27 June 2011
27 June 2011
TenCate Advanced Composites and Toray Industries have signed a long term agreement for the supply of carbon fibres to TenCate for the production of thermoplastic TenCate Cetex RTL composite materials.
According to TenCate, in the new five year supply agreement, Toray will supply them with carbon fibre for use in their composite laminates. This is in support of growing thermoplastic prepreg demand from the aerospace industry.
Frank Meurs, Director TenCate Advanced Composites EMEA stated: 'Thermoplastic materials are rapidly establishing a meaningful position in a growing amount of aircraft applications, and are also used in structural parts of the latest Aircraft. This long term supply agreement fits to our needs, because it covers our long-term needs based on our contracts with for instance Airbus for the production of the Airbus aircrafts. TenCate Cetex has been used in aircraft applications for more than ten years. TenCate will continue to focus on the market for large commercial aircraft and regional jets with its TenCate Cetex product line'.
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