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TenCate will supply thermoplastic composite for Airbus A350 XWB program

Published on 10 November 2010
Tencate has signed a contract with EADS to supply the Tencate Cetex material, a strong thermostatic material, for the production of Airbus A350 XWB.
Application of thermoplastic material  will enable serial production of Airbus A350 XWB in large numbers

TenCate Cetex® material - that can be characterized as high strength and low weight - will be applied to the stiffening structure of the body of the Airbus A350 XWB.

The TenCate Advanced Composites Europe announced that an enabled material contract has been signed to supply TenCate Cetex® carbon fabric laminates for use in the new Airbus A350 XWB among other EADS applications. Based on this award the delivery of TenCate Cetex® will start towards several Tier 1 and Tier 2 partners of Airbus that produce fuselage panels and components for the Airbus A350 XWB.

TenCate Cetex® material - that can be characterized as high strength and low weight - will be applied to the stiffening structure of the body of the Airbus A350 XWB. Frank Meurs, group director of TenCate Advanced Composites, explains: 'Our thermoplastic material is already used in existing Airbus programs, amongst others the Airbus A380. These advanced fabric reinforced thermoplastic composite materials are already used for many structural and semi-structural exterior as well as interior applications in aircraft.

With the supply of TenCate Cetex® material to the Airbus A350 XWB program, the importance of light and moldable thermoplastic material is once again underlined. One of the advantages of the application of thermoplastic composite is the ability for the serial production in large numbers'.

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