TenCate has reported sales of €297 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to €277 million in Q3 2014.

Sales of TenCate Advanced Composites reflected the trend of growing volumes in aerospace (structural parts and radomes). There is increasing interest in thermoplastic composites from large aircraft manufacturers, TenCate says. In the fourth quarter of 2015, TenCate expects to start a new qualification process for extended use of its thermoplastic composites in the manufacturing of parts for future generations of commercial aircraft. 

On 20 July 2015, a consortium of investors led by Gilde Buy Out Partners announced its intention of a public offer for all shares in Royal TenCate. The Offer Memorandum and the Position Statement were published on 21 October 2015.

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