TenCate Advanced Composites Signs Northern Composites for Eastern U.S. Representation on New Line of 3M(TM) Tooling Prepregs

TenCate Advanced Composites North America announces that Northern Composites, Hampton (New Hampshire), USA, will serve as an eastern U.S. representative for TenCate regarding tooling prepregs and materials. As reported last year, TenCate and 3M have joined forces to market and support 3M's line of tooling prepregs featuring 3M's patented matrix resin technology. This 3M innovation utilizes nanosilicas to create a more durable, robust and dimensionally accurate tool for the fabrication of composite parts.

Northern Composites will have responsibility for supporting customers in the Eastern half of the United States of America. Joe Johnson, Tooling Product Manager at TenCate Advanced Composites comments: "TenCate is very pleased to be working with Northern Composites. They have hands on experience building composite tools with customers, and offer a complete line of materials from adhesives to mold releases to consumables.  Northern Composites has a long and successful track record of offering world class service and technical support". 

Dick Hewett, Sales Manager of Northern Composites, states: "This opportunity combines the strengths of TenCate Advanced Composites and Northern Composites from a customer support perspective while offering leading edge new technology from 3M for the growing composite tooling market".

TenCate Advanced Composites North America

Morgan Hill (California), United States of America, Tuesday 7 May, 2013

For further information:

TenCate Advanced Composites North America

Michael Cichon, Director of Product Marketing

Telephone: +1 707 776 0700

Email: tcac-us@tencate.com

Internet: www.tencateadvancedcomposites.com

TenCate corporate

Pieter Zwinkels, Manager Investor Relations

Telephone: +31 546 544 977

Mobile: +31 610 886 338

E-mail: ir@tencate.com

Internet: www.tencate.com

Northern Composites

Dick Hewett, Sales Manager

Telephone: +1 603 926 1910

Internet: www.northerncomposites.com

TenCate Advanced Composites is a leading prepreg manufacturer of thermoset and thermoplastic composites serving the aircraft, satellite and industrial markets. TenCate Advanced Composites has facilities in Europe and North America.

Northern Composites has been serving customers since 1965 with their composite needs. They have two ISO certified stocking locations in New Hampshire and North Carolina and have eight experienced sales representatives in the field. Northern Composites distributes a full line of adhesive, mold releases and consumables to support the composite part fabrication industry.

Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is a multinational company that combines textile technology with chemical processes and material technology in the development and production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics. TenCate products are sold throughout the world.

Systems and materials from TenCate come under four areas of application: safety and protection; space and aerospace; infrastructure and the environment; sport and recreation. TenCate occupies leading positions in protective fabrics, composites for space and aerospace, antiballistics, geosynthetics and synthetic turf. TenCate is listed on NYSE Euronext (AMX).

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