TenCate secures large order for Defender™ M fabric from Norwegian FLO
Published on 19 April 2010
TenCate Protective Fabrics has secured an important order from the Swedish manufacturer Gulins Business Design AB.
The contract is for supply to the Norwegian FLO (Defence Logistic Organisation) of inherently flame-resistant TenCate Defender™ M fabric in the new colour dark blue. This involves fabric for more than 25,000 sets of clothing in two years, to protect the Norwegian marines.
This order is the result of ongoing product development based on specific customer needs. Thanks to patented technology and the success of TenCate Defender™ M that was developed by TenCate Protective Fabrics in the US, the Research & Development team of TenCate Protective Fabrics in Nijverdal (the Netherlands) has realized a new composition. Therefore this protective fabric is now also available in dark blue and black.
TenCate Defender™ M was already available in a variety of camouflage patterns and solid colours for the uniforms of land and air forces. It can now also be used for other markets, such as Marine Corps and police forces (including riot police and special squads), which principally wear the colours black or blue for their operations. The fabric for this order will be produced in Nijverdal (the Netherlands).
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Continued development and innovation of the TenCate Defender™ M product portfolio is focused on new applications and new functionalities, such as laminates and stretch. Collaboration with fibre suppliers and garment makers, and in particular with the military organizations involved, is of strategic importance in developing products that meets the wishes and specifications of soldiers, marines and police officers.
Since 2007 TenCate received official commendations from both the US Army and the US Marine Corps for the excellent quality of its products and services.
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