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GE Wins Contract to Supply Italian Military Manufacturers

GE Energy announced that it has won a contract to supply waterproof and air permeable PTFE membrane to Italian military garment manufacturers Lovers and Majocchi.
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GE Energy announced today that it has won a contract to supply PTFE membrane to Italian military garment manufacturers.

GE’s waterproof/breathable membrane, known as eVent® protective membrane, has been selected by Lovers Srl and Tessitura Majocchi Srl as the preferred waterproof/breathable supplier for the Italian Army.

Lovers has been awarded the contract to supply waterproof/breathable camouflage jackets and pants, and a windproof vest to the Italian Army for the fourth year in a row. The company has supplied 210,000 sets to the army and will deliver 57,600 sets as part of the latest contract. Majocchi has been selected as the lamination provider as part of the contract. GE will supply PTFE membrane to Majocchi. Together, the group of companies will work to produce one of the most waterproof/breathable outfits a soldier can wear.

“GE is a leader in innovation and technology. We’re pleased to use our expertise to create dependable, protective garments for the Italian Army supporting Lovers and Majocchi,” said Glenn Crowther, product line leader for performance fabrics at GE.

GE’s eVent® fabrics line of waterproof/breathable membranes, including the eVent® protective category, is a proven supplier to military garment manufacturers around the world. Along with the Italian army, GE also supplies PTFE membrane to companies supplying the United States military and the People’s Republic of Korea military.

“GE has a long, rich history supporting programs for ministries of defense and we’re proud to continue that tradition with the Italian Army,” said Crowther.

Lovers was founded in 1979 and won its first tender to supply the Italian Army in 1982. Majocchi was originally founded in 1920 and today focuses on performance fabric lamination technology in three main areas: abrasion resistance and durability, fire and heat resistance, and waterproof and breathable.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is a diversified infrastructure, finance and media company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, health care solutions and television programming, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com

GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With nearly 85,000 global employees and 2010 revenues of $38 billion, GE Energy www.ge.com/energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas—work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

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For more information, contact:

Boo Turner

Footloose Communications

+1 206-554-1596

boo@footloose-communications.com


Dan Burch

GE Energy

+ 1 816-313-4765

daniel.burch@ge.com

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