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Defender® M fabrics

Designed To Adapt

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.

Inherent FR fabrics

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)

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