Spartanburg-based textile and chemical manufacturer Milliken & Company’s Abrams™
flame-resistant (FR) fabric has been selected as the only approved fabric for the US Army’s
improved Combat Vehicle Coverall (iCVC), which replaces the current one-piece FR CVC uniform.
Abrams contains a combination of proprietary-blended fiber technologies, including DuPont™
Nomex®, to provide FR and other heat-related protection, as well as abrasion and tear resistance
and moisture-wicking capabilities. According to Milliken, the new uniform’s design offers improved
fit, function, and comfort.
The fabric also is approved for use in other combat uniforms. Milliken is a materials
subcontractor for all US military branches as well as the US Coast Guard, US Post Office and the
Department of Homeland Security.