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Cordura reveals cutting-edge workwear fabrics at A+A 2015

On display was a portfolio of functional fabrics ranging from heavy duty Cordura Ballistic fabrics and Cordura Classic 1000D fabrics to Cordura Naturalle.

12th November 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Gloucester

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

Invista’s Cordura brand has presented its latest range of functional fabrics at the A+A show that took place from 27-30 October in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company revealed its fabric’s innovative reinforcement and hi-vis technologies, as well as the brand’s latest fashion meets function soft comfort collection.

“The workwear industry has changed, demanding our technology to innovate and advance. This isn’t your grandfather’s Cordura fabric, it’s created for the new generation,” commented Cindy McNaull, global Cordura brand and marketing director.

Cordura fabrics for workwear reinforcement. © Cordura

“The A+A Show presents our team with an excellent opportunity to showcase the legendary durability and power of our Cordura brand portfolio and the latest advancements in our protective fabric technologies to the global workwear market.”

Garment reinforcement

On display was a portfolio of functional fabrics ranging from heavy duty Cordura Ballistic fabrics and Cordura Classic 1000D fabrics to rugged, supple Cordura Naturalle fabrics with stretch performance and moisture management properties.

Featured in this portfolio are classic reinforcement fabrics from global suppliers including Dong Jin International, Korea, and Master Textile Mills, Pakistan, as well as several specialty fabric ranges targeting technologies designed for use in hazard wear and protective apparel.

Enhanced abrasion resistance

Extremely resistant to abrasion whilst maintaining breathability and tear strength these 100% air jet textured nylon 6,6 Cordura Classic fabrics feature a special coating technology designed for enhanced durability performance, the company reports.

Sasytex Gimli enhanced abrasion. © Cordura

Offered by Sasytex, France and targeted for garment or equipment reinforcement, the fabrics are available in anti-abrasion and anti-slip options.

Hi-Vis fabrics

The company’s display also featured durable high tenacity air jet textured polyester Cordura fabrics with inherent abrasion resistance and tear strength offered in high visibility colors to meet EN 20471 requirements.

Fabrics are targeted for garment reinforcement and can also be used for bags, packs and equipment applications. The Hi Vis fabric range manufactured by Concordia Textiles, Belgium, is also offered in a 3-layer waterproof version in which the Cordura HP Hi-Vis fabric is laminated to a PTFE waterproof breathable membrane and a knit. 

Cordura HP Hi-Viz fabrics. © Cordura

This fabric is targeted for outdoor apparel for workers in occupations such as road and rail infrastructure building and maintenance.

Cordura classic fabrics with flame retardant PU coatings

Promoted for use in law enforcement and military applications such as protective vests, the new Deliflame FR range from Delcotex, Germany, and latest FR styles from Sasytex, France, feature Cordura Classic 500D and 1000D AJT nylon 6,6 fabrics with flame retardant finishing.

Also available are new Cordura HP fabrics with flame retardant finishing manufactured by CF Weber, Germany, and Incabo, Spain, using the latest high tenacity polyester yarns.  The flame retardant coated fabrics from these manufacturers have been tested against standards relating to limiting flame spread in protective clothing and materials (UNE EN ISO 14116:2008).


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