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TenCate and PROOF Research announce exclusive partnership agreement

News International-French

11 Apr 2014

This partnership aims to develop, market and offer high temperature prepreg materials to the aerospace industry. The materials will be produced at the production facilities of TenCate in Morgan Hill, California, USA, and will be formulated with the line of innovative, high temperature resin systems of Performance Polymer Solutions Inc., based in Columbia Falls, Montana, USA. 

Performance Polymer Solutions (P2SI), owned by PROOF Research, is a leading developer and supplier of high temperature resin systems for aerospace and defense use. P2SI’s leading product, AFRPE-4, is used by TenCate to make prepreg materials for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. P2SI is globally known as a leader in high temperature chemistry with fundamental capability in resin development technologies. In 2013, P2SI was acquired by PROOF Research.

Joe Morris, President of TenCate Advanced Composites in the USA states: “This is a natural partnership which allows TenCate to expand our offering of high temperature composite solutions for the aerospace, space and satellite markets, and builds upon our collaborative, multi-year relationship with P2SI. In addition to the current F-35 platform that we support with P2SI resin systems, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand the use of P2SI resin technology into other high temperature aerospace applications.”

Pat Rainey, CEO of PROOF Research states: “TenCate is the ideal partner for PROOF Research to offer our P2SI resins to the aerospace market. TenCate has a history of providing highly specialized, high temperature composite materials to the most demanding applications, and provides a channel to drive the use of P2SI’s resin systems into new military, space and aero engine markets. We are excited about the opportunities that TenCate brings to the PROOF Research family.”

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