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Outer shells

Protection and comfort

Protection and comfort

The outer shell is the firefighter’s very first line of defense. It might seem like a no-brainer, but the fire suit wouldn’t be a fire suit without the guarantee of protecting its wearer from heat and flames in structural fire incidents.

The outer shell may be the hardest-working layer of the fire suit, but it doesn’t need to be heavy and cumbersome. Thanks to the latest technology, it’s possible to choose a lightweight and colourfast fabric that reduces heat stress and discomfort, while still providing excellent thermal protection.

At TenCate Protective Fabrics, we use innovative fibres to provide superior thermal protection. Our innovative outer-shell fabrics provide a tough, durable and above all safe first line of defense against heat, flame and abrasion.

Outer shells

Product name Composition Weight (±5%) PPE requirements
Gemini XTL™ - GE 9205 Para-aramid/PBI®/Static-Control™ 205 g/m² B F S
Advance® - AV 9200 Para-aramid/meta-aramid/Static-Control™ 200 g/m2 B S
Nomex® Advance® Truecolor® - AV 9400 Nomex®/Kevlar®/Anti-Static 200 g/m² B S
Millenia™ - MI 9180 Para-aramid/PBO/Static-Control™ 180 g/m² B F S
Millenia™ - MI 9200 Aramid/PBO/Static-Control™ 195 g/m2 B S

Ready to protect your brigade with the latest flame resistant technology?

Find out which protective fabric perfectly matches your protective requirements and comfort preferences! Our Fire Service experts can help you make a confident decision.