Union City, Ga.-based member of the Netherlands-based Royal TenCate Group – has received orders
from the US military for flame-resistant (FR) camouflage printed fabric, and the company’s newest
FR fabric, Defender™ M. The camouflage fabrics will be used to protect military personnel in
armored vehicles and aircraft against fire hazards, and the Defender M fabrics will be used in
garments to outfit soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Defender M was designed to provide durability, comfort and outstanding burn protection at
lower cost than competitive products. TenCate expects the military market for FR fabrics to
increase substantially because combat soldiers don’t currently wear FR garments.
These orders follow previous multimillion-dollar orders made at the end of last year. The
order for camouflage-printed fabrics is expected to total between $20 and $30 million. TenCate
expects to supply more than $34 million worth of Defender M fabrics over the next 12 months. The
company expects $17 million worth will be delivered to the US military in 2007 alone.
April 3, 2007