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TenCate introduces flame-retardant fabric for group tents


TenCate Outdoor Fabrics introduces inherently flame-retardant fabric for group tents, called TenCate Campshield™. Scouting Nederland, which is celebrating its centenary this year, will include this new safety fabric from TenCate as a standard item in its collection of group tents for scouts.

On the eve of the Jubilee Jamboree held to celebrate this very special anniversary, Scouting Nederland decided to provide its members with tents made of inherently flame-retardant TenCate Campshield™ fabric in addition to their cotton group tents. Joost Hover, Head of Commercial Activities of Scouting Nederland says: “In recent years safety awareness has grown rapidly in our country and we see this as a positive development. By continuing to undertake initiatives and not per se wait for the authorities to introduce regulations, Scouting Nederland is displaying its sense of responsibility. Now that this inherently flame-retardant fabric from TenCate has been put on the market, we would like to offer our members tents made specifically of this fabric. In this way we are investing to the maximum in safe accommodation for our groups.”

Protective fabric
TenCate is, as an innovative developer and producer of high-tech materials, continuously engaged in enhancing the quality and durability of protective fabric and in achieving new functionalities. Herman Klompenmaker, Marketing & Sales Manager of TenCate Outdoor Fabrics explains: “TenCate Campshield™ fabric is extremely strong and resistant to scorching, smouldering and sparks. This inherently flame-retardant cloth actually works like a time buffer: in the unlikely event of a fire breaking out in or around a group tent, this flame-retardant fabric will provide extra protection and thus more time to find a safe refuge.” The fabric also has great breathable and moisture-regulating capacities, which is important for creating a pleasant climate in the tent, particularly with large groups.

The first Scouting tent made of TenCate Campshield™ fabric can be found at JubJam 100 in Roermond next week. To mark its centenary, TenCate has presented Scouting Nederland with a huge tepee, also made of TenCate Campshield™ fabric.


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