TenCate, BASF in strategic alliance for thermoplastic automotive composites


TenCate Advanced Composites (Almelo, the Netherlands) and BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) have entered into a strategic alliance to cooperate on the development, production and commercialization of thermoplastic composite materials suitable for high-volume vehicle production.

The main goal of this partnership is to offer car manufacturers custom-engineered solutions for high-performance composite structures, which will enable the auto industry to further reduce weight and carbon dioxide emission. The growing need of the automotive industry for composite materials used in mass production calls for rapid development of materials and manufacturing processes according to the two companies....
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