Seven Out of 10 Firefighters Wear TenCate Protective Fabrics

firefighter-silhouetteTenCate Protective Fabrics was the very first manufacturer of FR fabrics to supply a fire department with aramid fabrics. That was in 1969 and the garments went to the Cleveland Fire Department in Ohio.

Since then, TenCate Protective Fabrics has been the leader in FR fabrics for the Fire Service industry.

TenCate Protective Fabrics manufactures innovative fabrics for first responders including structural firefighting, technical rescue and wildland firefighting.

TenCate began supplying FR fabrics for the U.S. Forestry Service in 1982 and set the industry standard with outstanding performance and high quality.

Respected and recognized worldwide for our aggressive Research and Development, superior quality and cutting-edge manufacturing processes, TenCate sets the pace as the world’s leading supplier of inherently flame-resistant fabrics for emergency responders.

Seven out of 10 firefighters in the United States wear turnout gear made with TenCate fabrics.

FabricTypeWeightsMarketsColors/Styles
TenCate Advance™Woven (Ripstop)7.2 osy (245 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Outer Shell and Wildlands)Khaki, Yellow, Gold, Navy, Spruce and Black
TenCate Ara-Shield™Woven (Twill)16.0 osy (545 gsm)Fire Service (Structural)Black, Gray and Gold
TenCate Aralite®Woven (Twill) and Non-Woven (Needle-Punch)8.0 osy (275 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Thermal Barrier)Chambray Blue and Steel Gray
TenCate BrigadeWoven 7.5 osy (255 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Outer Shell, Wildlands and Stationwear) and Military & SecurityBlack, Spruce Green, Navy Blue, Orange and Yellow
TenCate Caldura® SL2iWoven (Twill) and Non-Woven (Spun-Lace)7.8 osy (265 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Thermal Barrier)Gold
TenCate Defender® M SL2i Thermal BarrierWoven (Twill) and Non-Woven (Spun-Lace)7.8 osy (265 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Thermal Barrier)Graphite, Brass and Camouflage Green
TenCate Expedition™Woven (Twill) and Non-Woven (Needle Punch)14.2 osy (485 gsm)Fire Service (Stationwear), Industrial Safety and Military & Security
TenCate Gemini™ XTWoven (Modified Plain)7.5 osy (255 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Outer Shell)Natural Gold and Black
TenCate Gemini™ XTLWoven (Modified Plain)6.0 osy (205 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Outer Shell)Natural Gold
TenCate Kombat™ FlexWoven (Twill)6.9 osy (235 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Outer Shell)Natural Gold or High-Resolution Black
TenCate Millenia™ XTWoven (Ripstop)7.5 osy (255 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Outer Shell)Natural Gold
TenCate Millenia™ XTLWoven (Ripstop)6.0 osy (205 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Outer Shell and Technical Rescue)Natural Gold
TenCate Omniweave™ Featuring 100% DuPont™ Nomex®Woven (Plain and Twill)4.5 osy (150 gsm) to 7.5 osy (255 gsm)Industrial Safety and Fire Service (Wildlands and Stationwear)Royal Blue, Orange, Navy Blue, Gray, Light Blue, Black, Yellow and Tan
TenCate Pioneer™ with ENFORCE™ TechnologyWoven (Twill)6.6 osy (225 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Outer Shell and Wildlands)Khaki, Yellow, Light Gold, Spruce Green and Black
TenCate Quantum3D® SL2iWoven (Twill) and Non-Woven (Spun-Lace)7.8 osy (265 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Thermal Barrier)Gold Check
TenCate Quantum4™ iWoven (Twill) and Non-Woven (Spun-Lace Aperture) 7.1 osy (240 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Thermal Barrier)Gold Check
TenCate Style 362™Woven5.8 osy (200 gsm)Fire Service (Wildlands)Yellow and Orange
TenCate Style 469™Woven7.7 osy (260 gsm)Fire Service (Wildlands)Yellow, Orange, Spruce Green and Navy Blue
TenCate Tecasafe® Plus Knit FabricKnit (Swiss Pique)6.7 osy (225 gsm) Industrial Safety and Fire Service (Stationwear)High-Visibility Yellow, Orange, Red, Gray, Light Blue, Royal Blue, Navy Blue and Khaki
TenCate Tecasafe® Plus Woven FabricWoven (Twill)5.8 osy (195 gsm) to 8.5 osy (290 gsm)Industrial Safety, Fire Service (Wildlands and Stationwear) and Military & SecurityHigh-Visibility Yellow, Orange, Red, Gray, Light Blue, Royal Blue, Navy Blue and Khaki
TenCate Ultra™Woven (Ripstop)7.5 osy (255 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Outer Shell)Light Gold, Dark Gold, Black Gold and Yellow