TenCate Advanced Composites

Thermoset prepregs including OOA/VBO epoxies, cyanate esters and BMIs, and thermoplastic prepregs (Cetex brand), tooling prepregs (AmberTool brand), film adhesives, composite surfacing films, lightweight syntactics. Additionally, chopped-fiber bulk molding compounds and compression molded part fabrication.

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Morgan Hill, CA 95037 US

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TenCate Advanced Composites

Advanced Composites for the Aerospace and Industrial Applications Served Segments include:  Aerostructures Space/Satellite Launch Structure Radomes Interiors High Temperature Automotive/Vehicle Motorsport/F1 Consumer Electronics Energy Recreational

TenCate Advanced Composites

Access TenCate’s Product Selector here Key Product Lines Thermoset prepregs including OOA/VBO prepregs Thermoplastic prepregs under the TenCate Cetex brand Tooling prepregs under the TenCate AmberTool brand Compression molded part fabrication & design High temperature polyimide composites Composite surfacing films, syntactics, film adhesives and RTM resins

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CAMX 2017 preview: TenCate Advanced Composites
TenCate Advanced Composites (Morgan Hill, CA, US) is highlighting new thermoplastic and thermoset prepreg technologies. 

Boom Supersonic completes demonstrator design, reveals 76 orders
Boom Supersonic unveiled on June 20th the completed design of the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, the subscale prototype of the Boom supersonic passenger airliner. Boom also provided an update on their order book, now totaling 76 aircraft amongst five world airlines.

Composites: Hiding in plain sight
We need a collective public relations campaign to create more awareness of composites’ benefits.

TenCate introduces engineered PAEK, aerospace epoxy
TenCate Advanced Composites (Morgan Hill, CA, US) has introduced CETEX TC1225, a new range of engineered PAEK composite materials, available in carbon-based UD tape, laminates and semipreg formats.

Supersonic flight goes commercial, again
Boom Technology describes its program to validate a cost-effective faster-than-sound airliner.

Composites-intensive Hyperloop pod takes first place in SpaceX competition
TenCate provided Delft University of Technology's team with the supply of epoxy-based carbon fiber composite materials for the manufacture of the pod’s monocoque.

JEC World 2017 exhibit preview
JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.

Composites industry is growing up—but hurdles still remain
It’s the era of when, not if, for the use of composite materials.

CAMX 2016 Show Report
The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.

CAMX 2016 preview: TenCate Advanced Composites
TenCate Advanced Composites (Morgan Hill, CA, US) is featuring its Cetex family of thermoplastic unidirectional tapes, molding compounds and laminates for use in aerospace, defense and industrial applications such as automotive, consumer footwear, medical, electronics and oil and gas.

Thermoplastic composites in flight ... for decades
Thermoplastic composite airframe components parts have a surprisingly long history. Here's one of the earliest applications.

Precision design for deployable space structures
Enabling SMAP mission success, unprecedented design requirements were deftly managed using composites in the largest unfurling and rotating reflector to date.

TenCate opens its European Centre of Excellence for thermoset composite materials
The opening follows a period of significant investment for the UK operation of TenCate Advanced Composites.

Certifiable Predator B completes testing of fuselage
The aircraft uses carbon and glass fiber/epoxy prepregs and composite surfacing films from TenCate Advanced Composites for the fuselage and structural beams.

A&P, TenCate test database compares slit-braid and woven fabric
A&P Technology Inc. (Cincinnati, OH, US) introduced at JEC World 2016 a new database of test data, developed with TenCate Advanced Composites (Morgan Hill, CA, US) to compare laminates composed of its trademarked QISO quasi-isotropic (0°, ±60°) fabric, a slit braid material, with laminates composed of conventional woven fabric, both prepregged with TenCate’s highly toughened TC275-1 epoxy resin.

The matrix (2017)
The matrix binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines its surface quality. A composite matrix may be a polymer, ceramic, metal or carbon. Here's a guide to selection.

Tooling (2017)
Composite parts are formed in molds, also known as tools. Tools can be made from virtually any material. The material type, shape and complexity depend upon the part and length of production run. Here's a short summary of the issues involved in electing and making tools.

First 3D woven composite for NASA thermal protection systems
A NASA-led team develops 3D woven quartz preform, hybrid process to infuse it with cyanate ester resin (0.5% voids) and achieves TRL5 in three years to replace CF/phenolic in the Orion spacecraft’s compression pads.

Harris Corp., Rochester, NY, US
High-technology telescope and space structures expertise has its roots in legacy Kodak programs.

VBO prepregs: The Vision SF50
OOA vacuum-bag-only process makes carbon fiber structures a reality for the world’s first personal jet.

Product Categories of TenCate Advanced Composites

Materials
  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Nylon (polyamide)
    • Polyether ketone family (PEK, PEKK, PEEK)
    • Polyetherimide
    • Polyethersulfone
    • Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)
    • Other thermoplastics
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide (BMI)
    • Cyanate ester
    • Other thermosets
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, toughened
  • Prepregs, thermoplastic
    • Fabric
    • Mat
    • RTP sheet, continuously reinforced
    • Tape
    • Tow or roving
    • Other thermoplastic prepregs
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, >12K tow
      • Bismaleimide, 3-inch tape
      • Bismaleimide, 6-inch tape
      • Bismaleimide, 12-inch tape
      • Bismaleimide, 60-inch tape
      • Bismaleimide, Other tape
      • Bismaleimide, Fabric
      • Bismaleimide, Mat
      • Bismaleimide, Other broadgoods
    • Cyanate ester
      • Cyanate ester, <12K tow
      • Cyanate ester, >12K tow
      • Cyanate ester, 3-inch tape
      • Cyanate ester, 6-inch tape
      • Cyanate ester, 12-inch tape
      • Cyanate ester, 60-inch tape
      • Cyanate ester, Other tape
      • Cyanate ester, Fabric
      • Cyanate ester, Mat
      • Cyanate ester, Other broadgoods
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 60-inch tape
      • Epoxy, Other tape
      • Epoxy, Fabric
      • Epoxy, Mat
      • Epoxy, Other broadgoods
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, >12K tow
      • 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, 60-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Mat
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other broadgoods
    • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, >12K tow
      • 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, 60-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Fabric
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Mat
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other broadgoods
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, toughened, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, toughened, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 60-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, Other tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, Fabric
      • Epoxy, toughened, Mat
      • Epoxy, toughened, Other broadgoods
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, 3-inch tape
      • Polyimide, 6-inch tape
      • Polyimide, 12-inch tape
      • Polyimide, Fabric
    • Other
      • Other, 3-inch tape
      • Other, 6-inch tape
      • Other, 12-inch tape
      • Other, 60-inch tape
      • Other, Fabric
      • Other, Mat
      • Other, Other broadgoods
  • Adhesives
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, Film
      • Bismaleimide, Foam
      • Bismaleimide, Hot melt
      • Bismaleimide, Paste
      • Bismaleimide, Other
    • Cyanoacrylate
      • Cyanoacrylate, Film
      • Cyanoacrylate, Foam
      • Cyanoacrylate, Paste
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, Film
      • Epoxy, Foam
      • Epoxy, Hot melt
      • Epoxy, Paste
      • Epoxy, Other
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, Film
      • Polyimide, Paste
      • Polyimide, Other
    • Other
      • Other, Film
      • Other, Foam
      • Other, Paste
      • Other, Other
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Syntactic core, expanding
    • Syntactic core, nonexpanding
    • Honeycomb
      • Honeycomb, aluminum
      • Honeycomb, aramid
  • Casting resins
    • Epoxy
    • Other casting resins
  • Resin additives & modifiers
    • Ablatives
Tools/tooling materials
  • Other tools/tooling materials
  • Tooling equipment, materials and supplies
    • Tooling prepreg
Fabricating services
  • Other fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Roll forming
    • Roll wrapping
  • Thermoset materials
    • Ceramic matrix composite casting
    • Compression molding
    • Custom compounding and blending
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
Composite Structures & Components
  • Armor, ceramic
  • Armor, composite
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Rods
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials