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A. Sampaio at Milipol Innovation Awards

17 of November of 2017

On its debut at Milipol-Paris, A. Sampaio & Filhos has a special nomination even before beginning of the event. One of its products was selected for the "Milipol Innovation Awards 2017".

The nominated fabric combines inherently flame retardant fibers with microencapsulated Phase Change Materials. The result is a permanent flame retardant fabric that provides active thermal regulation. The end user will feel less overheating/chilling effect and produce less sweat, therefore saving more energy.


The 63664 product has low weight, tight fit and bi-stretch were the characteristics identified as important for performance baselayer - and this fabric delivers all of them. Certified of EN ISO 14116 (index 3). Suitable for end-uses that require FR protection and high level of performance. Composition: 58% MAC Protal (R) / 39% CV Outlast (R) / 3% EA.

According to João Mendes, Administrator of the company, "Receiving a nomination like this on our debut is fantastic. This is a fair with more than a thousand exhibitors of various products related to the security sector. To see our textile material nominated as finalist in the midst of so many candidates from the most diverse business areas is extremely rewarding, and the confirmation that the bet on innovation and differentiation pays off and is to continue in the future."

The "Milipol Innovation Awards" is a selection that recognizes the most innovative companies in the security industry. The Jury received more than a hundred candidates and selected three finalists for each of the five categories in competition. A. Sampaio is one of the three finalists in the category "Individual Equipment / First Responder Protection"

The Milipol fair will be held from 21 to 24 November in Paris, and is an important exhibition dedicated to equipment for security forces. In this first participation, A. Sampaio joined with other two portuguese companies Heliotextil and A. Penteadora, in a common space located on stand 6H181. 


According to the organizer, Milipol has almost a thousand exhibitors from 55 countries and 25,000 visitors from 143 countries.