11th January 2017, Wichita, KS
In its 50th anniversary year, Invista's Cordura brand says it has made a cutting-edge breakthrough in designing and commercializing the strongest nylon-6,6 staple fibre ever produced by Invista.
According to the Kansas based fibre manufacturer, the intensive two-year-long research and design process resulted in a state-of-the-art, patent-pending high tenacity fibre designed to enhance the core strength of Cordura fabrics. With the introduction of the new high tenacity Invista T420HT fibre technology, Invista's scientists and technicians have successfully achieved one of the largest leaps in its nylon-6,6 innovation pipeline which dates to the initial commercialization of the fibre at the company's flagship Seaford, DE staple nylon 6,6 production facility.
"At Invista, an on-going dedication to innovation is in our DNA," said Anthony Green, global Cordura brand business director. "Our latest T420HT technology launch is one in a series of new qualifying Cordura brand fibre breakthroughs to come as we continue to push the boundaries of durable possibilities."
Already adopted by a major international military, Cordura NYCO (Nylon/Cotton) fabric blends based on new Invista T420HT high tenacity fibre are undergoing extensive wear trialing for next generation combat uniforms.
Invista says that the stealth-like Invista T420HT fibre has a mission to create a new generation of durable, yet lightweight fabrics - such as Cordura NYCO Extreme and Cordura NYCO Tactical fabrics - to be used in many applications like military uniforms, outdoor apparel and workwear. Dickies is the first consumer brand to adopt the new fibre in its Dickies PRO with Cordura fibre technology workwear collection, which will be available online Fall 2017.
For more information on the new INVISTA T420HT fiber technology, visit booth #39213 at 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer.