TenCate Selected by ATK for American Centrifuge Program
TenCate Advanced Composites USA announced that Alliant Techsystems (ATK) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA has selected TenCate as a composite prepreg material supplier for the manufacture of composite rotor tubes used in USEC Inc.’s American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio, USA. The materials will be manufactured in the TenCate Advanced Composites facilities in Northern California, USA. Sales as a result of this supply agreement will start as from 2010, provided USEC Inc. receives DOE (Department of Energy) debt funding for the project.
TenCate Advanced Composites is a leading producer of advanced composite materials primarily for the space and aerospace markets and for the personal and vehicle armor markets. There is an increasing interest from other industrial sectors, which will broaden the application areas for these materials. As a result of recent acquisitions, TenCate is well positioned and has the technology base installed to expand this business activity further.
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