4 July 2013
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.
8 August 2012
Workwear brand Carhartt has launched a range of flame-resistant apparel, including a work shirt, pant and coverall.
29 November 2011
Protective fabric specialist TenCate has played down the expected impact on its business of potential cuts in the US defence budget.
19 October 2011
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.
11 October 2011
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.
13 September 2011
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.
6 May 2011
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.
5 April 2011
Protective clothing specialist TenCate Protective Fabrics EMEA has secured an order to help supply fabrics for a new Italian military programme.
11 October 2010
TenCate Protective Fabrics USA has reported a surge in demand for its lead TenCate Defender M product during the fourth quarter.
25 June 2010
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.
13 April 2010
TenCate Protective Fabrics has won a Norwegian defence order to supply its flame-resistant TenCate Defender M fabric to the country’s marines.
1 April 2010
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.
18 February 2010
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.
29 May 2009
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.
8 December 2008
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.
26 September 2008
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.
21 July 2008
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.
17 July 2008
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.
14 July 2008
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.
11 July 2008
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.
3 June 2008
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.
14 February 2008
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.
1 February 2008
Hi-tech fabric producer TenCate is to buy a controlling stake in inkjet technology specialist Xenia Technology Ltd.
22 August 2007
Dutch firm Royal Ten Cate NV has won an order from the US Marine Corps for its flame-resistant Defender M fabric.
18 June 2007
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.
5 June 2007
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.
16 April 2007
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.