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.

18410 Butterfield Blvd.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 US

Additional Locations:
1150 Calle Suerte
Camarillo, CA 93012 US
(805) 482-1722

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

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

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Nottingham, NG16 4BE GB
+44 (0)1773 530899

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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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PEEK vs. PEKK vs. PAEK and Continuous Compression Molding
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JEC World 2018 crowded aisle.

JEC World 2018: The highlights
JEC World is the composites industry’s largest trade show and did not disappoint this year.

Carbon fiber/thermoplastic composite spar structure on TenCate stand at JEC World 2018.

TenCate Advanced Composites confirmed to be on the market
TenCate is exploring options for a potential strategic partner to acquire the company as aerospace OEMs begin a more serious assessment of next-generation aircraft materials. A carbon fiber and/or resin manufacturer would be a likely suitor of TenCate.

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JEC World 2018, Day Three Video
CW shares highlights from the world’s largest composites industry trade show.

JEC World 2018 preview: TenCate Advanced Composites
TenCate Advanced Composites is highlighting its latest developments in composite material technologies for aerospace and high-performance industrial markets.

Delivering the potential of thermoplastic composites
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Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 2
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I want to say two words to you: “Thermoplastic tapes”
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Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 1
After more than 30 years of development, in-situ consolidation is nearing its promise to eliminate fasteners and the autoclave, and enable an integrated, multifunctional airframe.

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.

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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.

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