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).
The iCVC uniform, featuring the universal camouflage pattern, replaces the current one-piece
flame-retardant CVC uniform. Abrams contains a combination of proprietary-blended fiber
technologies, including DuPont™ Nomex®, to provide protection against flames and other heat-related
hazards, 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.
Milliken’s Abrams 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.
October 14, 2008