For many decades, the TenCate Tecawork – KG 317 fabrics have been worn by thousands of medical and health professionals, day after day. Many leading garment makers and industrial laundries in Europe have developed their ranges with our fabrics. Our customers take satisfaction at the quality of TenCate materials: we produce the brightest and most durable white fabric, with a low translucency for such a lightweight fabric and with a high crease resistance even in industrial laundering conditions. These are just a few reasons why our fabric is widely used in medical care garments for hospitals, nurseries and medical practices.
Quality fabrics to last the contractual lifetime
TenCate subjects the TenCate TecaworkTM – KG 317 fabrics to highly stringent tests. We fulfil the requirements established by ETSA (the European Textile Services Association) and achieve the highest ranking. This means that there are no limits to what the fabrics can be used for, and that they have been evaluated on strength, shrinkage and resistance to pilling or abrasion. With these test results, you can be sure that the fabric is highly suitable for garments intended for the industrial laundry process.
The TenCate Tecawork fabric is unique in its whiteness and brilliance. This is achieved by our own proprietary technology combined with the special way the fabrics are bleached and finished during our production process at Nijverdal, the Netherlands. Even after multiple industrial laundry cycles, the whiteness of the fabric remains the same. The fabric also has a remarkably low translucency for its weight.
There is more to TenCate Tecawork than whiteness. The fabric is available in a wide variety of fashionable and industrial colours that remain perfectly colourfast after washing, as well as after coming into contact with the wearer’s perspiration. In this way, the fabrics keep their professional appearance. Our minimum order length is 100m, and these orders can be made in a range of stock colours. If your preferred colour is not available in this range, we can produce virtually any colour to match your exact specifications, and different colours can be coordinated perfectly to suit the wearers’ image or style.
TenCate TecaworkTM – KG 317 fabric is highly durable and retains its original condition for a long time, even after extensive use and industrial washing.
A professional industrial laundry requires quality fabrics that last their full contractual lifetime. With this in mind, they select workwear fabrics with the best physical properties for their laundry processes. TenCate TecaworkTM – KG 317 is the preferred solution of many industrial laundries.
Due to both the high amount of polyester in the fabric and TenCate’s engineering expertise, the fabrics show little wear even after 100 industrial washes. According to the ETSA specification, the TenCate Tecawork fabric achieves the highest score in:
*Subject to official confirmation
With this quality, a long lifecycle is guaranteed, contributing to a lower cost over the garment's life.
Nurses, doctors and other medical services staff need to wear a smart uniform. A clean and professional garment conveys a sense of confidence and instils trust. That is why TenCate developed the TenCate TecaworkTM– KG 317 fabric with impressive properties that contribute to a professional look, even after industrial laundering:
All properties comply with ETSA requirements and attain the highest ranking.
Who says uniforms have to be dull? The TenCate Tecawork™ – KG 317 workwear fabric is available in a rich palette of new and trendy colours. These vibrant fabrics make it possible to clearly differentiate people on the work floor.
The colour performances of the new trend colours have been tested and show the best score in ETSA requirements for:
Whenever extra flexibility is required, garments can be designed using a combination of TenCate TecaworkTM– KG 317 and our new, comfortable stretch fabric. This fabric, developed using TenCate Stretch RecoveryTM technology, has long-lasting shape recovery properties, even after repeated industrial laundering. Thanks to its exceptional elasticity, this fabric is setting a new performance standard, enabling garment-manufacturers to design tight-fitting yet high-comfort workwear.
TenCate TecaworkTM – KG 317 is a favourite fabric for use in garments for medical and health professionals. It has long been a popular choice due to its brilliant white appearance, durability and industrial laundering capabilities.
|Technical data||TenCate TecaworkTM||Test method|
|Width||153, 163 (+2/-1 cm)||ISO 22198; 2006|
|Weight||215 g/m2 (±5%)||ISO 3801: 1977|
|Composition||polyester/cotton 65/35%||ISO 1833: 1977|
|Construction||2/1 twill||ISO 3572: 1976|
|Pilling||min. 4|| ISO 12945-2: 2000 (5000 rubs)
After 5 washing cycles at 75 °C ISO 15797: 2002
|Abrasion resistance||min. 30.000 rubs||ISO 12947-2: 1999 (at 12 kPA)|
|Tensile strength||min. 1200 N x 800 N||NEN-EN-ISO 13934-1: 1999|
|Tear strength||35 N x 30 N||NEN-EN-ISO 13937-1: 2000|
max ± 3
|ISO 5077: 1984
After 5 washing cycles at 75 °C ISO 15797: 2002
The TenCate TecaworkTM collection is a range of workwear fabrics available in cotton, polyester, or a blend of the two. Our high quality standards have been firmly established through years of excellent performance. Our fabrics are used in a wide range of sectors, including construction, food services, automotive, healthcare, retail, cleaning and maintenance, security, public transport, distribution and delivery services.
Produced in Europe
Our fabrics are made in Europe. TenCate is a member of the European Textiles Services Association (ETSA), and scores high in its rankings. In addition, the fabrics produced by TenCate Protective Fabrics all comply with REACH regulations 1907/2006/EC, relating to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and restriction of Chemicals.
Sustainable production process
TenCate Protective Fabrics comply with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. This means that compliance with environmental care and legislation is guaranteed in the company’s quality policy. TenCate Protective Fabrics is also certified to Level 3 of the Corporate Responsibility (CSR) Performance Ladder, which ensures that a stringent management system is in place for developing CSR within the company.
For over 25 years, TenCate TecaworkTM – KG 317 has proven its high quality and reliability. We at TenCate are proud to have processed fabric orders for millions of hospital and medical practice garments during this time. Indeed, clothing manufacturers and industrial laundries have long recognized the special properties of this product.
Here are just a few well-known clothing manufacturers and industrial laundries that have experience in using TenCate TecaworkTM fabric.