ALMELO, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Oct 24, 2012) - TenCate Advanced Composites North
America expands the cooperation with 3M, which
started in 2010. This cooperation has considerably strengthened the
the partners, particularly in composite materials for the aerospace market.
Addressing such partnerships fits into the strategy of TenCate to speed up
market development and growth of the company by means of cooperation and
business to business network structures.
The expansion of the cooperation will allow TenCate Advanced Composites and
to speed the development and adoption of new applications for composite
materials. TenCate as a supplier of materials will focus on the production
composite materials for tooling applications that are used in various
processes, such as the aerospace and automotive industries.
The cooperation results in the creation of new composite materials with
performance in the area of durability and material properties.
Joe Morris, President TenCate Advanced Composites USA, states: 'The tooling
market offers significant opportunities for TenCate. It is an important
for the composites industry. The increasing use of composites in aircraft,
automobiles, and high performance industrial applications will also
demand for composite tooling materials. TenCate and 3M are powerful
who have already demonstrated to be able to develop and market high quality
advanced composites products'.
Royal Ten Cate
Almelo, the Netherlands, Wednesday 24 October 2012
TenCate Advanced Composites is a leading developer and producer of
thermoplastic prepreg composites for space and aerospace and industrial
applications. Prepregs of TenCate Advanced Composites are used in
aircraft, satellites, helicopters, general aviation, aircraft interiors,
and unmanned vehicles. TenCate Advanced Composites has plants in Europe and
Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is a multinational company which combines textile
technology with related chemical processes and material technology in the
development and production of functional materials with distinctive
characteristics. Products of TenCate are sold worldwide.
Systems and materials from TenCate come under four areas of application:
& protection, space & aerospace, infrastructure & the environment, and
recreation. TenCate occupies leading positions in protective fabrics,
for space and aerospace, antiballistics, geosynthetics and synthetic turf.
TenCate is listed on the NYSE Euronext (AMX).
3M is a recognized leader in research and development. 3M produces
innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is
applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms - often in
to a wide array of customer needs. With $23 billion in sales, 3M employs
people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more
information, visit www.3m.com.
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