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Fire-service-suits

Outer shell fabrics

Protection and comfort.

The protection firefighters need, the comfort they want.

The outer shell is the firefighter’s very first line of defense. It might seem like a no-brainer, but the fire suit wouldn’t be a fire suit without the guarantee of protecting its wearer from heat and flames in structural fire incidents.

The outer shell may be the hardest-working layer of the fire suit, but it doesn’t need to be heavy and cumbersome. Thanks to the latest technology, it’s possible to choose a lightweight and flexible that reduces heat stress and discomfort, while still providing excellent thermal protection.

At TenCate Protective Fabrics, we use innovative fibers to provide superior thermal protection. Our innovative outer-shell fabrics provide a tough, durable and above all safe first line of defense against heat, flame and abrasion.

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PBI® outer shells

Where technology and  protection meet.

About PBI fibers

Product name Composition Weight (+- 5%)
PBI® Peak 5 PBI®/Kevlar® 5.6 osy (190 gsm)
PBI® XT PBI®/Para-Aramid/Anti-stat 7.5 osy (225 gsm)
PBI® XTL PBI®/Para-Aramid/Anti-stat 6.0 osy (205 gsm)
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Nomex® outer shells

Durable outer shell fabric that stands up to any challenge.

About Nomex®

Product name Composition Weight (+- 5%)
Advance™ Nomex®/Kevlar® 7.2 osy (244 gsm)
Agility® PBO/Nomex®/Kevlar® 6.6 osy (225 gsm)
Agility® Tactical PBO/Nomex®/Kevlar® 5.0 osy (170 gsm)
Pioneer™ Nomex®/Para-Aramid 6.6 osy (225 gsm)
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Economical outer shells

High value outer shell fabric.

Product name Composition Weight (+- 5%)
Advance™ 220 Meta-Aramid/Para-Aramid/Ani-stat 6.5 osy (220 gsm)
Brigade® 600 Nomex® 6.0 osy (205 gsm)
Brigade® 750 Nomex® 7.5 osy (254 gsm)
Gladiator® Meta-Aramid/Para-Aramid/Ani-stat 6.0 osy (205 gsm)
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Ready to protect your brigade with the latest flame resistant technology?

Find out which protective fabric perfectly matches your protective requirements and comfort preferences! Our Fire Service experts can help you make a confident decision.