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FR Abrams fabric delivers improved flame protection
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Oct '08
Milliken & Company, one of the world's largest privately-held textile and chemical manufacturers, announced that Abrams, its flame resistant(FR) fabric designed specifically for military applications, has been chosen as the only approved fabric for the United States Army's improved Combat Vehicle Coverall (iCVC).

Due to its extreme durability and overall versatility, Abrams can withstand the daily rigors of the Army's routine such as crawling in and out of combat vehicles and the constant rubbing against different metals. It delivers in all areas -- improved flame resistance and increased durability from abrasion and tears -- and is also approved for use in other combat uniforms.

The iCVC uniform updates the current one-piece flame-retardant CVC uniform. Utilizing Abrams, the new uniform will now provide improved flame protection and increased durability from abrasion and tears. Additionally, new design changes enhance fit and function and the iCVC now features the universal camouflage pattern. With these upgrades, the uniform meets the Mounted Soldier System program requirements.

Protection against flames and other heat-related hazards is a top priority for land and land-air defense. Through a unique combination of Milliken's proprietary-blended fiber technologies, including DuPont Nomex, Abrams delivers next generation protection and comfort in flame resistant garments and materials.

It provides protection against flames and burns, is resistant to abrasions and tears and also contains moisture wicking capabilities while still remaining soft and comfortable to wear. Abrams, and all of its components, are made entirely in the USA.

“The military was looking for a flame resistant fabric that is not only safe and provides a high level of protection, but is durable as well,” said Benjie Reynolds, general manager for Milliken Military.

“We are proud to supply a family of fabrics that are adaptable for use in varying mission requirements and environmental conditions.”

Milliken currently serves as a materials subcontractor for all branches of the U.S. Military, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Post Office and the Department of Homeland Security. Many of Milliken's military fabrics are currently being used in such products as Flame Resistant boots, perimeter veils, Nomex flight suits, baselayers, and dress and protective combat uniforms.

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