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DTC joins TPRC

24 January 2012

DTC has joined the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC) in The Netherlands.

According to TPRC, DTC decided to join the research centre because of the benefits of joint development in the area of thermoplastic composites. They say that at the end of last year, three other companies had already joined the TPRC as well: Instron, Pinette Emidecau Industries and Italmatic.

Harald Heerink, General Manager of the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Centre, is very happy to welcome the new partners. “The centre started in 2009 as a collaboration between Boeing, Fokker, TenCate and the University of Twente. The addition of these extra partners will accelerate the research and development of thermoplastic composites for various markets.”

TPRC say that Instron, Pinette and Italmatic are supplying the centre with production and test equipment which will be developed further in co-operation with TPRC. DTC is a manufacturer of thermoplastic composite parts for the aerospace market and will bring their knowledge and network into TPRC. “Through participating in TPRC, we get the opportunity to develop new products more quickly and are making sure that we are part of the leading research institute in our field of expertise”, says David Manten, DTC’s Managing Director.






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