Leading the Industry

TenCate is the global leader in the design and production of protective fabrics for the emergency response, industrial, and military markets. We offer a comprehensive range of products that exceeds all others in quality, comfort, and FR performance. TenCate sets the industry pace by creating first-to-market, breakthrough solutions based on unmatched scientific expertise.

Fire service FR fabrics are the backbone of commercial sales for TenCate. Seventy percent of all firefighters in U.S. wear TenCate outer shells. TenCate works hard to make sure that firefighters are well protected in the harsh conditions they must face.

In the industrial market, new fabrics like TenCate Tecasafe Plus have made huge headway in challenging the stagnation and complacency of an industry still relying on old textile technology for protection. By opening the door to new ideas and fresh approaches, TenCate showed the market that there is still more than one way to skin a cat.

For the military market, expansion is survival. TenCate Defender M hit the textile world like a bombshell and taught the armed forces a valuable lesson about FR fabrics. Now, Defender M is finding new markets and new areas of the world that will benefit from its use as well. By using this as a base and adding the other traditional and non-traditional fabric solutions that TenCate offers, the world will see just how far FR protection has come and how far it can go.