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Italian Army Rainsuits Use GE Fabrics

I kid you not, the company that makes rainsuits for the Italian Army is named Lovers s.r.l. Actually, they make pretty much all of the issue combat clothing for Italian forces, except for SOF and have been since 1982. For rainsuits, they use the GE fabric formerly known as eVent. The contract for rainsuits is now in its fourth year Lovers has already supplied 210,000 sets to the Army and will deliver another 57,600 sets as part of this latest contract.

GE will deliver PTFE for lamination to camouflaged face fabric by Tessitura Majocchi s.r.l. which will then be turned into uniforms by Lovers.

“GE is a leader in innovation and technology. We’re pleased to use our expertise to create dependable, protective garments for the Italian Army supporting Lovers and Majocchi,” said Glenn Crowther, product line leader for performance fabrics at GE.

GE materials are also used in foul weather clothing for the US and Korean militaries.

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