Fabric used by Zentauron
The technical fabrics used in Zentauron products must meet a number of requirements. Our products must be robust and durable so that they meet the demands and standards of our customers. The fabric, which is also commonly known under the brand name Cordura, meets all these requirements and is therefore used by us.
Technical delivery conditions and Mil Spec
Nevertheless, there are differences in colours and camouflage prints. This is mainly due to the regulations that the armies have defined for themselves as specifications. Therefore, at Zentauron we distinguish between the "Technical Delivery Conditions" (abbreviated TL) of the German Armed Forces and the American military standard MIL-SPEC. These specifications determine the properties that the fabric must have for the respective requirements in order to withstand daily use in military service. As a manufacturer, we process these military-grade materials and also adhere to the TL when it comes to processing for military equipment.
Specifications for military fabric
The TL defines guideline values that the fabric, webbing and other materials must meet. These include in particular:
- Material texture
- UV resistance
- Abrasion resistance
- Water column
- Infrared protection
Similar guideline values are also specified by the American MIL-SPEC for military applications.
What is technical fabric?
Professional tactical equipment consists of so-called technical fabric. The name suggests that it is used primarily for its technical and functional properties. This fabric is used for plate carriers, protective waistcoats, backpacks and various equipment bags.
Our technical fabric is made from the high-performance fibre polyamide 6.6. To ensure high resistance in military use, the fabric has a PU coating on the back and an FC impregnation on the front. The PU coating (polyurethane) ensures that the fabric is waterproof and thus has a decisive effect on the water column of the fabric. The FC (fluorocarbon) impregnation on the front is water, oil and dirt repellent.
When it comes to the topic of camouflage printing on fabric, there are important characteristics to be met.
In terms of camouflage effect, the camouflage pattern must not only be optimally adapted to the environment during the day, but also at night. To ensure good camouflage even under night vision conditions, the fabric or print is IRR-equipped.