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TenCate and PROOF Research announce exclusive partnership agreement

TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composites materials, and Performance Polymer Solutions have entered into an exclusive partnership to jointly develop, market and offer high temperature prepreg materials to the aerospace industry. The materials will be produced at the production facilities of TenCate in Morgan Hill, CA, USA, and will be formulated with the line of innovative, high temperature resin systems of Performance Polymer Solutions, based in Columbia Falls, MT, USA.

11th April 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Almelo

Industrial, Construction, Transport/​Aerospace

TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composites materials, and Performance Polymer Solutions have entered into an exclusive partnership to jointly develop, market and offer high temperature prepreg materials to the aerospace industry.

The materials will be produced at the production facilities of TenCate in Morgan Hill, CA, USA, and will be formulated with the line of innovative, high temperature resin systems of Performance Polymer Solutions, based in Columbia Falls, MT, USA.

Performance Polymer Solutions

Performance Polymer Solutions (P2SI), owned by PROOF Research, is a leading developer and supplier of high temperature resin systems for aerospace and defense use.

P2SI's leading product, AFRPE-4, is used by TenCate to make prepreg materials for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme. P2SI is known as a leader in high temperature chemistry with fundamental capability in resin development technologies. In 2013, P2SI was acquired by PROOF Research.

Expanded offering

Joe Morris, President of TenCate Advanced Composites in the USA, commented: “This is a natural partnership which allows TenCate to expand our offering of high temperature composite solutions for the aerospace, space and satellite markets, and builds upon our collaborative, multi-year relationship with P2SI.”

“In addition to the current F-35 platform that we support with P2SI resin systems, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand the use of P2SI resin technology into other high temperature aerospace applications.”

Ideal partner

Pat Rainey, CEO of PROOF Research, said: “TenCate is the ideal partner for PROOF Research to offer our P2SI resins to the aerospace market.”

“TenCate has a history of providing highly specialised, high temperature composite materials to the most demanding applications, and provides a channel to drive the use of P2SI's resin systems into new military, space and aero engine markets. We are excited about the opportunities that TenCate brings to the PROOF Research family.”

TenCate Advanced Composites

TenCate Advanced Composites is a leading prepreg manufacturer of thermo set and thermoplastic composites serving the aircraft, satellite and industrial markets which has facilities in Europe and North America.

Parent company Royal Ten Cate is a multi-national company that combines textile technology with related chemical processes and material technology in the development and production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics.

www.tencate.com

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