TenCate is the global leader in the design and production of protective fabrics for the emergency response, industrial, and military markets. We offer a comprehensive range of products that exceeds all others in quality, comfort, and FR performance. TenCate sets the industry pace by creating first-to-market, breakthrough solutions based on unmatched scientific expertise.

Our History

TenCate leads the world of technical textiles every day. TenCate Protective Fabrics has been on the cutting edge of textile innovation for nine decades.

From the very beginning, our competitive superiority in facilities, resources, energy and breakthrough engineering has produced a track record of landmark advances in proven technology. Over the years, TenCate has been the driving force for change and innovation in industries filled with professionals who demand the highest standards for safety and protection.

TenCate Protective Fabrics supplied the first aramid fabrics for use in the petrochemical industry. TenCate has long been, and remains, a trusted leader in the production of FR fabrics for industrial applications.

As a business group of Royal Ten Cate — headquartered in The Netherlands — TenCate Protective Fabrics USA can tap a well of textile technological knowledge that reaches back more than 300 years. That expertise remains virtually unmatched in a worldwide market.

TenCate Protective Fabrics holds numerous patents and has a long history of cutting-edge achievement as a fully vertical fabric manufacturer with product lines developed, engineered and made in America.

TenCate Protective Fabrics USA has four manufacturing facilities in Georgia and employs more than 500 American associates.

Manufacturing processes include weaving, yarn formation, non-woven fabrics and dyeing and finishing. Through state-of-the-art technology and innovative and proprietary techniques, TenCate has the ability to ensure consistent quality and, through a large and extensive network of supply chain partnerships and mutual agreements, can also assure product availability and shorter lead times for deliveries.

TenCate Protective Fabrics is proud to manufacture materials made in America and to ensure that jobs are kept at home.

Laboratories & Testing

The U.S. Corporate Office is home to a fully equipped, state-of-the-art laboratory that is ISO certified and is also a Certified Participant in the UL Client Test Data Program.

Featuring a complete compliment of cutting-edge apparatus, the lab is fully capable of conducting major testing on flame-resistant textiles to ensure compliance with rigorous NFPA and other international standards.

The wide range of equipment allows the lab to test according to most major ASTM and AATCC test methods. Manned by experienced personnel, the TenCate laboratory can provide the most exacting analyses and evaluations of FR fabrics available.

Additionally, each of our four U.S. manufacturing facilities contains laboratories. Through each stage of the fabric-making process, TenCate lab professionals test to verify that our quality standards never waiver.