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30th August 2011, Almelo

TenCate Tecasafe Plus poised for global expansion

According to TenCate, the global demand for TenCate Tecasafe Plus is increasing because end-users are looking for the most economic protection in combination with outstanding performance, comfort and quality of FR fabrics.

TenCate Protective Fabrics Americas, a leader in inherently flame-resistant (FR) woven and knitted fabrics for protective apparel has intensified its strategic efforts to take the TenCate Tecasafe Plus product portfolio to a world-wide marketplace.

According to TenCate, the global demand for TenCate Tecasafe Plus is increasing because end-users are looking for the most economic protection in combination with outstanding performance, comfort and quality of FR fabrics.

"The TenCate Tecasafe Plus product portfolio has been successful in reaching various markets and continues to break new ground as it achieves new adoptions in programs, also in new geographical markets," the company said in a statement today.

TenCate Tecasafe Plus is the company's second largest product after TenCate Defender M, a well established FR fabric used by US military forces.

Emerging markets for FR fabrics

"Emerging markets are in general receptive for innovations. As a consequence TenCate Tecasafe Plus has been well received in various new markets such as South America, Asia and Australia. To answer the need for superior FR fabrics in Southeast Asia, TenCate Protective Fabrics has built inventories there to ensure that the product will be readily available. TenCate has also added personnel in Asia to ensure a high level of personal customer attention," the company said.

 Australia is also said to have added to the rapid growth of TenCate Tecasafe Plus as the product becomes more popular in the FR industry there.

Increased brand awareness

TenCate says that with millions of yards already sold this year, TenCate Tecasafe Plus has seen increasing market share especially in South America where the TenCate Tecasafe Plus portfolio has proven very popular by offering an alternative to more traditional FR fabrics, and in a wide range of colours and weights.

According to TenCate, TenCate Tecasafe Plus 580, a 5.8 ounce shirting fabric, continues to be successful because of increased comfort and breathability while fulfilling the requirements of electric arc and flash fire standards.

"Under the current market environment end-users especially look for the most economic solution. The combination of materials in TenCate Tecasafe Plus fabrics result in both a multi-risk / high performance approach at a much favourable price compared to more traditional alternatives. Besides in the defence market the TenCate brand is now also well recognized in industrial and institutional markets," a spokesperson for TenCate Protective Fabrics Americas said.

Broad appeal and better options

In an ongoing effort to engineer protective products with high performance and ease of wear, TenCate is introducing TenCate Tecasafe Plus knits. TenCate says the knit fabric will be offered in Jersey knits and Piqué knits to give FR fabrics even greater comfort and a more casual look and feel.

"Serving as base-layer and outer-layer shirting fabric, TenCate Tecasafe Plus knits will provide a system of fabrics that can be used in conjunction to provide maximum arc flash protection. These knit fabrics also provide protection against flash fire hazards and provide a more comfortable choice for professionals in uniform. TenCate Tecasafe Plus knits are on demand designed and differ from competing FR knits in that they can stand up to repeated industrial laundering," the company said.

 

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