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Cordura expands Air Flow Technology collection

Invista’s Cordura brand has expanded its Air Flow Technology (AFT) fabric collection with new knit constructions featuring enhanced abrasion and snagging resistance combined with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, in collaboration with Taiwan-based Tiong Liong Corporation. Targeted primarily for outdoor, athletic and safety footwear, these highly breathable fabrics are also used in durable mesh applications often found in backpacks, as well as in performance apparel such as motorcycle jackets.

26th June 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wichita, KS

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear, Protective

Invista’s Cordura brand has expanded its Air Flow Technology (AFT) fabric collection with new knit constructions featuring enhanced abrasion and snagging resistance combined with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, in collaboration with Taiwan-based Tiong Liong Corporation.

Targeted primarily for outdoor, athletic and safety footwear, these highly breathable fabrics are also used in durable mesh applications often found in backpacks, as well as in performance apparel such as motorcycle jackets.

Footwear solution

The Cordura AFT fabric collection has now been expanded to include both high tenacity polyester and nylon 6.6 offerings in a wide array of knits capable of foam or felt lamination and 3D spacer fabric constructions, which are particularly suited for sports footwear applications.

The new collection introduced by Tiong Liong includes a 150-250 gsm PU coated polyester range for good rigidity and a 200-350 gsm range designed for felt lamination ideal for breathable outer shell fabrics often used in conjunction with inner membrane waterproof boot technologies.

“Our markets continue to demand light, breathable fabric solutions that don’t sacrifice durability, and Cordura AFT fabric answers that call, particularly for footwear. Ultimately, our aim is to improve the end-user experience by supporting the development of lightweight products designed to withstand extreme conditions.” said Cindy McNaull, Cordura brand global brand and marketing director. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Tiong Liong, a leader in footwear fabric technologies, on this exciting addition to the Cordura fabric portfolio.”

Tiong Liong Industrial is a corporation with many subsidiaries such as textile manufacturing, dyeing, hi-tech coating and lamination, which provides its customers with comprehensively integrated services.

Cordura brand

The Cordura brand is the registered trademark of Invista for durable fabrics and is used under license to Nilit. Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, Cordura fabric is used in a wide range of products, including luggage, backpacks, boots, military, industrial work wear, and performance apparel.

Invista

With leading brands including Lycra, Coolmax, Cordura, Stainmaster and Antron, Invista is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibres.

The company’s advantageous technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the US, the company operates in more than 20 countries.

www.invista.com

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