Dear Sir or Madam,

TenCate Protective Fabrics develops and produces innovative fabrics for fire fighter turnout gear. Protecting people. TenCate is market leader and supplies an extensive range of high-tech fabrics to garment manufacturers across the globe. Partners include LHD group, FlamePro and Bristol Uniforms.

TenCate Protective Fabrics personally invites you to our study day:
Important functions of high-tech fabrics in fire fighter turnout gear.
  • Date: 21 November 2013
  • Time: 11.00 to 16.00 hours
  • Location: hotel Novotel Birmingham Airport Birmingham
During this study day, you will receive information on the properties and functions of high-tech fabrics for firefighting garments, specially geared to a number of themes:

Heat exhaustion & safety

A firefighter's body temperature can rise through physical exertion and exposure to heat and fire. The materials in fire fighter turnout gear must provide optimum protection against ambient heat, but also transfer body heat to the surroundings and yet stay comfortable. What should you demand of your protective fabrics to reduce heat exhaustion and limit recovery times till redeployment? Furthermore, during the study day, you will learn about the ongoing changes in the European Norm (EN 469) relating to this subject.

Cleaning & maintenance

It is important to carefully clean and properly maintain fire fighter turnout gear, so that the protective properties of the fabrics are retained and the lifespan extended. Why is proper cleaning important for the health of firefighters? Which tips and recommendations are relevant for optimum maintenance? You will learn more about these subjects during the study day.

This meeting also provides firefighters the opportunity to share with each other their expertise on, and experience with, firefighting clothing.

Would you like to participate in this study day? Then please register by sending an email to Alternatively register at The day itself is free of charge. After registering, you will receive confirmation as well as the full programme.

We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday 21 November!

With kind regards,
Jos Bosman
Director TenCate Protective Fabrics

Karin Klein Hesselink
End use market manager

TenCate Protective Fabrics is global market leader in the development and manufacturing of protective materials for firefighting clothing and other garments. Firefighters from New York to Amsterdam and Shropshire to Montreal wear protective clothing made using TenCate materials.

TenCate works intensively together with fibre producers, chemical suppliers, clothing factories, governments and end users to develop innovative, protective solutions. We consider it extremely important to share our expertise and experience. And that's why we are inviting you to this study day. We look forward not only to your presence, but also to your reaction.

TenCate Protective Fabrics · P.O. Box 186 · Nijverdal, Overijssel 7440 AD · The Netherlands