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TenCate maximises recyclate in new laminate

TenCate Advanced Composites has developed a new reinforced thermoplastic laminate that incorporates recycled materials.

17th May 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Nijverdal

Transport/​Aerospace

A key advantage of thermoplastic composites over their thermoset counterparts is their recyclability, the company says, but there are not a lot of real world applications for the recyclate, despite the fact that the process, in essence, is not difficult, involving  grinding the materials down and applying heat and pressure to make parts.

TenCate is looking to maximise the recyclate’s economic and technological value and thus its applicability in real-world applications.

Read the full article on our Inside Composites website

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