Surfacing Film targets vacuum bag cure composite structures.

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Designed for out of autoclave vacuum cure composite structure, TC235SF addresses industry needs by providing low porosity, optimized surface appearance, and capability to self level under low cure pressures. Film provides cosmetically smooth appearance over thin skinned honeycomb core stiffened composites as well as solid laminates. Co-curable with 250 or 350°F prepregs, product maintains integrity over tight radiuses and is available in widths of 12-50 in.



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TenCate Launches New Composite Surfacing Film Aimed at Vacuum Bag Cure " Out of Autoclave" Composite Structure



TenCate Surfacing Film Designed to Operate in Low Cure Pressure Environments Under Vacuum Cure

Morgan Hill, CA - TenCate Advanced Composites announces the development and production readiness of TC235SF, a composite structure surfacing film designed for "out of autoclave" vacuum cure composite structure.

Joe Morris, Vice President and COO states that "over the past several years, we have seen an industry wide need for cost effective composite surfacing films designed specifically for low cure pressure environments including vacuum only cures. TC235SF addresses some of the basic industry needs by providing low porosity, an excellent surface appearance and the capability to self level under low cure pressures. "

TC235SF is part of a family of compatible prepreg resin systems (BT250, TC250 etc) designed to cure at either 250°F or 350°F (121°C-177°C) in both low pressure and vacuum pressure environments. It has been developed to provide a cosmetically smooth appearance over thin skinned honeycomb core stiffened composites as well as solid laminates. It also has the capability to maintain integrity over tight radiuses.

For more info, please see our website for a technical data sheet. www.tencate.com/smartsite.dws?ch=sec&id=6907

TenCate Advanced Composites
TenCate Advanced Composites is a leading aerospace thermoset and thermoplastic prepreg supplier. TenCate's prepregs are used in commercial aircraft, satellites, helicopters, general aviation, aircraft interiors, radomes and unmanned vehicles. TenCate prepregs are found on almost all satellite programs in the Western world.

Royal TenCate
TenCate www.tencate.com is a multinational company which combines textile technology and chemical processes in developing and manufacturing special materials. Its materials can be divided into four areas of application: safety & protection, space & aerospace, sport & leisure, and environment & infrastructure. The company has world leading positions in protective fabrics, space and aerospace composites, armor composites, geosynthetics and synthetic turf. TenCate is listed on NYSE Euronext.

TenCate Cetex® and TenCate Thermo-Lite® are registered trademarks of Royal TenCate.

Cetex® and Thermo-Lite® are registered trademarks of Royal TenCate.

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