TenCate Advanced Composites USA Inc. - Fairfield

Epoxy, cyanate ester, BMI and polyimide prepregs for aerospace, radome, space and high-temperature (>260°C) applications. Products include prepreg fabrics and uni tapes; slit tapes, film adhesives; RTM resins, compression molding compounds and syntactics.

Phone: (707)-359-3400
Fax: (707)-359-3495

Engineer Contact:
Steve Smith, (707) 747-2750,

Sales Contact:
Sean Johnson, (707) 747-2783,

Please visit: TenCate Advanced Composites USA Inc. - Fairfield

Mailing Address
2450 Cordelia Rd.
Fairfield, CA 94534 US

Additional Locations:
Campbellweg 30
Nijverdal, 7443 PV NL
+31 548 633 700

Amber Drive, Langley Mill
Nottingham , NG16 4BE GB
+ 44(0)1773 530899

18410 Butterfield Blvd.
Morgan Hill, CA US
(408) 776-0700

  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Polyimide
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide
    • Cyanate ester
    • Polyimide
    • UV-curable
    • Other thermosets
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, toughened
  • Matrix materials, other
    • Other matrix materials
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, >12K tow
      • Bismaleimide, 3-inch tape
      • Bismaleimide, 6-inch tape
      • Bismaleimide, 12-inch tape
      • Bismaleimide, Other tape
      • Bismaleimide, Fabric
      • Bismaleimide, Mat
      • Bismaleimide, Other broadgoods
      • Bismaleimide, Roving
    • 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, Other tape
      • Cyanate ester, Fabric
      • Cyanate ester, Mat
      • Cyanate ester, Other broadgoods
      • Cyanate ester, Roving
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, Other tape
      • Epoxy, Fabric
      • Epoxy, Mat
      • Epoxy, Other broadgoods
      • Epoxy, Roving
    • 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, Other tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Mat
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other broadgoods
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Roving
    • 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, Other tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Fabric
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Mat
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other broadgoods
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Roving
    • 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
      • Epoxy, toughened, Roving
    • Polyester, unsaturated
      • Polyester, unsaturated, Roving
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, <12K tow
      • Polyimide, >12K tow
      • Polyimide, 3-inch tape
      • Polyimide, 6-inch tape
      • Polyimide, 12-inch tape
      • Polyimide, Other tape
      • Polyimide, Fabric
      • Polyimide, Mat
      • Polyimide, Other broadgoods
      • Polyimide, Roving
    • Other
      • Other, <12K tow
      • Other, >12K tow
      • Other, 3-inch tape
      • Other, 6-inch tape
      • Other, 12-inch tape
      • Other, 60-inch tape
      • Other, Other tape
      • Other, Fabric
      • Other, Mat
      • Other, Other broadgoods
  • Adhesives
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, Film
      • Bismaleimide, Foam
      • Bismaleimide, Hot melt
      • Bismaleimide, Other
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, Film
      • Epoxy, Foam
      • Epoxy, Hot melt
      • Epoxy, Paste
      • Epoxy, Other
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, Film
      • Polyimide, Hot melt
      • Polyimide, Solvent-based
      • Polyimide, Other
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Syntactic core, expanding
    • Syntactic core, nonexpanding
    • Other core materials
    • Foam core
      • Foam core, epoxy
      • Foam core, polyimide
      • Foam core, other
  • Casting resins
    • Epoxy
    • Other casting resins
  • Compounds
    • Bulk molding (BMC)
    • Low-pressure molding
    • Sheet molding (SMC)
    • Thermoplastic, long fiber-reinforced (LFRT)
    • Thermoplastic, short fiber-reinforced
    • Thick molding
    • Other compounds
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
  • Thermoset materials
    • Compression molding
    • Continuous laminating
    • Custom compounding and blending
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials
    • Testing, structural

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