Performance and Advanced Composites – Industrial Selector Guide

Overview of Tencate Advanced Composites

TenCate Advanced Composites is a global materials technology company that supports a wide range of applications for engineered composites. With its heritage, manufacturing technology, and technical capabilities, the company can support the employment of advanced composite materials in four areas of application: space & aerospace; safety & protection; sport & recreation, and infrastructure & environment. All the production sites of TenCate Advanced Composites, whether in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, North America or Canada, have their own expertise and specialty.

Go Lighter

Industrial – Both thermoplastic and thermoset options across a wide range of performance targets and price are available from TenCate. The following markets benefit from TenCate’s materials:

  • Consumer electronics
  • Medical
  • Sport & recreation
  • Marine

Go Further

Transportation – Materials offered by TenCate reduce the weight of and improve the fuel efficiency across a wide range of transportation industries including:

  • Automotive
  • Trucks
  • Interiors
  • Rail

Go Deeper

Energy – TenCate’s high-performance composites provide an innovative alternative to non-reinforced plastics and conventional metals generally used in the oil and gas market. Some of the applications include:

  • Pressure vessels
  • Frac plugs
  • Piping
  • Gaskets
  • Tubulars
  • Overwraps
  • Low dielectric enclosures

Go Together

TenCate uses the synergy of global production sites via intensive internal cooperation at commercial and technical levels to benefits its customers. The advanced composite market is characterized by partnership between suppliers, research institutes, and customers. After all, new applications are developed mainly in partnerships.

The benefits of advanced composites include:

benefits of advanced composites

Product Solutions

  • Thermoset advanced composite prepregs and UD tapes
  • Composite tooling prepregs
  • Thermoplastic advanced composite UD tapes, laminates, and prepregs
  • Film adhesives and syntactics
  • Bulk molding compounds
  • Compression molded parts
  • Honeycomb core

TenCate offers a suitable solution to meet the various composite material requirements of customers.

Market Applications

  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Motorsport and Formula 1
  • Medical
  • Consumer electronics
  • Sport and recreation

Advanced & Performance Composites Products - Industrial Applications

Transportation

Weight reduction and high volume manufacturing are two major considerations for the automotive industry. The fast stamping processes that were designed to be used with thermoplastic composite materials can meet these high volume needs. When compared to metallic parts and injection molded parts, continuous fiber-reinforced materials provide equivalent stiffness and strength with lower weight. The rapid cure, out-of autoclave thermoset prepregs from TenCate are best suited for exterior body panels. The TenCate Cetex® thermoplastics are ideal for underbody panels, impact beams, automotive seats, and pedals. The materials can also be used in various manufacturing processes, including automated tape placement, continuous compression molding, thermoforming, injection over molding, and stamping.

Transportation

Energy

In an industry where every minute counts, improving cycle time and reducing downtime are critical. By using corrosion resistant composite materials, downtime can be reduced. The infrastructure costs associated with pipeline component replacement can be reduced by spoolable pipe, rapid assembly methods, and use of lighter structures. TenCate’s products provide the combination of high strength, stiffness, and improved corrosion resistance in a lighter weight.

Energy

Energy

Energy

Energy

Some oil and gas applications include:

  • Wrapped tubing and pipe for weight reduction, corrosion resistance, and increased strength,
  • Electrically pure dielectric structures and enclosures for down hole inspection and monitoring
  • Molded frac spheres
  • Composite pressure cylinders
  • Carbon fiber reinforced tethers
  • Drill plugs

Other Applications

Consumer electronics – TenCate offers lightweight, innovative, visually unique, and highly durable solutions for next-generation electronics, including tablets and smart phones. With its facilities in Asia, Europe and North America, TenCate is capable of supporting the requirements of turnkey manufacturing on a global scale.

Sport & recreation – The unique high stiffness, high strength, and light weight properties of composites make them valuable across a variety of markets. Today, composites are used to produce tennis racquets, golf club shafts, fishing rods, bicycles, bats, boat paddles, hockey sticks, and a variety of other applications. CFRT® thermoplastic composites from TenCate can be found in various applications from high- end athletic footwear to hockey skate base plates, providing stability with comfort and light weight.

Medical - TenCate Advanced Composites, which continually invests in product development, has a portfolio of thermoplastic and thermoset materials that have been specifically developed for use within medical applications such as X-ray couches, tables and mammography plates, surgical target devices and tools, MRI & C scanner components, orthotics, prosthetics, wheel chairs, and walking aids.

Thermoset Composites

Thermoset composites from TenCate use both direct impregnation and film impregnation to control the resin content and the degree of impregnation to meet unique handling and processing requirements for each customer. The company works with industry standard glass, carbon, and aramid fibers in UD, woven, and multi-axial (NCF) reinforcements. TenCate’s product range also includes visual quality standard carbon reinforcements. The company offers a wide range of proprietary resin systems ranging from toughened epoxies to high temperature cyanate esters and BMIs.

Low Temperature Curing Thermoset Prepregs

Product name Resin type Tg (onset) Cure temp / Cure time Key product characteristics
TenCate E644 Epoxy 124 °C (255 °F) 3.5 hours at 70 °C (158 °F)
  • Toughened epoxy capable of rapid cure
  • Excellent surface finish
  • 7 days out life
TenCate E650 Epoxy 121 °C (250 °F) 3.5 hours at 70 °C (158 °F)
  • Lower tack version of TenCate E644
  • Medium tack level, easier lamination
  • 5 days out life

Low to Mid Temperature Curing Thermoset Prepregs

Product name Resin type Tg (onset) Cure temp / Cure time Key product characteristics
TenCate 8020 Epoxy 121 °C (250 °F) 5.5 hours at 80 °C (176°F)
  • Flexible cure schedules 70-130 °C (158-266 °F)
  • Post curable for higher Tg applications
TenCate 8020-FR FR Epoxy 121 °C (250 °F) 5.5 hours at 80 °C (176°F)
  • TenCate 8020-FR is fire resistant under FAR 25.853 Appendix F - vertical burn material test criteria (i)
  • 30 days out life at ambient temperature with good adhesive properties for honeycomb core
TenCate 8020 Rapi-Ply Epoxy 111 °C (232 °F) 5.5 hours at 80 °C (176 °F)
  • Outstanding vacuum-only (out of autoclave) processing capability. No debulking required
  • Bi-layer form facilitates fast lay-up
  • Significantly reduced lay-up times (up to 75%) compared with traditional prepreg routes
  • Flexible low to medium cure schedules 70-130°C (158-266°F)
  • 7 days out life
TenCate RS-1 Epoxy 107 °C (225 °F) 1.5 hours at 93 °C (200 °F)
  • Low cure temperature curing epoxy
  • 21 days out life

Mid Temperature Curing Thermoset Prepregs

Product name Resin type Tg (onset) Cure temp / Cure time Key product characteristics
TenCate E760 NEW Epoxy 204 °C (399 °F) 2 hours at 180 °C (356 °F)
  • High temperature resistance and high mechanical performance
TenCate E750 NEW Epoxy 148°C (298°F) 60 minutes at 135 °C (275 °F)
  • Variable temperature cure, starting at 80 °C (176 °F)
TenCate TC250 Epoxy 140 °C (285 °F) or 180 °C (356 °F) with post cure 60 minutes at 88 °C (190 °F) follow by 2 hours at 130 °C (265 °F) Optional post cure of 60 minutes at 177 °C (350 °F) for higher Tg
  • Long out time with excellent toughness for impact resistance
  • Has the ability to be post cured for higher temperature performance
TenCate E731 NEW Epoxy 140 °C (284 °F) 60 minutes at 125 °C (257°F)
  • High cosmetic clarity for automotive components e.g. door panels, centre console, dashboard
TenCate BT250E-1 Epoxy 125 °C (257 °F) 60 minutes at 121 °C (250 °F)
  • Excellent overall system with moderate toughness for impact resistance
TenCate E721-FR FR Epoxy 120 °C (248 °F) 60 minutes at 120 °C (248 °F)
  • Fire retardant version of E720 under FAR 25.853 Appendix F - vertical burn material test criteria (i)
TenCate E722 Epoxy 120 °C (248 °F) 60 minutes at 120 °C (248 °F)
  • Excellent drapability
  • General purpose component prepreg
TenCate E745 NEW Epoxy 118 °C (244 °F) 60 minutes at 135 °C (275 °F)
  • High toughness and impact properties
TenCate E720 Epoxy 110 °C (230 °F) 60 minutes at 120 °C (248 °F)
  • Honeycomb bondable
TenCate E726 NEW Epoxy 105 °C (221 °F) 60 minutes at 120 °C (248 °F)
  • Controlled flow
  • Good surface finish
  • 60 days out life

High Service Temperature Thermoset

Product name Resin type Tg (onset) Cure temp / Cure time Key product characteristics
TenCate C640 Cyanate Ester 335 °C (635 °F) 10 hours at 80 °C (176 °F), followed by 2 hours at 300 °C (572 °F) post cure
  • Variable cure temperatures 70-135 °C (158-275 °F)
  • Postcurable for high Tg
  • High temperature resistance for applications such as brake ducts
TenCate C740 Cyanate Ester 325 °C (617 °F) 2 hours at 135 °C (275 °F), followed by 2 hours at 280 °C (536 °F) post cure
  • Excellent high temperature capabilities for pipework and ducting applications
  • Features long outtime for larger parts
TenCate TC420 Cyanate Ester 177 °C (350 °F) or 348 °C (658 °F) with post cure 3 hours at 177 °C (350 °F) Optional post cure of 260 °C (500 °F) for higher Tg
  • TenCate’s highest temperature cyanate ester
  • Processes like an epoxy yet yields a Tg and performance of a BMI
  • Excellent thermal stability, good resistance to microcracking.
TenCate RS-8HT BMI 255 °C (545 °F) 2 hours at 204 °C (400 °F), followed by post cure of 6 hours at 230 °C (450 °F)
  • Thermal stability under high temperatures
  • Moderate toughness with good moisture resistance
  • Available in RTM resin form

Tencate Ambertool® Composite Tooling Solutions - Tooling Prepregs

The HX and TC prepreg series of the TenCate AmberTool® range have over two decades of pedigree in high performance motorsport, and are sold globally by a proven team of tooling experts. The comprehensive range of tooling products offered by TenCate allows customers complete tool design freedom and flexibility.

TenCate provides a complete service, enabling a single supplier approach to all composite tooling requirements, from master to material to technical support. The company’s tooling product solutions enable fabrication of “machined to shape” or highly precise molded tools for tight tolerance part fabrication.

Tooling Prepregs

Master and Surface Coat Package

  • High performance epoxy block*
  • EC85 surface coating technology*

Complete Tooling Solutions

  • Wide range of glass and carbon reinforcements
  • Machinable
  • Quick delivery solutions for standard materials
  • Glass and carbon backing structures

Experienced Technical Support

  • Proven processing guidelines documented in Tencate’s Tooling Processing Guide
  • Mold life-cycle maintenance solutions
  • Specialized knowledge on mold surface treatment

Tencate Ambertool® Prepregs

Product name Resin type Tg (onset) Cure temp / Cure time Key product characteristics
TenCate AmberTool® HX40 Epoxy 203 °C (397 °F) after post cure 12 hours at 65 °C (149 °F), followed by post cure
  • Long out life system (10 days) with high temperature performance
TenCate AmberTool® HX42 Epoxy 200°C (392 °F) after post cure 8 hours at 60 °C (140 °F), followed by post cure
  • Proven system with aerospace qualifications
  • Excellent resistance to phenolic resins
  • Good high temperature performance
  • 5 days tack life
TenCate AmberTool® HX50* Epoxy 190 °C (374 °F) after post cure 8.5 hours at 50 °C (122 °F), followed by post cure
  • Excellent system for small to medium sized autoclave tooling
  • Provides excellent surface finish with fast cure
  • 60 hours tack life
TenCate AmberTool® HX44* Epoxy 188 °C (370 °F) after post cure 10 hours at 60 °C (140 °F), followed by post cure
  • Excellent tooling system for most applications
  • Ideal for glass fabric use
  • 4 days tack life
TenCate AmberTool® HXR56* NEW Epoxy 185 °C (365 °F) after post cure 8.5 hours at 50 °C (122 °F), followed by post cure
  • Two layer product for rapid speed of lamination
  • Fully impregnated multi-axial construction
TenCate AmberTool® TC40** BMI 213 °C (415 °F) after post cure 6 hours at 177 °C (350 °F), followed by post cure
  • High service temperature tooling prepreg
  • Long 30 days out life with a 14 days tack life
  • Thermally stable at high temperature

Ancillary Materials

Product name Resin type Tg (onset) Cure temp / Cure time Key product characteristics
TenCate EC85 surface coat* Epoxy 65 °C (167 °F) after post cure N/A
  • Surface coating technology for tooling block
  • High hardness, high gloss 2 part liquid system

Sourced from: * Europe ** North America

Tencate Cetex® Thermoplastic Composites - UD Tapes, Prepregs and Laminates

TenCate Cetex® and TenCate CFRT® have more than three decades of experience and pedigree. They have set the standard for high quality, engineered thermoplastic composite materials. The company has expertise in semicrystalline and amorphous thermoplastics. From PP, PA6 and PMMA all the way to PEI, PEEK and engineered PAEK, TenCate can design the polymer to meet customers’ requirements.

TenCate’s Cetex® thermoplastic materials are available in a wide range of fabric-based laminates (RTLs), UD tapes or prepregs to facilitate the manufacturing process and part design of customers.

Thermoplastic Composites

Tencate Cetex® Thermoplastics

Product name Thermoplastic matrix Tg /Tm* Application examples UD tape Prepreg RTL
TenCate Cetex® TC1225 Engineered Poly-Aryl-Ether-Ketone (PAEK) 147 °C (296 °F) Tm 305 °C
  • Suited for overmolding
  • Excellent mechanical performance
  • Medical, oil and gas applications
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TenCate Cetex® TC1200 / TC1220 Poly-Ether-Ether-Ketone (PEEK) 143 °C (289 °F) Tm 343 °C
  • Very high strength, used in oil, gas and structural applications
  • Good heat resistance to 121 ºC (250 ºF) and above depending upon load
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TenCate Cetex® TC1100 Poly-Phenylene-Sulfide (PPS) 90 °C (194 °F) Tm 280 °C
  • Ideal for structural applications under 93 ºC (200 ºF) service temperature
  • Very resistant to solvents
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TenCate Cetex® TC1000 Design Polyetherimide (PEI) 217 °C (423 °F)
  • Excellent FST performance
  • Medical applications and transportation e.g. train door applications
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TenCate Cetex® TC925 Polycarbonate (PC) FST grade 153°C (307°F)
  • Good surface qualities, impact toughness
  • Good heat resistance
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TenCate Cetex® TC950 / TC951 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)  
  • Broad range of application specific materials**
  • Engineered to meet the structural demands of volume applications including orthotics**
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TenCate Cetex® TC910 PA6 (Nylon 6) 60 °C (140 °F)
  • Temperature and solvent resistant
  • Excellent toughness
  • Automotive and recreational applications
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TenCate Cetex® TC912 PA6 (Nylon 6) 60 °C (140 °F)
  • Specifically developed for high volume processes
  • Especially suitable as a preform insert for compression and over- molding to increase part performance
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TenCate Cetex® TC930 High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) 210 °C (410 °F)
  • Oil and gas applications such as pipe overwrapping as a result of its strength and toughness
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TenCate Cetex® TC940 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)  
  • Good impact resistance for recreational and low cost applications
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TenCate Cetex® TC960 / TC962 Polypropylene (PP) 130 °C (266 °F)
  • Used in applications where low cost and high toughness are desired (vehicles)
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*Melting point is only shown for semi-crystalline (PAEK family) thermoplastic products

**For further information please refer to TenCate’s Materials for the Consumer Footwear and Orthotics Markets selector guide

Lightweight Composites - Design, Part and Fabrication Services

Compression Molded Parts

TenCate’s CCS Composites group specializes in designing, tooling, and fabrication of complex compression molded parts with chopped thermoplastic and thermoset-based materials. Compression molding provides an alternative to machining and hand lay-up for complex geometry components. It also offers high volume production at a lighter weight and lower cost.

General reinforcements used in CCS’s compression molding process are glass and carbon chopped fiber, with thermoplastic resins or toughened epoxy.

Compression Molded Parts

Bulk Molding Compounds

Compression molding is a highly controlled process that uses precise resin infused fiber-reinforced tape made of standard, intermediate, or high modulus fibers. The resins can be either thermoplastic (PEEK and PPS) or thermoset resin.

For making bulk molding compounds, these UD tapes are chopped into fiber lengths ranging from 12 to 50 mm (1/2” to 2”). While longer fiber lengths provide higher strengths, smaller length fibers allow more complex structural details to be molded into the part.

Bulk Molding Compounds

Bulk Molding Compounds

Product name Resin type Tg (onset) Description Resin Properties
MS-1A Epoxy 164 °C (327 °F)
  • Epoxy with high modulus fiber
Tensile Strength - 290 MPa (42 ksi)
Tensile Modulus - 131 GPa (19 Msi)
MS-1H Epoxy 191°C (375 °F)
  • Fast cure epoxy with intermediate modulus fiber
Tensile Strength - 255 MPa (37 ksi)
Tensile Modulus - 69 GPa (10 Msi)
MS-4H Epoxy 191 °C (375 °F) • Fast cure epoxy with standard modulus fiber Tensile Strength - 303 MPa (44 ksi)
Tensile Modulus - 41 GPa (6 Msi)
TenCate Cetex® MC1100 PPS 90 °C (194 °F)
  • Thermoplastic based with standard or intermediate modulus fibers
  • Fire retardant
Tensile Strength - 193 MPa (28 ksi)
Tensile Modulus - 40.4 GPa (5.9 Msi)
TenCate Cetex® MC1200 PEEK 143 °C (290 °F)
  • Thermoplastic based with standard or intermediate modulus fibers
  • Fire retardant
Tensile Strength - 289 MPa (42 ksi)
Tensile Modulus - 43.4 GPa (6.3 Msi)

Full sole foot plate TenCate Cetex

Full sole foot plate TenCate Cetex® TW2000 Carbon / PMMA (TC950)

Electrical enclosure TenCate Cetex

Electrical enclosure TenCate Cetex® TC910 Carbon / PA6

Backpack frame TenCate Cetex

Backpack frame TenCate Cetex® TC940 Glass / PET UD tape

Military helmet accessory TenCate Cetex

Military helmet accessory TenCate Cetex® TC910 Carbon / PA6 UD tape

Film Adhesives and Syntactics - Rolls and Sheets

TenCate provides a wide variety of film adhesives that are compatible with its prepregs. Film adhesives are used for bonding pre-cured or post-cured laminates or for honeycomb bonding of skin to core.

The syntactic offered by TenCate represent epoxy films that are loaded with glass microspheres for high compressive strengths and low density. The Amlite and Amspand line of syntactic films from TenCate are best suited for edge close outs, reinforcement areas, core splices, and sandwich core construction.

Film Adhesives and Syntactics

Film Adhesives and Surface Films

Product name Resin type Tg (onset) Cure temp Key product characteristics
TenCate 8020 SF Epoxy 121 °C (250 °F) 80 °C (176 °F)
  • Composite surfacing film which provides class A finishes
  • Provides a protective, durable surface layer for composites
  • Easily sandable and has 7 days out life
TenCate EF44 Epoxy 126 °C (258 °F) 70 °C (158 °F)
  • Toughened epoxy adhesive film with 7 days out life
TenCate EF72 Epoxy 112 °C (234°F) 120 °C (248 °F)
  • Structural epoxy film adhesive with 30 days out life
TenCate EF8020 Epoxy 116 °C (241 °F) 80 °C (176 °F)
  • Wide cure temperature between 70-130 °C (158-266 °F)
  • 30 days out life
TenCate TC235SF-1 NEW Epoxy 119 °C (246 °F) 121 °C (250 °F)
  • Excellent surfacing characteristics
  • Vacuum cure capable composite surfacing film
  • Available with lightning strike screens
  • 30 days tack life, 45 days out life
Redux® 212-NA Foaming Film Adhesive* Epoxy 260 °C (500 °F) 120 °C (248 °F)
  • Core splice foaming film adhesive
  • 90 days out life

*Redux is a registered trademark of Hexcel, offered from Langley Mill, UK

Syntactic Core

Product name Resin type Tg (onset) Cure temp Key product characteristics
TenCate Amlite LT64 Epoxy 130 °C (266 °F) 50-80 °C (122-176 °F)
  • Low temperature, low density film with 7 days out life
  • Non expanding
  • Co-compatible with TenCate E600 series
TenCate Amlite SC8020A Epoxy 106 °C (223 °F) 80 °C (176 °F)
  • Low density, non expanding
  • Flexible cure temperatures 70-130°C (158-266°F)
TenCate Amlite SC72A Epoxy 106 °C (223 °F) 120 °C (248 °F)
  • Mid temperature curing, non expanding, syntactic film. Ideal for sandwich structures under 3 mm (0.11 inches)
  • Excellent for edge close outs
TenCate Amspand ES72A-2 Epoxy 114 °C (237 °F) 125 °C (257 °F)
  • Expanding syntactic core
  • Varying density by tailoring cure pressure and / or volume

 

Honeycomb Core and Reinforcements - Honeycomb Core Materials and Material Comparisons

TenCate Advanced Composites, UK (Langley Mill), has the largest independent core processing operation in Europe. In addition to Flex Core® honeycomb, Aluminum and Nomex® honeycomb are also available. The company has an extensive stock for customers to choose from. The company cuts all orders to customer’s thickness specification and provides them with fast turnaround times.

Honeycomb core*

Product name Configuration Key product characteristics
Aluminum Honeycomb - Commercial Grade 1.8-3/4-25N-3003
3.4-1/4-15N-3003
3.7-3/8-25N-3003
3.7-3/8-25P-3003
5.2-1/4-25N-3003
5.2-1/4- 25P-3003
  • High strength-to-weight properties at relatively low cost
  • Easily machined and formed for applications such as air or fluid control, light collimation, heat exchangers
  • Protects surface damage when used in laser cutting
Aluminum Honeycomb - Aerospace Grade 3.1-1/8-07N-5052
4.5-1/8-10N-5056
4.5-1/8-10N-5052
6.1-1/8-15N-5056**
5.2-1/4-25N-5052
8.1-1/8- 20N-5056**
8.1-1/8-20N-5052
  • High strength-to-weight properties at relatively low cost
  • Improved mechanical properties in comparison to commercial grades
  • Broader selection of densities than commercial grades
  • Sheet size 1250 x 2500 mm except **1220 x 2440 mm
Nomex® Honeycomb - Commercial Grade ANC-3.2-48 3.2 mm 48 kg/m3
ANC-4.8-32 4.8 mm 32 kg/m3
ANC-4.8-48 4.8 mm 48 kg/m3
ANC-4.8-48(OX) 4.8 mm 48 kg/m3
  • Fire resistant and self extinguishing
  • Good thermal and electrical insulating properties
  • High strength-to-weight ratio and easily formable to shape
  • Sheet size 1250 x 2500 mm
Nomex® Honeycomb Aerospace Grade ANA-3.2-29 3.2 mm 29 kg/m3
ANA-3.2-48 3.2 mm 48 kg/m3
ANA-3.2-64 3.2 mm 64 kg/m3*
ANA-4.8-48(OX) 4.8 mm 48 kg/m3
  • Fire resistant and self extinguishing
  • High temperature strength up to 180°C (356°F)
  • Good dielectric properties
  • Nomex® paper sheets are coated and bonded together with a high modulus phenolic resin
  • Sheet size 1250 x 2500 mm except** 1220 x 2440 mm
Aluminum Flex-Core® 5052/F80 - .0013N Density 4.3
5052/F80 - .0024N Density 8.0
5056/F80 - .0014N Density 4.3
  • Unique cell configurations that permit small radii of curvature without deformation of the cell walls or loss of mechanical properties
  • For parabolic, spherical and cylindrical shapes

Flex-Core® is a registered trademark of Hexcel. Nomex® is a registered trademark of E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company.

*Offered from Langley Mill, UK. Additional grades can be sourced upon request, subject to minimum order quantities and extended leadtimes

Material Comparisons

Material vs. reinforcements Filament count Tensile strength Tensile modulus Density g/cc
Steel n/a 400 MPa (58 ksi) 200 GPa (29 Msi 7.8
Aluminum n/a 483 MPa (70 ksi) 69 GPa (10 Msi) 2.8
E-Glass n/a 2,000 MPa (290 ksi) 72 GPa (10 Msi) 2.6
High Strength Carbon 3K, 6K, 12K (also 18K, 24K, 48K) 3,447-4,826 MPa (500-700 ksi) 230-245 GPa (33-36 Msi) 1.8
Intermediate Modulus Carbon 6K, 12K ~5,516 MPa (~800 ksi) 275-304 GPa (40-44 Msi) 1.9
High Modulus Carbon 6K, 12K ~3,965 MPa (~575 ksi) >340 GPa (>49 Msi) 1.9

In addition to glass and aramid fibers in UD, woven and multiaxial (NCF) reinforcements, TenCate works with high strength, intermediate and high modulus carbon fibers. The company offers both pitch- and PAN-based carbon fibers.

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