Product

TenCate Cetex® TC1000 Design

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Product description

TenCate Cetex® TC1000 Design is an engineered thermoplastic composite, utilizing polyetherimide (PEI) resin for outstanding toughness and excellent fire performance.

TenCate Cetex® is typically supplied in 3.66m x 1.22m (12ft x 4ft) pre-consolidated laminates (RTL) of varying ply thicknesses, specifically adhering to customer designated fiber selection, orientation and ply count.

The use of TenCate Cetex® as a reinforced thermoplastic laminate (RTL) composite significantly reduces the production cycle-time by eliminating the handling and assembly of traditional wet-lay materials, along with the potential for error. In addition, the thermoplastic forming time is calculated in minutes and seconds, not hours. Heating, forming, and cooling can take less than 5 minutes for complex 3D geometry, and sandwich panels can now be realized in 15 minutes without the inconvenience of core read-through. Further optimization can be gained in secondary processing, due to the thermoplastic resin. These operations can include welding, folding, painting and printing.

Product benefits/features

  • Laminates are available to customer specifications
  • Lower cost option than Premium where OEM specifications are not required

Market segments

  • Medical
  • Aircraft Interiors

Details

Product category Thermoplastic prepregs & laminates
Processing Press forming
Weldable
Autoclave
Resin type PEI
Tg (Dry, onset) 215 °C / 419 °F
Processing temperature 315 °C / 599 °F
Out time Indefinite

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