TenCate Cetex® TC1225

Download datasheet

Product description

TenCate Cetex® TC1225 is an engineered thermoplastic composite material, utilizing a semi-crystalline engineered polyarlyetherketone (PAEK) resin for excellent mechanical performance and lower processing temperatures.

The distinctive value of TenCate Cetex® TC1225 over other composites with a PAEK family matrix is the reduction in processing temperature by 50 - 75°C*. This enables TenCate Cetex® TC1225 to be processed on machines with a lower temperature range, potentially reducing investment costs in both machines and tooling. The lower processing temperature speeds up cycle times; due to shorter heat-up and cooling cycles, using less energy in the process.

Additionally, TenCate Cetex® TC1225 is an ideal composite to be overmolded with neat or short fiber reinforced PEEK resin, creating a very strong bond. Overmolding, integrating fiber reinforced composites in an injection molding process, combines the strength of high-end composites with the design freedom and complexity of injection molding parts.

TenCate Cetex® TC1225 is available as a reinforced thermoplastic laminate (RTL), a fabric based semi-preg and a UD tape, all manufactured from Victrex’s newest polymer matrix and high strength carbon fabric reinforcement.

* Standard PEEK processes at temperatures up to 400°C

Product benefits/features

  • Lower processing temperature with good high temperature performance
  • May be overmolded with PEEK for final part
  • Very good CAI properties 282 MPa (40.9 ksi)
  • Ideal for structural applications

Market segments

  • Medical
  • Aircraft Interiors
  • Aerostructures


Product category Thermoplastic prepregs & laminates
Processing AFP/ATL
Press forming
Resin type PAEK
Tg (Dry, onset) 147 °C / 297 °F
Processing temperature 325 °C / 617 °F
Out time Indefinite
Tm 305 °C / 581 °F

This website uses cookies. They allow us to optimize your browsing experience and also help us to understand how you use our site. By continuing to use this site, you accept our cookies.