistics and a wide range of industrial applications. The company combines its fibre expertise with smart chemical- and engineering technologies. This synergy gives a true meaning to Ten Cate’s slogan “Materials that make a Difference”. In close cooperation with TenCate Advanced Composites USA, TenCate Advanced Armor and TenCate Roshield, the group projects a strong international image as manufacturer of innovative solutions for specific market needs.