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TenCate Protective Fabrics wins the PPE Innovation Award for Tecasafe® Plus Truecolor

By | Home Page, Industrial, News Page

At the exhibition Préventica Lyon (29-31 May) we have received the PPE Innovation Award for our new product range Tecasafe® Plus Truecolor.
Amongst many candidates Tecasafe® Plus Truecolor was chosen by a jury of professional HSE managers from large industrial companies for its very superior comfort and durability features combined with high protection capabilities.

Everlasting looks and lower life cycle cost
Tecasafe® Plus Truecolor proves outstanding after-wash appearance and mechanical strength consistency even after 100 industrial washes. The fabric’s properties are everlasting which results in a lower total cost of ownership. Tecasafe® Plus Truecolor contains Lyocell which provides an excellent moisture management control that keeps wearers cool and dry. At the same time, it provides excellent protection against heat, flash fire, electric arc and chemical splashes.
Garments made from Tecasafe® Plus Truecolor retain their looks and performance even after 100 industrial washes. Deep shades will not fade, protecting your customers’ corporate image and keeping workers proud about their appearance. The fabric’s durability maximises garments’ life cycle, improving customers’ bottom line.

Prinses Máxima Centrum opts for sustainable uniform of Tecawork™ Ecogreen

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The Prinses Máxima Centrum is the first centre for paediatric oncology in the Netherlands with 100% sustainable uniforms. The new clothing line was created thanks to an unequalled collaboration between designer, supplier, producer and laundry. The Prinses Máxima Centrum, located in Utrecht, opened its doors in May 2018.

Not just 100% green fibres, but comfortable too
Tecawork™ Ecogreen is the first 100% sustainable fabric on the market based on an innovative, eco-friendly fibre technology. Traditional cotton has a huge impact on the environment, so TenCate Protective Fabrics has replaced it with Lyocell in this 100% sustainable blend. Lyocell is made of sustainable sourced wood. The polyester component in the fabric is made of recycled PET bottles. To illustrate: a single uniform of size M contains 27 plastic half-litre bottles. This means no new raw materials are required and production uses significantly less energy. “We saw that all available sustainable blends in the market were basically only partially green,” explains Martine Kok, Product Manager Workwear at TenCate, “and we really wanted to provide a truly sustainable alternative. But the blend had to be even more comfortable for wearers, as well as resistant to the industrial washing process.”

Extensively tested
Because hospital clothing is used so intensively, and since hygiene is such a key aspect in a hospital, part of the responsibility for sustainability lies at the laundry. Titus Mulder, CEO of Rentex Floron: “For the purpose of sustainable laundry, we wash at lower than normal temperatures, but hot enough to kill bacteria. We use special disinfectants for this, which also have a lower impact on the environment.”

Effective collaboration
The decision to go for Tecawork™ Ecogreen was made in consultation with producer and collaborative partner of TenCate, De Berkel. Agnes Meinen, Sales Manager at De Berkel, is enthusiastic about the result: “The Prinses Máxima Centrum has far-reaching CSR ambitions, and with Tecawork™ Ecogreen we’re matching them step for step.” The new clothing line was designed by haute couture designer Monique Collignon, based on input from the Prinses Máxima Centrum children’s advisory council. Thanks to the seamless collaboration with all parties, the Prinses Máxima Centrum is now the first paediatric oncology centre in the Netherlands where 100% green uniforms are worn. ‘With corporate social responsibility being such an important focal point for our centre, we are immensely proud of our employees’ sustainable uniforms,’ says Diana Monissen, chairperson of the Board of the Prinses Máxima Centrum.

Nij Smellinghe hospital introduces sustainable work clothing made of Tecawork™ Ecogreen

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We are happy to announce that the Nij Smellinghe hospital has chosen our Tecawork™ Ecogreen fabrics for their new clothing. Located in Drachten, it is the second Netherlands hospital to switch to sustainable garments offering an improved comfort and a lower CO2 footprint. A total of 7.000 garments will be replaced from May onwards in successive phases with clothing made of our sustainable fabrics. Tecawork™ Ecogreen is the first workwear fabric made of 100% sustainable content. Based on an innovative environment-friendly fiber technology consisting of Lyocell, a fiber originated from sustainably grown wood, and recycled polyester obtained from PET bottles. This sustainable clothing will be leased by Rentex Floron, an industrial laundry renowned to be at the forefront when it comes to sustainable initiatives.

Comfortable and greener to wear !
The new clothing isn’t just more environmentally friendly but also more comfortable. The soft yet strong fabric offers a high moisture management feature allowing healthcare professionals to remain dry and fresh all day long. The new uniforms also represent an important step in the hospital’s Corporate Social Responsibility program. TenCate Protective Fabrics is proud to contribute to achieving this important sustainability goal.

New: Tecasafe® Plus Gridstrong and Tecapro® Supersoft

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At the A+A 2017 we have presented the new fabrics Tecasafe® Plus Gridstrong and Tecapro® BG 9035 and BG 9045 Supersoft.

Tecasafe® Plus with Gridstrong technology provides the fabric with an unmatched tear strength to ensure a long-lasting performance in tough environments. The multi-functional Tecapro® Supersoft has an inside fleece that creates a soft and smooth touch to the skin, complemented with improved radiant heat performance.

Tecasafe® Plus Gridstrong (pdf)

Come by and visit us at Milipol in Paris

By | Military, News Page

Defender® M is a patented breakthrough flame-resistant fabric that is helping to protect military personnel in difficult circumstances all over the world. In combination with our wide range of innovative fabrics, we offer the most complete garment solutions for operational military and police uniforms.

You’ll be very welcome
As a global leader in FR fabrics for those working in conflict or danger zones, we are pleased to present our Defender™ M fabrics to you at Milipol in Paris. We look forward to meeting you at our booth in Hall 6, booth E200.

TenCate introduces Tecasafe® Plus Truecolor at A+A

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For everlasting looks, ultimate comfort and performance that last longer 

From 17th to 20th October, TenCate Protective Fabrics will present its new Tecasafe® Plus Truecolor fabrics at the A+A trade fair in Düsseldorf (Germany). Tecasafe® Plus Truecolor proves outstanding after-wash appearance and mechanical strength consistency even after 100 industrial washes. The fabric’s properties are everlasting which results in a lower total cost of ownership. Tecasafe® Plus Truecolor contains bio-cellulosic which provides an excellent moisture management control that keeps wearers cool and dry. At the same time, it provides excellent protection against heat, flash fire, electric arc and chemical splashes.

Tecasafe® Plus Gridstrong and Tecapro® Supersoft

Other fabrics presented at A+A include Tecasafe® Plus Gridstrong and Tecapro® BG 9035 and BG 9045 Supersoft. Tecasafe® Plus with Gridstrong technology provides the fabric with an unmatched tear strength to ensure a long-lasting performance in tough environments. The multi-functional Tecapro® Supersoft has an inside fleece that creates a soft and smooth touch to the skin, complemented with improved radiant heat performance.

Visit us at A+A!

Want to find out more about these exceptional fabrics? Visit us at A+A. You can find us in Hall 3, Stand D54.

TenCate introduces Tecawork™ Ecogreen at A+A

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Comfortable & sustainable workwear fabrics made of 100% green fibres

TenCate Protective Fabrics proudly introduces Tecawork™ Ecogreen, a range of fabrics for workwear that are not only more sustainable, but also take wearer comfort to a higher level – a unique combination. Besides having a fundamentally lower environmental impact, these fabrics have improved characteristics, such as excellent breathability and a soft and supple feel. From 17th to 20th October, TenCate will present these new fabrics at the A+A trade fair in Düsseldorf (Germany).

More sustainable and more comfortable 
TenCate Tecawork™ Ecogreen fabrics are manufactured from 100% bio-cellulosic fibres from FSC wood and 100% mechanically recycled polyester from PET bottles. This significantly reduces the environmental impact compared to fabrics from traditional cotton and virgin polyester. In addition to being more sustainable, TenCate Tecawork™ Ecogreen fabrics have a high bio-cellulosic content, providing an unparalleled softness and supple feel. The fabrics also have excellent moisture-regulating properties. The fabric is strong, has high mechanical properties and comes with excellent colour retention capabilities, ensuring long-lasting looks even after repeated industrial laundering.

Panama and Ripstop

Other workwear fabrics showcased at A+A will be Tecawork™ Panama, a range of tough and robust, yet also light and comfortable fabrics ideal for stylish heavy-duty workwear, and Tecawork™ Ripstop, a highly durable fabric particularly resistant to tearing with a fine and smooth structure that enhances wearer comfort.

Visit us at A+A!

TenCate will present the new Tecawork™ fabrics at the international A+A trade fair in Germany, a leading event for occupational safety, which takes place from 17th to 20th October in Düsseldorf. You can visit us there in Hall 3, Stand D54.

You’ll be very welcome at RETTmobil 2017 in Fulda (Germany)

By | Emergency Response, News Page

TenCate Protective Fabrics will be present on the RETTmobil 2017. This is the European leading exhibition for rescue and mobility. It is being held in Fulda in Germany on Wednesday 10 May until Friday 12 May. We look forward to meeting you at our booth (hall K, stand 1605). Here you can see and feel the latest, innovative products from TenCate that protect against heat and fire and reduce heat stress.

Best tested outershells: strongest & lightest
We will present our different outer shells. For example the TenCate Millenia™: extremely strong fabric that is also very light and comfortable. Combining these best tested outershell(s) with the right moisture barrier and thermal liner, makes it the most advanced layered system(s) for firefighting turnout gear.

TenCate Defender™ M thermal barrier and liner for firefighters
TenCate Defender™ M is a patented breakthrough flame-resistant fabric that helps to protect military personnel in difficult circumstances all over the world. This successful TenCate Defender™ M technology has been used to develop an new innovative thermal liner and barrier for fire fighter turnout gear.

This development is engineered with TenCate Coolderm-Technology® to provide superior moisture management combined with excellent insulation and protection from heat while offering an evaporative cooling effect to keep the underlying skin cooler and drier; it contributes to the reduction of heat stress.

As a global leader in FR-fabrics for firefighters, we are proud to present you these fabrics

Visit TenCate at Enforce Tac 2017 in Nürnberg (Germany)

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TenCate Protective Fabrics will be present as exhibitor on the Enforce Tac 2017. This is an international exhibition & conference for law enforcement, security and tactical solutions. It is being held in Nürnberg in Germany on Wednesday 1 March and Thursday 2 March.

We look forward to meeting you at our booth (hall 10.1, stand 531) where you can see and feel the latest, innovative products from TenCate.

Protective fabrics for uniforms: more comfort, better protection
Law enforcement personnel are often placed in dangerous situations. If they are not arresting a dangerous armed suspect, they may well be confronted with fuel spills, sharp objects, heat, flames, dirt and blood. No surprise then that they are keen to wear clothing that offers optimum protection, feels comfortable and regulates moisture effectively.

TenCate Defender® M is the leading inherently flame-resistant fabric that offers the best combination of characteristics:

  • Best protection against heat and flame
  • Resistance to penetration by liquids
  • Lightweight, breathable and moisture regulating
  • Long wear life and colorfast