TenCate Signs Partnership Agreement With Samil To Expand TenCate Defender™ M In South Korean Market

The Netherlands — October, 17, 2011 — TenCate Protective Fabrics has signed an agreement with Samil
Spinning Co. Ltd. in Seoul, Korea, to become a TenCate Defender™ M partner. The partners have the
objective of expanding the TenCate Defender M product portfolio in the South Korean military and
police market.


As the world’s leading supplier of protective fabrics, TenCate is pleased to have entered
into partnership with Samil Spinning. Samil is currently providing non-FR fabrics to the South
Korean military and there is high interest in expanding their offering to include TenCate Defender
M with its inherently FR properties and worldwide reputation as the FR choice for military


Vertical Integration

Samil operates state-of-the-art spinning operations as well as dyeing and finishing
facilities and will, in some cases, licensed manufacture fabric from start to finish in South
Korea. TenCate Defender M is ideal for the Korean Military as well as civilian police forces.
Efforts will be focused on the manufacture, sales and marketing of TenCate Defender M in the South
Korean market. TenCate Defender M manufactured in South Korea will be sold and used there and will
not reach the US market.


Samil Spinning, an established partner with Lenzing Fibers, is well positioned to make
TenCate Defender M with Lenzing FR® fiber as its primary component. The alliance is a valuable
opportunity for growth in the South Korean market and is one that will ensure continuity of quality
and protective performance of TenCate Defender M.

Posted October 19, 2011

Source: Royal Ten Cate