TenCate Receives New Australian Order For TenCate Defender™ M

UNION CITY, Ga. — November 10, 2011 — TenCate Protective Fabrics, the world’s leading supplier of
flame resistant (FR) fabrics, has received a new order for TenCate Defender™ M from Crye Precision™
to support 10,000 additional uniforms for use in a continued user evaluation for Combat Uniforms of
the Australian Defence Forces. TenCate delivered TenCate Defender™ M FR fabric for an extensive
user trial by the Australian Defence Force in May of 2011. The uniforms submitted were manufactured
by Crye Precision™ in Brooklyn (New York, USA) and were printed with the Multi-Cam® pattern. Select
members of the Australian Defence Force serving “outside the wire” were issued the uniforms for

The new order for Australian Defence Force Combat Uniforms will be fulfilled with TenCate
Defender™ M 6.5 ounce fabric for use under the harsh conditions of the combat theatre. TenCate
Defender™ M in 6.5 ounce weight was also recently chosen out of over fifty submissions, by the US
Army as the only material to be used in its Flame Resistant Army Combat Uniform (FR ACU) program.

Supply chain leadership

TenCate and its supply chain partners will fully manufacture the fabric that will be used to
produce the new uniforms. Crye Precision™ will produce nearly 10,000 uniforms for the Australian
order made entirely from TenCate Defender™ M fabric. The combination of the technical textiles
expertise of TenCate and the innovative apparel design of Crye Precision™ ensures that the
Australian forces will have the very best in protection, durability and comfort.

Proven performance

Since 2007, TenCate Defender™ M fabrics have repeatedly been chosen by the US Army and US
Marine Corps for ground troops in the FR ACU and Marine Corp’s Flame Resistant Organizational Gear
(FROG) programs. TenCate Defender™ M fabrics are made from a unique fiber blend that includes
Lenzing FR® Rayon. As the leader in inherently flame resistant materials, TenCate Protective
Fabrics also provides fabrics used in other American programs such as Inclement Weather Combat
Shirts (IWCS), Army Aircrew Combat Uniforms (A2CU), Improved Combat Vehicle Coveralls (ICVC), Navy
Shipboard Jackets, Army Flash Hoods and several others.

Posted on November 14, 2011

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