Ten Cate Advanced Composites Ltd.

Develops and manufactures performance composite materials and provides technical expertise to a number of industries ,including motorsport, automotive, aerospace, industrial and marine. ISO-9001- and ISO-14001-certified. Through the recent acquisition of Amber Composites a key brand includes TenCate AmberTool prepreg.

Phone: +44-1773-530899
Fax: +44-1773-768687

Engineer Contact:
Nick Tiffin, +44 (0)1773 530899,

Sales Contact:
Jed Illsley, +44 (0)1773 530899,

Please visit: Ten Cate Advanced Composites Ltd.

Mailing Address
Amber Dr.
Langley Mill, Nottingham, NG16 4BE GB

Additional Locations:
G. van der Muelenweg 2
Nijverdal, 7443 RE NL
+31 548 633 933

2450 Cordelia Road
Fairfield, CA 94534 US
+1 707 359 3400

18410 Butterfield Blvd
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 US
+1 408 776 0700

  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Cyanate ester
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, toughened
  • Fibers, inorganic
    • E-Glass
    • Quartz
  • Fibers, organic
    • Aramid
    • Carbon, PAN-based
    • Carbon, pitch-based
    • Nylon
    • Polyester
    • UHMW polyethylene (ultra-high molecular weight)
  • Reinforcements, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Mat, continuous strand
      • Carbon, Yarns
    • Carbon/aramid hybrid
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Mat, continuous strand
    • Carbon/glass hybrid
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Mat, continuous strand
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, Mat, continuous strand
  • Fabrics, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
      • Aramid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Aramid, Plain-weave
      • Aramid, Twill
    • Aramid/glass hybrid
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon, 5-harness
      • Carbon, 8-harness
      • Carbon, Multiaxial
      • Carbon, Plain-weave
      • Carbon, Twill
    • Carbon/aramid hybrid
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Plain-weave
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Twill
    • Carbon/glass hybrid
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, 8-harness
      • E-Glass, Multiaxial
      • E-Glass, Plain-weave
      • E-Glass, Twill
      • E-Glass, Woven roving
    • Metallized
      • Metallized, Plain-weave
    • Other unimpregnated fabrics
      • Other, Plain-weave
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Cyanate ester
      • Cyanate ester, Fabric
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, Other tape
      • Epoxy, Fabric
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
    • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Fabric
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, Other tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, Fabric
  • Adhesives
    • Acrylic
      • Acrylic, Paste
    • Cyanoacrylate
      • Cyanoacrylate, Paste
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, Paste
    • Methyl methacrylate (MMA)
      • Methyl methacrylate (MMA), Paste
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Flow media for resin infusion
    • Syntactic core, expanding
    • Syntactic core, nonexpanding
    • Other core materials
    • Foam core
      • Foam core, polymethacrylimide (PMI)
      • Foam core, other
    • Honeycomb
      • Honeycomb, aluminum
      • Honeycomb, aramid
      • Honeycomb, carbon fiber
      • Honeycomb, other
  • Gel coats
    • General-purpose
    • Other gel coats
  • Coatings and sizings
    • Paint
    • Other coating materials
  • Casting resins
    • Epoxy
    • Other casting resins
  • Compounds
    • Fairing compounds (formerly paste systems)
  • Fillers
    • Alumina trihydrate
    • Microspheres
    • Other fillers
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
      • Composite, fiberglass
      • Composite, prepreg
      • Composite, other
  • Tooling equipment, materials and supplies
    • Flexible mold materials
    • Mold release films, for prepreg
    • Tooling prepreg
Composite Structures & Components
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid

As seen in Print
TenCate, Marenco Swisshelicopter announce supply agreement
TenCate Advanced Composites will supply TC250 epoxy resin system for SKYe SH09 next-gen, lightweight helicopter with full-composite airframe and rotor blades.

The aerospace tier-1 supplier has joined the Thermoplastic composites Research Center (TPRC) to advance thermoplastic technology and applications.

Amber Composites celebrates 25 years, rebrands tooling prepreg line
TenCate Advanced Composites, which acquired Amber this year, is rebranding the tooling prepreg as AmberTool.

JEC Europe 2013 review
Snow in Paris slowed traffic to the show floor but did nothing to cool the enthusiasm of composites innovators in a broad range of markets.

TenCate's acquisition of Amber Composites a sensible surprise
TenCate, known for years as a thermoplastics specialist, is signaling more and more that it wants to move into new markets with new materials.

TenCate acquires U.K.-based Amber Composites
TenCate, which is known for its expertise in thermoplastic composite materials, has acquired thermoset, tooling and prepreg specialist Amber Composites, extending TenCate's presence in Europe.

Amber Composites named supplier of material for major automotive build
U.K.'s Amber Composites will work with Italian firm Adler Plastic to supply composite materials for use in primary structures on a major automotive manufacturing program.

News Briefs: Sept. 25, 2012
Amber Composites adds conveyorized CNC cutting table; Able Manufacturing & Assembly names William Pesch as president and CEO; CCP Composites to build gel coat plant in USA; thermoplastics composites conference scheduled for Oct. 29-30 in Bremen, Germany.

Tooling prepregs
Amber Composites has added three products to its HX Series prepreg range.

Amber Composites selected for British exhibit on manufacturing excellence
Amber Composites has been chosen for the U.K.'s Make it in Great Britain exhibition during the Olympic Games this summer; the program is designed to emphasize modern, high-performance manufacturing materials and technologies.

Amber Composites to supply prepreg to Honda Civic Race Car
The Honda Yuasa Racing Team British Touring Cars has chosen Amber Composites to continue to provide prepreg composites for the front crash structure, side impact panels, door panels, underbody floor and other structures.

Amber Composites develops natural flax fiber prepreg
Amber Composites has announced the availability of prepreg with fabric made from sustainably-sourced woven flax.

Low-temperature-cure cyanate ester
Amber Composites Ltd. (Nottingham, U.K.) has developed Multipreg C640, a new low-temperature-cure cyanate ester resin system.

Low-temperature-cure cyanate ester
Amber Composites Ltd. has developed Multipreg C640, a new low-temperature-curing cyanate ester resin system.

Amber Composites wins U.K. award for reducing waste
Amber reduced total waste by 40 percent and increased the volume of recycled waste from 35 percent to more than 90 percent.

Amber Composites material on board all-electric motorcycle winner
Amber Composites' 8020 prepreg is used in a new seat assembly and tank and reduces weight of those components by 30 percent.

Amber Composites to supply prepreg to Honda Racing team
Amber is exclusive supplier of prepreg materials to Team Dynamics, which manufactures Honda Racing's British Touring Car.

Out-of-autoclave carbon fiber prepreg
Amber Composites has introduced Multipreg E520, an out-of-autoclave component prepreg that is reportedly easy to use and offers good surface finish.

Amber gains ISO certification
U.K.'s Amber Composites announced that its facilities in the U.K. have received ISO 14001 certification.

Amber, RAMPF Tooling collaborate on tooling paste for large parts
Amber Composites and RAMPF Tooling have announced joint development of a series custom paste products for large composite parts.