COLUMBIA FALLS, MT (May 2014) - PROOF Research, manufacturer of carbon fiber rifle barrels and composite material weapon system components and Tencate Advanced Composites announced that they have entered into an exclusive partnership to jointly develop, market and offer high-temperature prepreg materials to the aerospace industry. The materials will be produced at Tencate's state-of-the-art composite production facilities in California and will be formulated with PROOF Research's P2SI® line of innovative, high-temperature resin systems.
P2SI, a division of PROOF Research, is globally recognized as a leader in developing high-temperature composite materials and advanced resin system technologies for the aerospace and defense industries. P2SI's leading product, AFRPE®-4, is used by TenCate to make prepreg materials for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
"Tencate is an ideal partner to provide highly-specialized, advanced composite materials incorporating our high-temperature resin systems," said P2SI President, Dr. David Curliss. "This partnership provides a broader opportunity for PROOF Research to further our offerings of P2SI resins to the aerospace market and opens up new channels into defense and commercial aerospace markets."
Joe Morris, President of Tencate Advanced Composites stated, "This is a natural partnership which allows Tencate to expand our offerings 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."