The strongest brands in the industry


TenCate Permatron®

In 1979, Nicolon B.V. entered into a joint venture with Bay Mills Ltd. of Canada to construct a weaving facility in the United States.  In 1980, the manufacturing plant, Baycor, was opened in in Cornelia, Georgia.  At this time, Baycor was focusing on the production of fiberglass screening, solar screen, and tennis windscreen.  In 1981, Baycor entered the production of polypropylene trampoline mats and developed the brand name Permatron.

Today, TenCate Permatron® trampoline fabric is the number one choice for trampoline mat fabric around the world based on quality, performance, durability and value.

TenCate Nicolon®

In 1956 a representative of the Dutch AKU (Arnhemse Kunststoffen Unie, today part of Akzo) approached Nico ter Kuile about development of technical textiles for marine structures. Discussions between AKU, the Deltadienst and Ter Kuile led to a contract of several thousands of nylon sand bags to close the Pluimpot, The Netherlands in October 1957. In 1964, the brand name Nicolon was invented and today’s company was registered in September 1968 as Nicolon B.V.

Today, Nicolon® Industrial Fabrics is the leading brand for woven and/or coated industrial textile fabrics.

TenCate Toptex®

In 1987 the Austrian based Polyfelt company (now TenCate Geosynthetics) launched a project to use civil engineering products for niche applications in agriculture. In 1988 the brand name Toptex® was established and used for covering silage films to prevent damage by birds. The first step into these new markets was done. The high quality needle punched non-wovens out of continuous filaments turned out to be the perfect product to protect valuable crop harvests from environmental damage or loss of quality.

Today, TenCate Toptex® is the technology and market leader in agriculture for the covering of sugar beet, straw, compost, wood chip and potato harvests.

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