TenCate Defender™ M expands product portfolio
TenCate Defender™ M strikes an optimum balance between protection, garment life, comfort and cost. Since its introduction in 2007 the material has saved a great many lives. TenCate Defender™ M is regarded as the new standard for the heat and flame-retardant uniforms for military personnel and police. With its solutions-oriented system approach TenCate is responding to trends such as lower weight and the demand for system solutions.
In the context of product differentiation, TenCate Protective Fabrics is now also engaged in expanding to knit fabrics, coated materials and laminates (fabrics with an extra layer to provide for example water resistance). This is in line with the system solutions approach. TenCate Protective Fabrics and TenCate Advanced Armour collaborate in the field of personal protection by offering system solutions, such as heat and flame-retardant ballistic vests with soft and hard inserts.
TenCate Defender™ M is being subjected to wearer trials in over ten countries (picture: Ruud Mol / Koninklijke Marine) Meeting the needs of end-users will lead to expansion and strengthening of the TenCate Defender™ M platform.