Materials that make a difference. 

TenCate Advanced Composites began producing advanced composite materials in 1972 in Nijverdal, The Netherlands. Since then, through a series of strategic investments, acquisitions, and continuous ingenuity, we have grown into a key global supplier of advanced composite materials with multiple facilities in the USA, The Netherlands, the UK, and China. We specialize in the development and supply of composite and carbon fiber materials for the aerospace, space/satellite, high-performance automotive, engineered industrial, and athletic footwear markets.

In July 2018, Toray, a leading global chemical company and the largest producer in the world of carbon fiber, acquired TenCate Advanced Composites. Under Toray’s ownership, TenCate Advanced Composites is now even more capable of supplying innovative materials to our customers, and can do so with the strength and support of the world’s largest and most recognized, producer of carbon fiber for nearly every application imaginable. Together, Toray and TenCate combine best-in-class thermoset and thermoplastic prepreg technologies with a vertically integrated, global supply chain, enabling us access to new markets and to support our customers in ways never before possible.

TenCate employs more than 750 people worldwide, with manufacturing locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. TenCate’s facilities are certified to the highest level of quality standards, including AS9100, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001.  We are dedicated to innovation, industry leadership and, most of all, to delighting our customers every day.

TenCate is a leading supplier to the aerospace industry, providing advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composite materials for the production of lightweight structures for the latest generation of commercial, general aviation, military and unmanned aircraft. Additionally, as the leading supplier of composite materials to the satellite, space exploration and launch industries, you will find our composites on almost every satellite and launch vehicle produced in the Western world.

Most notably, we are the leading global supplier of thermoset prepregs for out-of-autoclave (OOA)/vacuum-bag-only (VBO) applications. Our TenCate Cetex® brand is a leader in thermoplastic prepregs for the aerostructures market, while our TenCate AmberTool® line of low temperature curing, high temperature performance composite tooling prepregs set the industry standard. TenCate also provides compatible film adhesives, syntactics, and resins to help our customers develop and produce advanced structures with a single supplier and partner.

In addition to intermediate materials, TenCate’s CCS Group provides the industry with exceptionally durable and light weight carbon fiber compression molded parts.  CCS focuses on replacing aluminum and titanium with a lighter weight, more cost-effective solution to improve efficiency and performance.

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Our philosophy

Whether you’re a new TenCate Advanced Composites customer or long-time partner, you’ll find a commitment to customer satisfaction underpins every action we take. We serve customers ranging from the largest aerospace and defence and recreational products firms to industrial and medical equipment customers.

We know a lot is riding on the products and services we provide to all customers, big and small, and we take their success personally. We work with you from the first day to help you select the optimum product, providing you with detailed information, instruction and technical advice, and even helping you solve design and final product issues. We recognize that we win only when all of our customers receive the best solutions and support.

Safety and quality

Safety is the top priority in everything we do. We strive to provide materials that meet or exceed customer expectations and government regulations, all while satisfying customers by anticipating their needs and requirements.

Compliance and integrity

We are committed to integrity. In addition to fully complying with governing regulations, we pay particular attention to ensuring sound judgment and ethical business practices. We communicate openly and fairly with our customers, suppliers, investors, and with each other. Integrity is paramount to our reputation.

Accountability

We honor our commitments, responding to requests in a timely manner and taking responsibility for the outcomes of our actions.

Diversity and inclusion

We embrace the range of differences that make each of us unique. We recognize, value, and fully leverage our different perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our business goals. Embracing diversity enables us to attract the best talent and inclusion allows us to fully engage our talent. We are committed to fostering effective work relationships by listening to each other and respecting each other's views and opinions. We respect cultural differences and do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or any other behavior threatening a positive, collaborative, and productive work environment.

Sustainability and social responsibility

TenCate Advanced Composites is aware of the effect that its actions have on the social environment. By maintaining the company on the basis of sustainable profitability, TenCate seeks to contribute to social, ecological and economic development for future generations. TenCate integrates sustainability into its business operations. Management of the value chain involves numerous sustainability aspects to greater or lesser degrees. In the various value chains, TenCate plays an active role as a customer, producer, supplier and partner in delivering sustainable innovations.

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