Congrès National Sapeurs-Pompiers


Innovative TenCate fabrics help firefighters to stay cooler

At the Congrès National des Sapeurs-Pompiers 2013 in Chambéry - Savoie (FR) on October 10 to 12, TenCate Protective Fabrics will be exhibiting new lines in fabrics and systems for firefighter turnout gear that are more durable, lighter and excel in the reduction of heat stress and help firefighters to stay cooler.

For firefighters, efficient body cooling is extremely important. Improper heat and moisture management can disrupt this process, leading to loss of concentration, fatigue, breathing difficulties and ultimately heat stroke. TenCate Protective Fabrics has addressed these key functionalities. During the upcoming Congrès National des Sapeurs-Pompiers in Chambéry - Savoie, TenCate will demonstrate several new and existing protective solutions, such as the TenCate Gemini XTL™ outer shell based on PBI® fibres, and TenCate Millenia™ turnout gear based on PBO fibres.

Best performing outer shell
TenCate Gemini XTL™ protective fabric is made from PBI® fibres and is the best performing PBI®-based outer shell on the market. Compared with other currently available fabrics made from PBI® fibres, it has the strongest tear and tensile strength and better resistance to abrasion − earning its top score for garment durability.

Patented strongest and lightest turnout gear systems
TenCate Millenia™, which is based on PBO fibres, is also offered in a layered system and is the world’s strongest and lightest system for firefighter turnout gear. Because of its weight and the highly breathable thermal moisture barrier that facilitates efficient sweat evaporation, it helps to prevent heat stress.

Not only are the moisture management and breathability of the TenCate systems extremely good, these systems also offer excellent protection against water, chemical or blood splashes and blood-transmitted diseases. This TenCate thermal moisture barrier (ePTFE / PU-BI membrane) is based on a patented 3D technology that helps to realize improved insulation and reduced heat stress.

TenCate Protective Fabrics EMEA
Nijverdal, the Netherlands, Thursday, 26 September 2013

The innovative protective fabrics of TenCate will be displayed at the TenCate booth 25, hall Beaufortain at the Congrès National des Sapeurs-Pompiers 2013 in Chambéry - Savoie (FR). 

Download: Press release Congrès National des Sapeurs-Pompiers 2013

Congrès National Sapeurs-Pompiers

Where: Chambéry - Savoie When: 10 - 12 October 2013 Stand:Hall Beaufortain - Booth 25

More info:The exhibition of National Federation of firefighters from France. After having celebrated its 130 years of existence in 2012, the national Congress, hosted in Chambéry from 10 to 12 October 2013, will be the opportunity to celebrate the 120th edition of this expected each year as the most important in the life of civil security.