TenCate carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic material has been quality by a major automotive company.
TenCate carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic material has been quality by a major automotive company.

TenCate reports that now that the customer-specific development phase for a structural automotive application has been completed, marking the end of the qualification process, structural integrity tests of the final product begin.

"The production of lightweight vehicles in larger volumes will become reality by using fibre reinforced thermoplastics. These advanced materials can substantially speed up and industrialise manufacturing processes for parts and components. Carbon fibre-reinforced composites will in the future no longer be used only in Formula 1 and high-end sports car production, but also be a critical part of mainstream, modern and fuel-efficient vehicles."
Dave Clarke, global group director, TenCate Advanced Composites

"The strategic goal of TenCate is to use our leading position in thermoplastic composites and established industrial manufacturing capabilities to generate solutions for the automotive industry," reports Dave Clarke, global group director, TenCate Advanced Composites. "TenCate has achieved its current position over the past few decades mainly in the aerospace industry with its TenCate Cetex® product portfolio."

Cetex is a range of thermoplastic composite materials consisting of unidirectional and fabric based prepregs and tapes, semipregs, laminates and sandwich panels.
 


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