Combat fabric supplier joins DMTC

Bruck Textiles has joined the Defence Materials Technology (DMTC) as an Associate Member to collaborate on the development of personnel ballistic protection and enhanced comfort for soldier uniforms.

Founded in 1946, Bruck Textiles Pty Ltd is 100% Australian-owned and employs up to 400 people. Bruck manufactures industrial, corporate and uniform apparel fabrics and a wide range of interior window furnishings.

Bruck has been the major supplier of combat and non combat uniform fabrics for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for the past 20 years, covering all areas of uniform requirements from ballistics to rain wear. In recent years Bruck has, in conjunction with DSTO and DMO, developed new fabric capabilities in the following areas:

  • Near Infra Red Signature Management for Khaki AUSCAM
  • Desert Print AUSCAM
  • Next generation personal CBRN protection
  • Flame retardant waterproof/breathable fabric for cold weather combat jackets for the Army.

In addition to the ADF, Rural Fire Authorities, State Emergency Services and state police departments wear a variety of garments made from Bruck fabric.

Bruck’s recent acquisition of the assets of Melba Industries has added capability in a broad range of high performance technical fabrics, with a focus on personal protection. The addition of this product range confirms Bruck as the leading manufacturer in Australia of woven and knitted fabrics.

DMTC’s Associate Membership Program provides a new level of involvement for companies interested in DMTC’s development of new materials and manufacturing technologies for use in defence industries.

Associate Members may renew their membership each year or elect to upgrade their membership in the Centre, subject to the approval by DMTC Board.

Associate Members will receive a regular review of the DMTC technical program and activities, an invitation to DMTC’s annual conference and workshop and many other benefits including rights to participate in short-term SME focused projects partially funded by DMTC.

For further information on DMTC’s Associate Membership program, please contact Viktor Verijenko, DMTC Operations & Education Manager, on (03) 9214 4447 or email

Posted by DMTC on February 1st, 2010