Unbeatable protection against flash-over
The TenCate Defender™ M – 210 g/m² fabric is tested at 4 seconds in a sea of flames at a temperature of 800˚C and shows by far, the best results of all available inherently FR fabrics in its weight class. Optimum protection against third-degree burns after a flashover is essential. Such wounds do not heal of their own accord, making a skin transplant unavoidable. Please look at one of our comparisons below. Compared to aramid fabrics (inherently heat- and flame-resistant), TenCate Defender™ M provides best protection against third-degree burns.
Exposure to flames also results in shrinkage. Clothing shrinks and tightens on the skin, losing its insulating effect and increasing the risk of burns. In a flashover, TenCate Defender™ M shows virtually no shrinkage and therefore provides greater protection.
|Instrumented mannequin test
||Flashover exposure [83.4 kW/m²; 4 seconds exposure; 60 seconds evaluation time]
ISO 13506: 2008
|TenCate Defender™ M, 210 g/m²
||Aramid fabric, 215 g/m²
|Burn degree (2nd + 3rd)
|Jacket length shrinkage
|Trousers length shrinkage