Summer 2014

TenCate Protective Fabrics USA receives Innovation Award 2014

The Textile World 2014 Innovation Award has been presented to TenCate Protective Fabrics North America. Textile World, a pre-eminent trade magazine for the North American textile industry, believes that the company has a longstanding commitment to innovation in the textile industry and to the development of fabrics that are truly lifesaving.

‘TenCate Protective Fabrics is a very innovative company’, according to James Borneman of Textile World. ‘It is one with a rich history and has a deep commitment to protecting those who often protect us. TenCate Protective Fabrics has developed high performance fabric solutions that are used to make a variety of protective clothing used by the military, firefighters and emergency response personnel.’
For almost ninety years TenCate has been at the cutting edge of textile engineering. Innovation is a word that echoes loudly at TenCate and the company is driven by striving to meet challenges in the market with novel and scientific solutions. TenCate constantly pushes the boundaries of textile engineering and has set the industry standard by bringing first-to-market technologies to the forefront of FR safety and PPE.

Brand and Image
Being recognized by Textile World on such a large scale can only improve the TenCate brand and how TenCate is viewed in the industry. The reputation that TenCate enjoys as the leader in the FR fabric industry is well-deserved and the more the TenCate name is placed in front of the market and the industry, the greater the chance there is for growth in all market segments. Brand recognition is an important element driving sales and the more known TenCate can become, the more the numbers will reflect it. There could also be a “spill-over” effect that would mean more attention and recognition for other TenCate divisions as well.

‘The best protective fabrics’
 Mike Stanhope, Global Vice President of Innovation and Quality Assurance at TenCate Protective Fabrics, had this to say, “It’s gratifying to be recognized for providing the best protective fabrics for men and women who may be exposed to dangerous thermal conditions. To know that people trust TenCate to deliver the finest products for protection means that we’re doing our job well. If we can help save just one life or make just one injury less severe, then we’re doing what we need to. We would also like to sincerely thank Textile World for giving us this opportunity.” 

The award will be presented during the Textile World Innovation Forum in Atlanta (Georgia) in mid-September.
Blue fabric (Tecawork Blue 65287)