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TenCate and 3M Partner to Combine Expertise

15 October 2010

3M will supply matrix resin to TenCate Advanced Composites USA for the creation of customized TenCate prepreg products, in a commercialization and supply agreement between the two companies.

At the heart of the agreement is 3M Matrix Resin, a proprietary resin technology that is claimed to produce stronger, lighter, more durable composites. The proprietary resin technology of 3M makes it possible for manufacturers to avoid the traditional trade off between toughness /flexibility and stiffness / hardness. Instead, the resin improves performance properties on both ends of the scale.

As leading thermoset and thermoplastic prepreg developer and producer, TenCate supplies its high tech materials to various markets, including but not limited to space, aerospace, marine, infrastructure, oil and gas. “An innovation can only be considered useful when it enables our customers to make progress, and that’s just what this agreement with 3M is going to do”, says Joe Morris, Vice President with TenCate Advanced Composites USA. “The TenCate motto is ‘Materials that make a difference’. We are excited about the possibilities this new 3M resin brings to our customers in the various markets we are in.”

“As a technology enabler, 3M is looking for best-in-class partners who recognize the value of innovative products and ideas”, says Vic Genco, General Manager with 3M Engineered Products & Solutions. “TenCate has a long history of being a world leader in the industries it enters and 3M is excited to pair that experience with our own to bring this innovative technology to new markets.”






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