TenCate Advanced Composites BV

A market leader in the development and production of thermoset and thermoplastic prepregs in fabric, unidirectional tape, bulk molding compounds and reinforced thermoplastic laminate (RTL) formats for aerospace and industrial markets.

G. van der Muelenweg 2
Nijverdal, 7443 RE NL

Additional Locations:
Amber Dr.
Langley Mill , NG16 4BE GB
+44 (0) 1773 530899

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

2450 Cordelia Rd.
Fairfield, CA 94534 US
(707) 359-3400

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Thermoplastic composite production waste is recycled into production parts

Recycled thermoplastic composites for production
Multi-year R&D at ThermoPlastic composites Applications Center (TPAC), TenCate and Clean Sky 2 demonstrate economic advantage of serial production using recycled materials.

thermoplastic autocomposites gearbox design

Proving performance in EV powertrains
Simulation-driven development replaces aluminum with thermoplastic composites in gearbox housing.

thermoplastic composite recycling

TPAC and TPRC develop thermoplastic composites recycling process
Known as TPC-Cycle, the project targets production scrap by developing a recycling route for high-end and high volume markets.

welded UD carbon fiber/PEKK L-pulloff coupon (L-stiffener to skin panel) for qualification testing by the McNair Center

New horizons in welding thermoplastic composites
Latest developments in qualification, production and applications for aerospace and automotive.

thermoplastic composites

TenCate celebrates assembly of thermoplastic composite consortium in Brazil
The SPIRIT consortium seeks to collaborate and develop a regional knowledge-base in thermoplastic composite technology for the next generation of aircraft.

Thermoplastic composites in aerospace – the future looks bright
The real impediment to use of thermoplastic composites in critical control surfaces is an education gap.

Thermoplastic composites PEEK vs. PEKK vs. PAEK and continuous compression molding (CCM)

PEEK vs. PEKK vs. PAEK and Continuous Compression Molding
Suppliers of thermoplastics and carbon fiber chime in regarding PEEK vs. PEKK, and now PAEK, as well as in-situ consolidation — the supply chain for thermoplastic tape composites continues to evolve.

What an acquisition tells us about our industry’s future
The aerospace composites supply chain is diligently assessing its ability to meet the needs of those who will build next-generation aircraft. 

Thermoplastic composites: Past the tipping point?
The manufacturing world watched a decade ago as automatically placed thermoset composite tapes replaced aluminum in commercial airframes and made composites a household word in markets around the world. Has the time come for thermoplastic composite tapes to make a similar impact?

Hexcel, Arkema forge thermoplastic composites alliance
Carbon fiber source Hexcel and thermoplastics supplier Arkema partnered in March to provide thermoplastic composite solutions targeted to commercial aircraft OEMs for next-gen aircraft.

TenCate thermoplastic composite spar, JEC World 2018.

Toray acquires TenCate Advanced Composites
Toray, the world’s largest carbon fiber manufacturer, will pay €930 million for TenCate Advanced Composites to shore up its thermoplastic composites capabilities.

Thermoplastic composite wings on the horizon?
OUTCOME, a project under the Clean Sky 2 program, aims to industrialize out-of-autoclave thermoplastic primary aerostructure.

tooling

Tooling
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.

carbon fiber

Fiber reinforcement forms
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.

Fokker Aerostructures: Hoogeveen, The Netherlands
This Dutch aerospace supplier leverages its founder’s pioneering spirit from a century ago to lead the way, today, in thermoplastic aerocomposites.

Product Categories of TenCate Advanced Composites BV

Materials
  • Preforms, impregnated
    • Aramid
    • Carbon
    • Chopped fiber
    • E-Glass
  • Prepregs, thermoplastic
    • Fabric
    • Mat
    • Tape
    • Other thermoplastic prepregs
Tools/tooling materials
  • Other tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
      • Composite, prepreg
      • Composite, other
  • Tooling equipment, materials and supplies
    • Expendable materials
    • Tooling prepreg
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Continuous laminating
Composite Structures & Components
  • Laminate sheets, solid