Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
Global innovation leader Milliken & Company and SSZ Camouflage Technology AG of Switzerland today announced an agreement making Milliken the exclusive licensee of SSZ Camouflage Technology’s multispectral camouflage technology in the United States.
By significantly reducing the thermal signature on fabrics, SSZ Camouflage Technology’s infrared camouflage technology goes beyond the current visual and near infrared range (NIR) to provide concealment in the mid wave infrared range (MWIR), reducing the risk of detection from thermal infrared imagers. Milliken will incorporate the SSZ infrared camouflage technology into its performance fabrics to provide U.S Military personnel with better concealment, adding yet another layer of protection to their uniforms.
Tested by the Swiss Army and others, fabrics with this camouflage technology maintain breathability and moisture vapor permeability, making them both comfortable and highly protective.
“Milliken and SSZ Camouflage Technology are transforming how the U.S. Armed Forces think about the performance of their uniforms,” said Sim Skinner, President, Milliken Performance Products. “If the enemy can’t see you, they can’t target you. With this new level of concealment technology, warfighters can dramatically reduce the risk of detection and continue to own the night.”
Milliken partners with customers and suppliers to respond to the needs of the U.S. Military with innovative performance materials. By combining textiles and chemistry, Milliken produces fabrics that advance protection capabilities and lighten the load in structures, clothing, and equipment, resulting in greater mobility, and an increased chance of survivability.
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the largest collections of patents held by a private company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit http://www.milliken.com or http://www.millikenmilitary.com.
About SSZ Camouflage Technology AG
SSZ Camouflage Technology is a Swiss company who specializes in multispectral camouflage technology. SSZ Camouflage Technology’s camouflage products are designed to counter surveillance by all modern sensor types operating in all relevant spectral ranges. SSZ Camouflage Technology prides itself on the expertise, teamwork, flexibility and responsibility shown by its employees for the job at hand and measures its success in terms of customer satisfaction, growth and earning power. For more information, visit http://www.ssz-camouflage.ch.