Designed To Adapt
TenCate Defender® M was developed to serve as the ideal component to the TenCate family of highly effective, protective fabrics for the military. Combining flameresistance, durability and breathability, Defender® M sets the standard for military fabrics today. As an everyday performance fabric, Defender® M is lightweight, breathable and uses COOLDERM™ technology to wick moisture and perspiration away from the skin, minimizing discomfort in high-heat environments. Inherently FR, this proprietary blend, including Lenzing® FR fiber, was created to give troops an extra margin of protection.
Once the heat source is removed, Defender® M extinguishes itself quickly. No matter how many times the uniform is laundered or how long it is worn, the patented FR qualities of TenCate Defender® M will not wash away or wear out. Responding to the unique needs of the military, TenCate’s new research and development around the revolutionary Defender® M fabric includes the integration of an innovative, anti-static fabric designed specifically for military and air crews called TenCate StaticSHEILD™. TenCate also manufactures Defender® M laminates for use in Inclement Weather Combat Shirts (IWCS) for the U.S Marine Corps.
|Product name||Composition||Weight (+- 5%)||PPE requirements|
|Defender® M 6.5 Ripstop||Woven||6.5 osy (220 gsm)|
|Defender® M 6.8 Twill||Woven||6.8 osy (231 gsm)|
|Defender® M 5.5 Mesh||Mesh Knit||5.5 osy (186 gsm)|
|Defender® M 6.5 Jersey||Jersey Knit||6.5 osy (220 gsm)|
|Defender® M 7.2 Stretch Jersey||Stretch Knit||7.2 osy (244 gsm)|
|Defender® M Superfabric|
|Defender® M 6.2 Stretch Twill||Woven||6.2 osy (203 gsm)|