TenСate Advanced Composites has established their European Center of Excellence for thermoset prepreg systems, including basalt prepregs, on the basis of their facility at Langley Mill (Nottingham, UK).
The opening of the Centre follows a period of significant investment for the UK operation of TenCate Advanced Composites, which has seen growth in their TenCate AmberTool® tooling prepreg systems and strong positions in the automotive, Formula 1 and motorsport markets.
The technology levels of the Langley Mill plant mirror those of the TenCate Advanced Composites’ facility in the city of Morgan Hill (California, USA) in the production of market leading composite materials for aerospace, space & satellite, and communications markets.
The British plant is going to serve both new and existing markets within the EMEA region. Nick Tiffin, director of sales and marketing of TenCate Advanced Composites says: “The combination of our facilities in the UK and North America position TenCate to be a partner of choice for thermoset composite materials. Furthermore, our market leading thermoplastic capabilities enable us to provide total composite material solutions to our customers on a global scale”.