Mon 22, Oct 2018
On 17th Oct. TenCate Advanced Composites, which is a part of Toray Industries and British luxury car maker Aston Martin announced their technical partnership for the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar program.
TenCate, which is a global leader in manufacturing and development of advanced composite materials, will supply advanced composite materials for Aston Martin Valkyrie program. TenCate’s composite technology will be used throughout the car for wide range of end-use applications, including structural, cosmetic and high-temperature components. This technical partnership is the first advanced composite material partnership for Aston Martin.
TenCate’s Expert Services team is said to work closely with Aston Martin to provide best possible composite material solution, developing custom material forms to meet the unique application needs of the program. Aston Martin Valkyrie is said to be built around a lightweight carbon fiber structure. It possesses truly radical aerodynamics for unmatched levels of downforce in a road-legal car.
TenCate will supply a full material solution to support the program with the provision of surfacing films, film adhesives, honeycomb core and their heritage TenCate AmberTool® composite tooling prepregs. Materials will be supplied from TenCate’s European Centre of Excellence for thermoset systems, Langley Mill, UK.
The Strong Technical Partnership
“The extraordinary targets we have set ourselves for the Aston Martin Valkyrie require us to select partners with exceptional technical capabilities and products. In TenCate Advanced Composites we have found a partner with the skillset and the mindset to join us in meeting the challenges of developing and producing what will undoubtedly be the defining hypercar of its generation.” says David King Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer at Aston Martin.
“We’re thrilled to have been selected as the technology partner to work with Aston Martin on what is a truly remarkable program”, states Scott Unger, Chief Technology Officer at TenCate Advanced Composites, “TenCate has very strong technical positions in Formula 1 motorsport and high performance automotive markets, which coupled with our technical support, responsiveness and expertise make us the ideal partner of choice for the Aston Martin Valkyrie program.”
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News Source: TenCate Advanced Composites