TenCate Advanced Composites has met with other companies to develop a regional knowledge-base in thermoplastic composite technology for the next generation of aircraft.
TenCate Advanced Composites has met with other companies to develop a regional knowledge-base in thermoplastic composite technology for the next generation of aircraft.

TenCate Advanced Composites, part of the Toray Group, has met with other companies to develop a regional knowledge-base in thermoplastic composite technology for the next generation of aircraft.

Partners including Embraer, Alltec, Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Instituto de Aeronáutica e Espaço (IAE), São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the Institute for Technological Research of the State of São Paulo (IPT) met to consider building a Brazilian center of excellence for thermoplastic composites through the creation of joint R+D programs and a knowledge-sharing platform.

‘A fully aligned supply chain across OEMs, tiers, material suppliers and institutes is vital for the successful adoption of thermoplastic composites in aerospace,’ Winand Kok, director at TenCate.

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