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TenCate bags order for Twente safety firefighter uniforms
Netherlands based TenCate Protective Fabrics said it has received an order for the supply of advanced protective fabrics for firefighters uniforms for fire brigades in the Twente safety region, Netherlands.
These uniforms totaling to 1,028, each of which, as an integrated system, is composed of multiple protective fabrics will be supplied by a partner of TenCate, The LHD Group in Germany.
According to TenCate, the Twente safety region in the first instance assessed five competitive tenders on technical aspects.
Subsequently, extensive wearing trials were conducted, in which the uniform from the German LHD Group, based on TenCate Millenia fabric, was judged to be the best by the wearers.
“Thus the Twente safety region will now swell the ranks of the various international fire brigades that have opted for comfortable firefighting clothing based on advanced protective materials from TenCate,” it says.
TenCate informs that the advanced TenCate Millenia fabric is the strongest and lightest fabric available worldwide to give the desired level of protection.
“This is partly due to the use and the finishing of an extremely strong fibre, which, for comparative purposes, is ten times stronger than steel wire,” it adds.
“Even after exposure to intense heat and flames, TenCate Millenia fabric remains strong and supple, unlike traditional fabrics for classic firefighters’ uniforms,” the protective fabric producer explains.
The thermal liner of the firefighters’ uniforms, based on TenCate CQ703, provides excellent moisture regulation and remains smooth and flexible and gives perfect freedom of movement.
TenCate also supplies the materials for the reinforced knee and elbow patches. (AR)