TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced composite materials for the aerospace industry, has signed a cooperative marketing and development agreement with Leadgo Advanced Materials in Shanghai, China.
The purpose of this agreement is to further support the advanced composites market for the growing Chinese aerospace industry.
The primary areas of focus for this mutual agreement include market development, sales and distribution, product technical support and services in China. The agreement covers the wide range of thermoset composite technologies of TenCate, and includes leading edge thermoplastic composites of TenCate, being designed into the next generation commercial aircraft.
Significant milestone in Asia strategy
Mr Steve Mead, Vice President of Sales and Marketing states: "This is a significant milestone for materials technology company TenCate and our Asia strategy. The aviation sector in China is growing rapidly, and a strong partnership is essential to support this growth. Leadgo, being an AS9100 certified manufacturer and distributor, fits this role well. Their large, geographically diverse technical service team provides customers with both logistical and technical support to aid in the adoption of TenCate products into the Chinese market. We are pleased to work in partnership with Leadgo."
Strong momentum in Chinese market
Mr Hu Zhongjie, founder and CEO of Leadgo Advanced Materials, comments: "The China market for advanced materials has gained strong momentum, and an essential element for success is a strong and reliable supply. The advanced product portfolio of TenCate combined with Leadgo's market presence provides customers with a winning combination for our aerospace industry".
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 and representation in Asia.
Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is a multi-national company that combines textile technology with related chemical processes and material technology in the development and production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics. Products of TenCate are sold worldwide.
Systems and materials from TenCate come under four areas of application: safety & protection, space & aerospace, infrastructure & the environment, and sport & recreation. TenCate occupies leading positions in protective fabrics, composites for space and aerospace, anti-ballistics, geosynthetics and synthetic turf. TenCate is listed on the NYSE Euronext (AMX).
Leadgo Advanced Materials is a high technology enterprise specialized in composite materials' research and development, manufacture and import and export trade. The main products include vacuum bagging materials, carbon fiber prepreg, glass fiber prepreg and various vacuum technology products.