TenCate Defender™ M fabrics provide the best available protection against thirddegree body burns, which are injuries that require skin transplants. Moreover, their protective properties are inherent, i.e., ‘built in’. This means they do not wash or wear out. In an instrumented mannequin test*, a mannequin was exposed to 800˚C flames for four seconds of flashover. This test clearly showed that with TenCate Defender™ M fabrics, soldiers can count on optimum FR protection from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), blasts and fuel.
*Mannequin was wearing a jacket and trousers made from the TenCate Defender™ M – DM 9190 fabric and flameresistant underwear; burn injury prediction (ISO 13506:2008).