TenCate Cetex® TC1000 Premium

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Product description

TenCate Cetex® TC1000 Premium is an engineered thermoplastic composite, utilizing polyetherimide (PEI) resin for outstanding toughness and excellent fire performance. TenCate Cetex® Premium has gained qualification at Airbus, Boeing, and many other airframe OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers for use in aircraft interior and secondary structures.

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 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

  • Excellent FST performance (OSU <15/15)
  • Moderate solvent resistance
  • Widely used in aircraft interiors, qualified to OEM specifications

Market segments

  • Aircraft Interiors
  • Aerostructures


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

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