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23rd December 2014, Almelo

TenCate supplies thermoplastic composites to Airbus A350 XWB

Qatar Airways, the global launch customer of the Airbus A350 XWB, accepted the delivery of the world’s first customer A350-900 aircraft during a ceremony that took place yesterday at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France. TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading composite materials company for aerospace applications, is a key supplier of thermoplastic composite materials for the Airbus A350 XWB.

“We are very pleased to be a supplier on the A350 XWB programme, and congratulate Airbus on the first delivery. It is an aircraft that demonstrates thermoplastic composite materials and their increased use in the future of aviation structures,” commented Frank Meurs, Group Director of TenCate Advanced Composites.

TenCate thermoplastic composite materials

TenCate Cetex thermoplastic composite materials are used for the production of an array of components on the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, specifically high volume components within the carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) fuselage.

TenCate works with leading suppliers within the aerospace industry on programmes across the Airbus Group, such as the previously launched Airbus A380.

These thermoplastic composite materials are said to offer weight reduction along with high strength and durability properties.

TenCate Advanced Composites works with leading suppliers within the aerospace industry for structural, semi structural and interior applications on programmes across the Airbus Group, such as the Airbus A350 XWB and previously launched Airbus A380.

TenCate Advanced Composites

TenCate Advanced Composites is a leader in the development and production of thermoplastic and thermoset prepreg composites.

Its product portfolio is incorporated in automotive products, aerospace applications, medical equipment and numerous other industrial applications. TenCate Advanced Composites has production facilities and operations in North America and Europe and distributors in Asia.

www.tencateadvancedcomposites.com

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