Manufacturing Today - May/June 2017 - 113
TenCate Geosynthetics Americas
Legacy of Innovation
TenCate Geosynthetics is the U.S. arm of Royal Ten Cate (TenCate), an international company based in the Netherlands. The
company, which has a legacy of more than 300 years in textile-related industries, employs more than 4,000 across the world in 45
TenCate started operations in 1704 and specialized in the trade
of textile products. The firm focused on using innovations of
the era, including British steam technology, which earned it "the
designation of 'Royal' in 1852," it says.
Today, the company has eight divisions across the world. "TenCate occupies leading positions in protective fabrics, composites
for space and aerospace, antiballistics, geosynthetics and synthetic
turf," the company says.
ogy and innovation in geosynthetics. "There's a lot that
can be done in this young industry," he says.
"We're just very optimistic," Anderson continues.
"With continued research, we're going to find more and
more opportunity to market these cost-effective solutions to construction." mt
tencate geosynthetics is
dedicated to investing in
ferent characteristics that allow it to contain soil while
allowing grass to grow through it," he describes.
TenCate Geosynthetics is home to a very positive work
environment, Anderson says. "It's a pleasure to be able
to work with people who you consider friends," he says.
"That spirit permeates people at the company."
Anderson adds that the company is thinking positively about the future. "Only two Decembers ago did we
get a multi-year transportation budget," he explains.
"The industry is certainly excited that the new administration has talked about a robust budget in transportation and infrastructure.
"We want to help the government and entities associated with that build better roads," Anderson adds, noting
that TenCate Geosynthetics can help them "get more
bang for our buck."
The company also will stay committed to new technolMAY/JUNE 2017 manufacturing-today.com