|Advanced Composites for Aerospace Applications
TenCate Advanced Composites will be launching their next generation of fiber reinforced composite materials for aerospace and high performance industrial applications during JEC World 2017 (Hall 5A, U40).
Next Generation Composite Materials
The new thermoplastic
and thermoset prepreg systems which feature enhanced processability and performance capabilities include:
TenCate Cetex® TC1225
An engineered PAEK
-based thermoplastic prepreg that harnesses high performance mechanics with lower processing temperatures for aerospace applications. Suitable for over-molding with PEEK
, the PAEK composite materials from TenCate enable form freedom and part consolidation in the highest performance applications. Available in carbon-based UD tape, laminates and semi-preg fabric formats.
A toughened epoxy with outstanding compression after impact and open whole compression strengths, making this system ideal for aero structure applications on helicopters, UAVs and military aircraft.
High Performance Industrial Applications
A toughened epoxy prepreg that that achieves a full Tg of 170°C (338°F) in 4 minutes at 160°C (320°F), for press molding processing. Suitable for high volume industrial applications, this prepreg system has a robust processing window and can also be used in autoclave processing.
Unique Applications on Display
The comprehensive range of advanced composite materials from TenCate will also be displayed through a set of unique end-user applications, including the world’s first SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition winner from the Technical University of Delft, made using epoxy prepregs from TenCate’s European center of excellence for thermoset systems.
A range of diverse thermoplastic applications across aerospace and industrial markets that utilize TenCate Cetex® thermoplastics will also be displayed, including:
- a full size Airbus A380 engine pylon cover,
- high performance sports footwear from Nike and
- the world’s lightest laptop, the HP Spectre Ultrabook.
About TenCate Advanced Composites
TenCate Advanced Composites is among the global leaders in the development, supply and production of a wide range of advanced composite materials serving the aerospace, satellite, high performance industrial and automotive markets. Its goal is to delight customers, every single day, with industry-leading customer service, a market leading product portfolio, and world-class technical support.
Source: TenCate Advanced Composites