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SOFIC 18 – Kitanica American Hoody Features TenCate FR Fleece

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018


Kitanica’s American Hoody is made from TenCate 8 oz Single Sided FR fleece. Turns out, it’s a comfortable fabric. The hoody itself is made in USA and features a left sleeve pocket as well as zippered kangaroo pocket.

Free TECHT4 T-Shirt at SOFIC 2018

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018


Stop by the TenCate Protective Fabrics booth #550 at SOFIC 2018 to pick up a free TechT4 T-Shirt. While supplies last. For more information on TechT4 and other military fabrics, please visit

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


  • 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