Defense & Tactical

PEACE OF MIND   when lives are on the line

TenCate is #1 Worldwide in Flame Resistant Military Fabric
Thank you for inquiring about military fabrics from TenCate Protective Fabrics, the undisputed leader in inherently flame-resistant military fabric. Through our multi-million-dollar investments in flame resistant fabric technology, TenCate is able to provide the best fabric solution to warfighters worldwide. And that means peace of mind when lives are on the line.

The Next Generation of Flame Protection
TenCate’s lead military fabric is TenCate Defender M which provides the best combination of flame resistance, durability, comfort and value. TenCate Defender™ M was invented in 2006 in response to increased burn threats in theater. After extensive testing and evaluation, TenCate Defender™ M was selected for the Fire Resistant Army Combat Uniform (FR-ACU) and the Marine Corp’s Flame Resistant Organizational Gear (FROG) programs in 2007.

TenCate Defender™ M military uniforms are ones that Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors want to wear, not hate to wear because of superior protection, remarkable comfort and long-term durability. And Defender M is inherently flame resistant, so no amount of laundering in sub-optimal conditions will eliminate its flame protection.

Currently, TenCate Defender™ M is worn by every United States deployed ground troop in theater and provides those soldiers with the best available flame protection.

TenCate is the Undisputed Leader in Flame Resistant Fabrics

TenCate Protective Fabrics is the largest supplier of inherently flame resistant fabric in the world. By combining aggressive research and development, rigorous product testing and state-of-the-art patented manufacturing processes, TenCate stays at the forefront of industry innovation. 

The appearance of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq and Afghanistan necessitated a more protective yet comfortable military uniform fabric that diminished the consequences of explosions and fuel fires. In 2006, TenCate responded to this need by inventing TenCate Defender M, an inherently flame resistant fabric that was quickly recognized as the superior fabric solution for both the Fire Resistant Army Combat Uniform (FR-ACU) and the Marine Corp’s Flame Resistant Organizational Gear (FROG) programs.

TenCate Protective Fabrics also produces Tecasafe Plus, a lower-heat, flame-resistant fabric for alternative, non-combat military uses.

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