CANADA: DuPont's CoolMax Wins Military Contract
The Canadian Department of National Defence's "Clothe the Soldier" project will use DuPont's CoolMax brand of moisture-management fabric for new temperate underwear. Each of the military's 50,000 Canadian ground troops, as well as regular and reserve personnel, will be issued five pairs of the unisex underwear. Last year, the project selected CoolMax for their Light Weight Thermal Underwear (LWTU) system. Both the LWTU and the new unisex Temperate Underwear are compatible with the Canadian Improved Environmental Clothing System (IECS), a three-tiered layered clothing system designed to protect soldiers and enhance comfort in temperatures from -57 to 10°C. Canadian manufacturer Stanfields, which is also responsible for the production of the LWTU, won the contract to produce and provide the CoolMax underwear, and will use spun yarn supplied by Cavalier Textiles of Quebec. Stanfields has already begun production of 381,618 pairs of the Canadian green unisex underwear; delivery of the garments to all land force, regular, and reserve military personnel began in June and should be completed by the end of 2001. In related news, the U.S. Military, including the Army, Navy, and Marines, recently renewed a multi-year agreement specifying that official dress socks and boot liners are to be made of DuPont CoolMax.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-style gives you the widest apparel and textile market coverage.
Paid just-style members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 16 years of archives.
I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Leonie Barrie, editor of just-style
- Fashion fit for the future – strategies for speed
- Digitisation to drive new apparel-making models
- Will new Vietnam wage hinder competitiveness?
- Under Armour Lighthouse will disrupt production
- How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game
- Gap to shutter all UK Banana Republic stores
- M&S "unappealing" clothing a barrier to growth
- Reebok Liquid Factory reinvents shoe production
- Child refugees found in Turkey apparel factories
- Bangladesh tops China as lead cotton importer
- Africa-Med strategic sourcing review – comparing East Africa, North Africa and Turkey
- REPORT BUNDLE: Africa-Med, Southeast Asia and Central America strategic sourcing pack
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar
- Apparel (GLOBAL) - Industry Report
- Global Sports and Fitness Wear Market 2016-2020