By  on October 8, 2008

ATLANTA — Milliken & Co. said that its Abrams flame-resistant fabric designed specifically for military applications has been chosen as the only approved fabric for the U.S. Army’s improved Combat Vehicle Coverall (iCVC).

Because of Abrams’ extreme durability and overall versatility, Milliken said, the fabric can withstand the daily rigors of the Army’s routine, including crawling in and out of combat vehicles and the constant rubbing against different metals. The iCVC uniform updates the current one-piece flame-retardant CVC uniform.

A combination of Milliken’s proprietary-blended fiber technologies, including DuPont’s Nomex, Abrams provides protection against flames and burn, is resistant to abrasions and tears, and contains moisture-wicking capabilities, while remaining soft and comfortable to wear. Abrams and all of its components are made in the U.S.

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.

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