Military and Public Order


Kermel specializes in military protective clothing



Camouflaged combat suits


Military and public order protective gear

Army: military protective clothing

Protective clothing for armoured corps personnel was one of the first applications of Kermel aramid fibres when they were developed over 30 years ago. Since then, the collaboration between Kermel and the army has continued and resulted in many developments. Protective clothing made of Kermel fibre are adapted to riot gear as well. Today, Kermel is used by the French army, navy and air force, British and French riot squads, and by military personnel elsewhere in the world.

Coveralls made of 100% Kermel, and underwear made out of Kermel W70 (70% Kermel/30% FR wool). They both provide protection against flames for over 10 seconds, the time usually required to evacuate an armoured vehicle.

KERMEL has launched innovative textile solutions for non-flammable camouflaged combat suits: Kermel Code C7 is a thermostable, strengthened textile solution which has very high durability in the field, while being simultaneously lightweight and super-resistant.

Air force gear

Pilots use suits, underclothes and jackets, usually made out of a Kermel/FR viscose blend.


On-board fire-fighters and special forces use Kermel/FR Viscose protective clothing.


Police Forces

Many Police Forces are equipped with Kermel protective coveralls worldwide, because the garments made out of Kermel fibre combine high protection with extreme comfort. In the United Kingdom, many Police Forces, including London Metropolitan Police, Cleveland Police, North Wales Police, recently chose Kermel® suits. Kermel protective clothing are mostly worn for riot control situations by the Police Forces as an essential part of police riot gear. A full range of knitted protective underwear in blends Kermel V50 completes the textile solutions for police clothing.

Discover our Police clothing and police riot gear brochure.

 Read our Brochure on Military and Public Order to find out more details !