25 October 2013

New TenCate materials make protective clothing more comfortable

TenCate Protective Fabrics will launch two new protective products in the TenCate Tecasafe® Plus collection during the forthcoming A+A 2013 international trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany. This relates to protective knits for company polo shirts and T-shirts that are extremely comfortable to wear and also wash well in industrial laundries. In addition, a new protective fabric with a laminate will be launched for use in flame-resistant industrial outdoor clothing. This fabric offers optimal protection against rain, wind and other adverse conditions, and also provides a high degree of wearer comfort and excellent moisture-regulating characteristics.

TenCate Tecasafe® Plus fabrics and knits were developed on the basis of a patented composition of fibres. As a result, this protective solution offers improved moisture-regulating characteristics, which are better than alternative, synthetic aramid solutions. Moreover, the woven fabrics and knits dry faster than cotton alternatives with a flame-retardant finish. TenCate thus offers inherently flame-resistant solutions with unparalleled protection and comfort to workers in the oil and gas industry, the petrochemical industry and public utilities.

Optimal protection and use
TenCate expects the demand for protective and comfortable clothing in industry to continue to increase. This is due to changing legislation and regulations in respect of personnel safety at the workplace, and to the fact that comfortable industrial clothing in daily practice is more wearable. American and European tests have shown that TenCate Tecasafe® Plus fabrics and knits offer greater protection and more comfort. Their flame-resistant characteristics offer maximum protection against the dangers of industrial heat and flames. At the same time tests also show that these inherently flame-resistant characteristics will neither wash out nor wear out.

Complete clothing systems
The introduction of the new knits and laminated fabrics has made it possible to put together complete TenCate Tecasafe® Plus clothing systems. The existing TenCate Tecasafe® Plus fabrics are already used in protective industrial clothing, such as work trousers, jackets and overalls. The launch will also enable TenCate to offer protective solutions for company polo shirts, T-shirts and outdoor jackets.

TenCate Protective Fabrics EMEA
Nijverdal, the Netherlands, Friday 25 October 2013

Download: Press release TenCate Protective Fabrics regarding A+A introduction new protective knits and laminates
TenCate Protective Fabrics - Industrial Safety