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Cordura to showcase durable fabric innovations at Techtextil 2015

Cordura will showcase its high tenacity polyester fibre range, which is air jet textured for enhanced abrasion resistance and tear strength.

20th March 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Kennesaw, GA

Protective, Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

Invista’s Cordura brand is launching a new range of Cordura brand qualifying fibres designed primarily for the development of durable hi-vis knitted and woven fabrics at the upcoming Techtextil trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens that takes place from 4-7 May in Frankfurt. 

The high tenacity polyester fibre range is available in 90 to 1180 dtex and is air jet textured for enhanced abrasion resistance and tensile and tear strength.

Finished Cordura fabrics made using these qualifying fibres can be printed, laminated or used in uncoated forms and are suited for products, such as outdoor clothing, high performance sportswear and safety footwear, the company reports.

Latest advancements in tactical gear

Also showcased will be the latest advancements in tactical gear and apparel featuring No Melt No Drip Cordura Nyco uniform fabric and Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) Cordura Classic fabrics for enhanced near-infrared protection.

Cordura Nyco fabric is based on an intimate blend of cotton and Invista’s T420 nylon 6.6 fibre. It is said to offer comfortable durability in military and tactical uniforms while providing abrasion resistance and No Melt No Drip thermal protective performance. 

The range of rugged, comfortable Cordura Nyco and Cordura Denim fabrics designed are for work apparel. © INVISTA 2015 – CORDURA® brand fabric

The range of rugged, comfortable Cordura Nyco and Cordura Denim fabrics designed for work apparel that feature the same Invista T420 technology will also be available. These nylon 6,6/cotton blend fabrics offer the comfort benefits of cotton-rich fabrics combined with exceptional durability and are particularly suitable for those environments where working conditions are at their most harsh, the company reports.

Durable stretch functionality

Latest developments in Cordura fabrics from mill HoYu offering durable stretch functionality will also be on display. These Cordura Classic 500D nylon 6,6 fabrics combine excellent abrasion resistance with the stretch recovery performance of Invista’s Lycra T400 fibre and find application in high performance apparel, such as workwear reinforcement and motorcycle garments.

The Cordura fabric collection features a range of rugged, comfort flex solutions such as 4-way stretch Cordura Naturalle fabrics from mill Labtex and bi-directional stretch fabrics combined with Coolmax fibre from mill Minlan suitable for sports and outdoor active apparel.

Enhanced protection

“For more than 45 years, Cordura fabrics have provided enhanced protection, durability, and comfort,” commented Cindy McNaull global brand Director. “Our goal is to help provide high performance, protective solutions that inspire designers and product developers to create functional solutions for their customers.”

The high tenacity polyester fibre range is available in 90 to 1180 dtex. © INVISTA 2015 – CORDURA® brand fabric

“Techtextil offers an excellent opportunity to showcase the latest developments and gain valuable insights as to how we can direct our innovation efforts to better meet future performance requirements.”

High performance fabric

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

The company’s Cordura fabric, known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, is a primary ingredient in many high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel.

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