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TenCate Advanced Armor USA Completes AS9100 Certification to Target US Aerospace Armor Contracts

Friday, November 10th, 2017

TenCate Advanced Armor is pleased to announce the achievement of the designated aerospace AS9100 certification for its manufacturing and program office facilities in Hebron, Ohio. This certification strengthens TenCate Advanced Armor’s competitive position and standardizes quality, reliability and safety processes across its aerospace and defense programs.

With the award of the AS9100 certification, TenCate Advanced Armor has positioned itself as one of the only vertically integrated manufacturers of armor and force protection equipment in the United States operating under this stringent standard. Attaining the AS9100 certification is a major strategic achievement for TenCate Advanced Armor and has entailed increased attention to continuous improvement, operational control, supplier performance as well as quality management, processes, and procedures. The achievement marks another milestone in TenCate Advanced Armor’s enterprise to build a survivability manufacturing center-of-excellence at its facilities in Hebron, Ohio.

“Moving to the AS9100 quality standard made sense based on who TenCate Advanced Armor’s customers are,” said Todd Dunnagan, Vice President – Sales and Business Development at TenCate Advanced Armor. “Many of our customers supply the aviation industry and the DoD. Adopting the same quality management system that our customers use will provide both transparency and confidence that they are receiving the highest quality lifesaving equipment available. AS9100 will provide us the necessary metrics to not only measure our performance as a supplier, but it will also allow a streamlined means of continuous improvement to all of our employees, resulting in the best product for our customer today and in the future.”

The AS9100 certification reflects TenCate Advanced Armor’s commitment to meeting and exceeding the increasingly stringent industry requirements for aerospace related products. The AS9100 certification expands upon TenCate Advanced Armor’s existing ISO 9000:2008 Quality Management System, adding 80 additional requirements and 18 amplifications of existing requirements.

AS9100 was developed in accordance with NASA, the DoD, and the FAA, and is managed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). This standard is strongly supported and adhered to by major aerospace OEMs and is being required by vendors within the supply chain on an increasing basis.

TenCate Advanced Armor USA provides survivability systems to private entities and for large multi-year government programs, uniquely designed for land systems, watercraft, and aerospace platforms. Capabilities also include state-of-the-art protection solutions as a tier one provider of personal protection products (P3) for police departments, federal agencies, and government programs. TenCate Advanced Armor is an OEM-independent entity that can partner with government and industry to analyze, advise, design, integrate, develop, manufacture, and manage survivability programs across life cycles.

www.tencateadvancedarmor.com

TenCate Advanced Armor Updates the TenCate Cratus Portfolio of Body Armor Plates to Meet Future Requirements

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

TenCate Advanced Armor introduces the TenCate CratusTM hard body armor portfolio in a new lineup, which holds a more diverse range of certifications, to match future military, law enforcement, and Federal Agency requirements. The TenCate CratusTM portfolio includes a plate which meets the Blunt Gap Resistance Protocol specified in the Neutrally Buoyant Ballistic Plate (NBBP) NQ/PD 17-01, and the Maritime Buoyant Plate (MBP) NQ/PD 16-04 purchase descriptions. With these changes, TenCate Advanced Armor USA is a leader in the market by its products which meet the strict NBBP and MBP requirements.
The new TenCate CratusTM line provides end users with a portfolio of plates to meet or exceed current and future requirements in terms of protection level, weight, thickness, multi-hit capability, and buoyancy. To make this possible, the new TenCate CratusTM product line offers several innovative improvements to the design as well as the manufacturing process that will allow the plates to meet or exceed increasingly strict requirements.

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This initiative to update the TenCate CratusTM line comes as a key initiative to increase TenCate Advanced Armor’s market presence in the Law Enforcement and Federal Agency markets. The capability to meet the NBBP and MBP requirements for body armor has required extensive innovative engineering, which TenCate Advanced Armor USA will employ to further optimize Personal Protective Products (P3) solutions, benefitting law enforcement officers and officials nation-wide. Several additional changes and extensions to the plates in the current line are planned to be added in the short term. Furthermore, the manufacturing facility, located in Hebron, Ohio, has increased capacity and modernized capability to manufacture plates.

TenCate Advanced Armor USA is a major provider of personal protection solutions for police departments, federal agencies, and large multi-year government programs. With years of experience in body armor development and manufacturing, TenCate Advanced Armor USA provides a diverse portfolio of stand-alone (SA) and in-conjunction (IC) plates with special capabilities to meet the needs of those in harm’s way.

www.tencateadvancedarmor.com

Visit TenCate at SOFIC and Get a Free Tshirt

Monday, May 15th, 2017

TenCate Protective Fabrics is a completely vertical manufacturer of inherently flame resistant (FR) textiles that are made in the USA. TenCate FR fabric is the first choice of the U.S. Army. Our full line of inherently flame-resistant protective fabrics, provides the best overall solutions for fire hazards encountered by the military. Our fabrics are certified to meet or exceed the rigorous standards of government specifications for protection, comfort and durability.

Visit TenCate Protective Fabrics at SOFIC 2017. Come by booth #1320 in uniform to see the future of FR fabrics and pick up your free, high-performance TechT4™ Base Layer tee shirt.

TenCate Blowing Out Over 1 Million Yards Of Fabric

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Considering so many readers are small business owners or DIYers, I thought this would be a great share. TenCate Protective Fabrics is having an inventory clearance sale. They have over a million yards of fabric that they need to get rid of at significant discounts.

They have woven flame resistant fabrics in different weights and styles (ripstop, plain weave, twill). Different prints and colors (UCP – yes, they still have that), old-school woodland, black, khaki, etc.. They also have flame resistant knits in various shades, weights and styles (mesh, jersey, pique, interlock, etc.). Many of the fabrics were made for military use, but they also have fabric used in the oil and gas, electrical safety and fire safety markets. For pricing and additional information, please contact John Blackmon.

TenCate Advanced Armour New CXP Shield: New World’s Lightest Portable NIJ Level IV Shield

Friday, March 24th, 2017

TenCate Advanced Armour will reveal a new generation of ultra-lightweight portable anti-ballistic shields at this year’s SOFINS in France. The TenCate CXP shields, offering full NIJ 0108.01 level IV protection, are now more than 40% lighter than existing alternatives.

Military equipment has drastically changed over the last decade. Technologies such as C3I, weapon optics and body armour have improved the tactical awareness and effectiveness of the modern soldier. One of the drawbacks is the increasing operational load soldiers must carry and it is not unusual for Special Forces operators to carry 50 to 60kg per mission. Soldiers have never been better equipped, but also never been so overloaded and this has a direct influence on their mobility and capability to fight.

TenCate Advanced Armour is aware of this issue and devotes a maximum attention to the design and engineering of more protective, lighter, personal protection products. TenCate Advanced Armour is now presenting the latest development of its CXP series: the new Targa-Light CXP-802 TL.

The TenCate Targa-light™ CXP-802 TL shield offers full NIJ 0108.01 Level IV protection. Compared to existing products in the market, TenCate Advanced Armour have saved up to 40% in weight for the same protection surface, making the CXP-802 TL the lightest full Level IV shield in the world. At only 13.5 kg, the TenCate Targa-light™ CXP-802 TL is a milestone for TenCate Advanced Armour in its mission to provide the lightest functional personal protection equipment and increase individual soldier survivability. The true value of ultra-lightweight shields can be expressed in terms of increased operational capability and durability.

The new ultra-light shields will be able to accommodate a wealth of auxiliary equipment, including LED lights, day/night/IR cameras and leg protection.

The CXP-802 TL shield will be revealed at the SOFINS exhibition, held in Camp de Souge, Bordeaux (France) from 28-30 March. TenCate Advanced Armour is located on stand C38 and the shield will be available at the stand, along with a selection of personal protection and body armour solutions from TenCate Advanced Armour’s wide portfolio.

TenCate Advanced Armour is the global strategic partner in lightweight survivability systems and works with OEMs and end-users to provide the lightest survivability solutions available. TenCate Advanced Armour has wide experience in developing survivability solutions in accordance with customer requirements in terms of weight, protection level, and performance for air, sea, land and personal protection.

www.tencate.com

SKD Tactical – SKD Armor 10 x 12 Level IV Stand Alone Plate

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

SKD Armor

SKD Tactical has released their new SKD Armor 10 x 12 Level IV Stand Alone Plate. Designed through a partnership with TenCate Advanced Armor USA and sold exclusively through SKD Tactical, these plates weight in at 6.75 lbs.

Features:

  • Level IV rated plate protection in a sub-7lb package
  • Ceramic and composite materials construction
  • Unique Grey ballistic nylon covering
  • 5-year warranty against all defects
  • Passes all NIJ 0101.04 Type IV testing protocol
  • www.skdtac.com/SKD-Armor-10-x-12-Level-IV-Stand-Alone-Plate-p

    Arc’teryx LEAF Announces Assault FR Uniforms

    Friday, June 5th, 2015

    When Arc’teryx Launched their 2015 LEAF line during SHOT Show they held something back. For years, customers have been asking Arc’teryx for FR Versions of their combat clothing. They listened and the results are variants of the new Enhanced Combat Uniform Assault Pant and Shirt in FR Defender-M fabric from TenCate.


    FIRE PROTECTION IN ACTION WITH NEW ASSAULT FR ECU

      

    Full-Featured Flame Resistant Combat Uniform Offers Comfortable Lightweight Protection

    Vancouver BC (June 2015) – For when mission critical doesn’t always include comfort, ARC’TERYX LEAF presents its new Assault Shirt FR and Assault Pant FR – specifically designed to deliver the ultimate in fire protection, durability and lightweight comfort for a range of military and law enforcement activities.

    Applying its technical expertise to create functional designs that are the hardest wearing in the field, ARC’TERYX LEAF delivers its most protective and purposeful combat uniform to date with these two new designs that emphasize movement and function, while also focusing on safety with TenCate Defender M with Coolderm™ Technology. Lightweight and breathable, TenCate Defender M with Coolderm™ Technology wicks moisture and perspiration away from the skin, minimizing discomfort in high-heat environments. Created to give troops an extra margin of protection, this everyday textile also utilizes Lenzing FR® fiber, a cellulosic fiber that helps to provide additional heat and flame resistance for improved protection.

    Technical, fully featured, and suitable for a variety of combat applications, the Assault Shirt FR is an all-round combat shirt that is designed to fit while wearing body armor or a chest rig. As part of a layering system, the shirt is patterned to allow room for a full range of unrestricted motion and move easily over a next-to-skin layer without binding. Constructed with flame resistant and no melt/no drip textiles, the Assault Shirt FR includes air permeable underarm mesh for breathability and the clean efficient design and meticulous craftsmanship ensure long-term performance.

    Designed to work in conjunction with the Assault Shirt FR, the Assault Pant FR is a fully featured flame resistant technical pant appropriate for assault assignments. The reinforced seat, knees and gusseted crotch of the Assault Pant FR provides significant durability and allow enhanced user mobility. The spacious fit allows for seasonal layering, while articulation in the knees and seat allows a full range of unrestricted motion. Integrated pockets in the knees fit removable soft kneepads and/or LEAF Knee Caps. Six pockets are thoughtfully placed for operational function and are equipment compatible.

    Emphasizing fire protection, enhanced movement and specific function, the new Assault FR combat uniform delivers unmatched capabilities.

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    TenCate Advanced Armor – Plate Up, America! Initiative

    Sunday, May 31st, 2015

    Plate Up, America

    The Dalton Agency, on behalf of TenCate Advanced Armor, has started up the Plate Up, America! initiative. Plate Up, America! is an effort to raise awareness for the use of hard body-armor with Law Enforcement. The initiative targets LEOs and their families, with the goal of having them add their voices to the effort of making funding available for agencies to purchase hard body armor.

    Plate Up, America! has its own website, in addition to efforts through social-media channels including Facebook and Twitter, through which they communicate statistics-based facts found on Government research websites such as those of the FBI and U.S. Bureau of Justice.

    Although this effort is spearheaded by TenCate Advanced Armor, a commercial, for-profit entity, the hope is for more body armor companies to join in the effort. They are also making active efforts in demonstrating that the main goal of Plate Up, America! is to protect officers from violent criminals, and not the disarming of responsible citizens.

    www.plateupamerica.com
    www.facebook.com/PlateUpAmerica
    twitter.com/plateupamerica