TenCate Advanced Composites

Thermoset and thermoplastic prepregs (Cetex brand), tooling prepregs (AmberTool brand), adhesives, syntactics for aerospace and industrial markets. Bulk molding compounds and compression molded part fabrication.

18410 Butterfield Blvd.
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

As Seen In CompositesWorld

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 (2016)
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 (2016)
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.

The end of delamination?
A spin-off from MIT's NECSTlab, N12 Technologies Inc. launches NanoStitch, the world's first vertically aligned CNT product via a continuous industrial process, which bridges adjacent CFRP plies, boosting interlaminar shear and increasing fatigue life by 100%.

CAMX 2015 preview: TenCate Advanced Composites
TenCate Advanced Composites (Morgan Hill, CA, US) will highlight several technologies.

Private-equity group buys TenCate
The Dutch developer and manufacturer of advanced composite materials will be bought for €675 million ($731 million).

TenCate provides compression molded parts to Bell 525 Relentless helicopter program
Bell Helicopter recently announced a successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless.

Thermoplastic composites technology: A view from Europe
For this Dutch consortium, bringing the manufacturability of thermoplastic materials to maturity is the goal in concert with OEMs, materials and equipment supplier members.

Product Categories of TenCate Advanced Composites

Ablatives
Armor, ceramic
Armor, composite
Bismaleimide (BMI)
Bismaleimide, >12K tow
Bismaleimide, 12-inch tape
Bismaleimide, 3-inch tape
Bismaleimide, 60-inch tape
Bismaleimide, 6-inch tape
Bismaleimide, Fabric
Bismaleimide, Film
Bismaleimide, Foam
Bismaleimide, Hot melt
Bismaleimide, Mat
Bismaleimide, Other
Bismaleimide, Other broadgoods
Bismaleimide, Other tape
Bismaleimide, Paste
CAD/CAM/CAE design
Ceramic matrix composite casting
Compression molding
Compression molding
Custom compounding and blending
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Cyanate ester
Cyanate ester, <12K tow
Cyanate ester, >12K tow
Cyanate ester, 12-inch tape
Cyanate ester, 3-inch tape
Cyanate ester, 60-inch tape
Cyanate ester, 6-inch tape
Cyanate ester, Fabric
Cyanate ester, Mat
Cyanate ester, Other broadgoods
Cyanate ester, Other tape
Cyanoacrylate, Film
Cyanoacrylate, Foam
Cyanoacrylate, Paste
Epoxy
Epoxy, <12K tow
Epoxy, >12K tow
Epoxy, 12-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure
Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
Epoxy, 250 F cure, >12K tow
Epoxy, 250 F cure, 12-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, 3-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, 60-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, 6-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
Epoxy, 250 F cure, Mat
Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other broadgoods
Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure
Epoxy, 350 F cure, <12K tow
Epoxy, 350 F cure, >12K tow
Epoxy, 350 F cure, 12-inch tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure, 3-inch tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure, 60-inch tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure, 6-inch tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure, Fabric
Epoxy, 350 F cure, Mat
Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other broadgoods
Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other tape
Epoxy, 3-inch tape
Epoxy, 60-inch tape
Epoxy, 6-inch tape
Epoxy, Fabric
Epoxy, Film
Epoxy, Foam
Epoxy, Hot melt
Epoxy, Mat
Epoxy, Other
Epoxy, Other broadgoods
Epoxy, Other tape
Epoxy, Paste
Epoxy, toughened
Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
Epoxy, toughened, >12K tow
Epoxy, toughened, 12-inch tape
Epoxy, toughened, 3-inch tape
Epoxy, toughened, 60-inch tape
Epoxy, toughened, 6-inch tape
Epoxy, toughened, Fabric
Epoxy, toughened, Mat
Epoxy, toughened, Other broadgoods
Epoxy, toughened, Other tape
Fabric
Honeycomb, aluminum
Honeycomb, aramid
Laminate panels, with core
Laminate sheets, solid
Mat
Nylon (polyamide)
Other casting resins
Other fabricating services
Other thermoplastic prepregs
Other thermoplastics
Other thermosets
Other tools/tooling materials
Other, 12-inch tape
Other, 3-inch tape
Other, 60-inch tape
Other, 6-inch tape
Other, Fabric
Other, Film
Other, Foam
Other, Mat
Other, Other
Other, Other broadgoods
Other, Paste
Polyether ketone family (PEK, PEKK, PEEK)
Polyetherimide
Polyethersulfone
Polyimide, 12-inch tape
Polyimide, 3-inch tape
Polyimide, 6-inch tape
Polyimide, Fabric
Polyimide, Film
Polyimide, Other
Polyimide, Paste
Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)
Rods
Roll forming
Roll wrapping
RTP sheet, continuously reinforced
Syntactic core, expanding
Syntactic core, nonexpanding
Tape
Testing, materials
Tooling prepreg
Tow or roving