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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.



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.


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.


TenCate – 4th Annual Defense Leaders’ Reception – AUSA

Friday, October 10th, 2014


TenCate will be holding their 4th Annual Defense Leaders’ Reception at AUSA 2014 on October 14th, 2014 – booth 651, from 1630 to 1830. The Honorable Robert “Bob” Livingston will be attending the reception as a special guest. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.


TenCate Advanced Armor USA Introduces Cratus 3600SA, The Lightest, Stand-Alone, NIJ 0101.06 Level III Certified Plate In The Body Armor Industry

Friday, April 18th, 2014

the new TenCate Cratus™ 3600SA plate is available in 14 sizes, with a 10” x 12” Shooters Cut torso plate weighing 2.20 pounds and a 6” x 6” Full-Size Cut side plate weighing 0.80 pounds. This is a great reduction in weight for armor plates and it’s awesome to see companies continue to push the envelope.

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The TenCate Cratus™ 3600SA (NIJ Model #D1652) is the lightest, stand-alone, NIJ 0101.06 Level III Certified hard body armor plate in the body armor industry. TenCate Advanced Armor USA combined their extensive knowledge of high-pressure manufacturing with advancements in unidirectional polyethylene materials to engineer and produce a family of plates that are 35% lighter than its predecessors. The TenCate Cratus™ 3600SA utilizes a hybrid design of DSM Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology in combination with trauma reduction materials. A 10”x12” Shooters (SH) Cut torso plate weighs only 2.20 pounds and 6” x 6” Full- Size (FS) Cut side plates weigh 0.80 pounds. The reduction in weight has not compromised protection level because the TenCate Cratus™ 3600SA has been tested against both the 7.62mm x 51mm FMJ (M80) and the 7.62mm x 39mm PS Ball (MSC).

TenCate Advanced Armor’s VP of Personal Protection, Mark Bajko, stated,

“We are really proud and excited to offer the TenCate Cratus™ 3600SA. It is an evolutionary leap forward for hard body armor. The focus on lighter weight body armor systems and plate carriers in the industry continues to drive our engineering efforts. It allows for more areas of the body to be covered by hard armor that protects against rifle threats. The availability of 14 sizes now allows for each person to be sized correctly without having to settle on standard 8” x 10” and 10” x 12” plate sizes.”

TenCate Advanced Armor adheres to a unique business model. They do not sell direct to wholesalers, distributors, dealers, or the end user. Their products are only available through armor manufacturers, either private labeled, or under the TenCate Cratus™ brand.

To learn more about TenCate Advanced Armor’s full product line visit www.tencate.com/amer/advanced-armor/applications/personal-protection/default or e-mail advancedarmor@tcaa-usa.com.

Dutch SF to Sport New Uniforms for Mali Mission – UPDATED

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

We had to take this down a few weeks ago due to political considerations. Now, the Dutch government has made the announcement official.

Rumor has it that The Dutch SF will be wearing a new MultiCam uniform designed by NFM Group and made from TenCate Defender-M fabric. Ironically, this is the first time that Dutch uniforms will incorporate this FR fabric from Netherlands-based company TenCate. COBBS Industries will supply the Combat Clothing which includes Smock, Combat Pants and Combat Shirt.



TenCate Advanced Armor USA Develops 15 Families Of Hard Body Armor Plates To Protect Against Rifle, Handgun And Edged Blades Threats

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

A complete line of hard body armor plates is now available for armor manufacturers to private label or market under the TenCate Cratus™ brand.


(Hebron, OH) – TenCate Advanced Armor USA has developed an extensive product line of hard body armor that includes 15 families of plates. The plates are available in 8, 10 or 14 sizes per family depending on whether the focus is law enforcement or military operational environments. Currently, TenCate Advanced Armor has 7 families listed on the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 0101.06 Compliance Product List, with plans to develop 5 new families each year. The current breakdown of the product line includes 3 plates for law enforcement concealable body armor, 9 plates for law enforcement plate carriers and tactical body armor, and 3 plates for military plate carriers and tactical body armor.

TenCate Advanced Armor adheres to a unique business model. They do not sell direct to wholesalers, distributors, dealers, or the end user. Their products are only available through armor manufacturers, either private labeled, or under the TenCate Cratus™ brand.

TenCate Advanced Armor’s VP of Personal Protection, Mark Bajko, stated, “We define an armor manufacturer as a company whose primary business is devoted to the design and manufacturing of one or more of the three components of the body armor system: carrier; soft body armor insert; hard body armor plate. Our business model is acknowledgement that our plates are only a component of the armor system, and how the armor manufacturer integrates the three components into a system provides the maximum level of protection to the end user. The focus on plate carriers by the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Operations Command has triggered a growing demand by the global law enforcement and defense community for lightweight systems that provide protection against the full spectrum of rifle threats. Our hard body armor plate families feed into this growing demand by offering a breadth and depth of product line that is unmatched in the global body armor industry.”

To learn more about TenCate Advanced Armor’s full product line visit www.tencate.com/amer/advanced-armor/applications/personal-protection/default or e-mail advancedarmor@tcaa-usa.com.

SOFIC – Serket Displays Prototype FR Kryptek Combat Uniform in Tencate Booth

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013


The Tencate booth features a prototype combat uniform design by Serket in Defender-M fabric printed in the Kryptek Highlander pattern.

Duro Launches New MultiCam Fabric Website

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Duro Textiles, LLC holds the license from Crye Precision, LLC for printing MultiCam fabrics and has just launched a completely revamped website. Developed by Rubic Design, there are a lot of cool new features.

Let’s face it. The old website was a bit of a pain to order from. You had to wait for shipping to be calculated and you had to have a google account. But with this new launch, those issues are fixed and Duro has integrated new features. Shipping charges are automatically calculated (including international shipping) and checkout is much more streamlined.

In addition to a whole slew of use cases for the various fabrics, the new site allows you to browse the various materials. You can even filter the fabrics by application. They’ve also launched a few new fabrics including TenCate’s Defender-M FR fabric. Additionally, you can now sign up for a newsletter service to make sure you stay up-to-date.

This video gives you a great idea of what it takes to print MultiCam fabric.

Here is an exclusive offer for SSD readers. Use the SSDMULTICAM promo code for 10% off your order through December 21st. Then, through the 31st of December enjoy a 5% discount with the same promo code. This is limited to web orders only, but can be used by new or current customers. And, Duro let me know that they expect to see a few of the larger companies take advantage of the discount for last minute web orders before the end of the year. TacHackers, don’t forget to check the fabric overruns for some great deals.