Royal Ten Cate
Technical textiles for the apparel industry, ranging from stain resistant clothing for catering staff to all-in-one suits for nuclear, biological and chemical warfare, looks set to be a fruitful area of growth over the next half-decade. Joe Ayling takes a look at a new report on the sector.
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Textile technology company Royal Ten Cate has put its first digital inkjet finishing machine into operation at its TenCate Protective & Outdoor Fabrics site in Nijverdal in the Netherlands.
Workwear brand Carhartt has launched a range of flame-resistant apparel, including a work shirt, pant and coverall.
Protective fabric specialist TenCate has played down the expected impact on its business of potential cuts in the US defence budget.
Protective fabrics supplier TenCate has inked an agreement with Seoul-based Samil Spinning to expand the TenCate Defender M product line in the South Korean military and police market.
Protective fabric specialist TenCate Defense & Tactical has won major orders for three of its TenCate Defender M fabrics which provide flame resistant (FR) performance for ground troop uniforms.
Protective fabrics supplier Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is teaming up with Chinamex, the official trading platform of the Chinese government, to develop the Chinese market for protective fabrics.
Textile company Polymer Group has reached an agreement to sell certain assets of its Difco Performance Fabrics operating unit of its Oriented Polymers Division to TenCate Protective Fabrics Americas.
Protective clothing specialist TenCate Protective Fabrics EMEA has secured an order to help supply fabrics for a new Italian military programme.
TenCate Protective Fabrics USA has reported a surge in demand for its lead TenCate Defender M product during the fourth quarter.
Xennia Technology, a unit of protective fabric maker Royal Ten Cate, has developed a full-scale demonstration model of its new diagonal multi-pass digital inkjet textile printing system.
TenCate Protective Fabrics has won a Norwegian defence order to supply its flame-resistant TenCate Defender M fabric to the country’s marines.
Protective fabric maker TenCate has secured another order for its Defender M fabric, which will be used in 180,000 garments for the US Marine Corp.
Xennia Technology, a unit of protective fabric maker Royal Ten Cate, has developed a new nano-process based on inkjet technology to print and apply finishes and coatings to textile materials.
Protective fabric maker TenCate has secured the largest single order of its Defender M fabric for the US Marine Corp's Flame Resistant Organizational Gear (FROG) program.
Protective fabric maker TenCate today (8 December) said it expects the US military to order $35m worth of its Gen2 fabrics for use in combat uniforms in 2009.
Netherlands based protective fabric maker Royal Ten Cate has set up a joint venture company with Thailand’s Union Textile Industries to supply high performance workwear fabrics to the Asian market.
Protective fabric maker TenCate today (21 July) said it expects the US Military to order Defender M fabrics worth at least $100m over the next 12 months.
Strong demand for its protective fabrics from the US military has helped Royal Ten Cate NV to a 40% hike in first-half net profit before amortisation.
Austrian fibre maker Lenzing is stepping up production of its heat protective rayon fibre so that TenCate can supply larger quantities of its Defender M flame retardant fabric to the US military.
Dutch fabric maker Ten Cate Advanced Textiles is setting up a joint venture in Thailand to produce work wear and safety wear materials for emerging markets.
Specialist textile maker Royal Ten Cate is restructuring its Advanced Textiles division to focus on high-grade textile activities, with the loss of 47 jobs.
A new law signed by the US Congress will safeguard the continued sale of hi-tech supplier TenCate’s Defender M fabric for the US military.
Hi-tech fabric producer TenCate is to buy a controlling stake in inkjet technology specialist Xenia Technology Ltd.
Dutch firm Royal Ten Cate NV has won an order from the US Marine Corps for its flame-resistant Defender M fabric.
Soldiers in the US army have started to wear flame-resistant combat uniforms made from Defender M – a newly-developed and patented flame resistant fabric incorporating Lenzing FR fibres.
The EU textile and clothing sector needs a bigger slice of European funding if it is to improve it global competitiveness, delegates were told last week at a conference in Brussels.
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