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Night Stealth Camo demonstrated at DSEI

Specialist excels in crafting camouflage patterns that seamlessly integrate infrared reflectivity.

31st August 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Adlington, United Kingdom


Pincroft will showcase an extensive range of services and concepts at this year’s Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition, to be held at London’s Excel from September 12-15, including demonstrations of its bespoke Night Stealth Camo solution.

Recognising the primacy of infrared disruption over visual concealment during night missions, Night Stealth Camo is designed to elevate concealment during nocturnal special forces operations.

Although appearing black to the naked eye, the fabric reveals intricately printed camouflage patterns with infrared signatures when viewed through night vision equipment. DSEI attendees will be able to observe the fabric’s seamless shift under infrared demonstrated at the company’s stand.

The versatile technology suits various fabric types, including 100% cotton and cotton blends.


As one of Europe’s largest commission textile dyers, printers and finishers with over 90 years of experience supplying the armed forces and defence companies globally, Adlington, UK-headquartered Pincroft has recently invested in Baldwin Texcoat G4 precision spray technology. This is capable of the precise application of a wide range of finishes to textiles, including permethrin for vector protection, providing a significant advantage in safeguarding defence personnel during mosquito-prone duties.

“The Texcoat G4 offers dual utility,” explains Mike Collins, Pincroft managing director. “The single-sided spray finishing is ideal when the full finish effectiveness is required solely on the face side of the end item, for instance, vector, fluorocarbon and antimicrobial protection. The dual spray finish replicates the traditional padding method, while reducing the use of chemicals and water, offering a more sustainable solution for our customers.”

In addition, equipped with state-of-the-art rotary printing facilities, Pincroft specialises in crafting camouflage patterns that seamlessly integrate infrared reflectivity (IRR), upholding colour, shade and performance integrity. With an extensive collection of over 50 designs and the capacity to craft custom camouflage patterns, Pincroft offers all-encompassing solutions to camouflage needs. A proficient in-house team of colourists excels in meeting intricate IRR specifications and formulating tailor-made wavelength designs spanning from 600nm to 1,200nm. Supported by advanced testing facilities and decades of colourist expertise, Pincroft accurately manipulates reflectance values to meet stringent standards, ensuring unwavering quality consistency.

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