TenCate Protective Fabrics
In 1968, a car exploded during the pre-trials of the Indianapolis 500. The driver of the car came out of the flames engulfing his vehicle completely unharmed. His name was Mario Andretti and he went on to win the race that year. The suit that saved his life was made by protective fiber developed by TenCate. “One of the first pieces of clothing done with fire protective fabric was done for a racing team, not for firefighters,” explains Mike Anderson, vice president of operations for TenCate Protective Fabrics.