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Cordura takes latest Soldier System Fabric Solutions to Future Forces 2016

The range of new hardwearing and versatile soldier systems fabric technologies on display at the Cordura brand booth (Hall 3A, stand 306) include Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) technologies with built-in NIR/SWIR reflectance capabilities, lightweight comfort Cordura NYCO Tactical uniform fabrics and FR (flame retardant) coated Cordura brand polyamides for protective vests.

13th October 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wichita

Protective

The range of new hardwearing and versatile soldier systems fabric technologies on display at the Cordura brand booth (Hall 3A, stand 306) include Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) technologies with built-in NIR/SWIR reflectance capabilities, lightweight comfort Cordura NYCO Tactical uniform fabrics and FR (flame retardant) coated Cordura brand polyamides for protective vests.

“We know life in the military or with a tactical unit can be grueling. This means that soldiers need to be equipped to outperform any opponent or situation they may encounter on the battlefield,” said J.D. Long, global Cordura brand innovation manager.

“We are constantly evolving our technologies to address the unmet needs of future soldier programs around the world,” said Anthony Green, global Cordura brand business director. “Ultimately, our goal is to develop reliable, innovative fabric solutions that help equip soldiers to meet the battlefield challenges of today and tomorrow.”

Cordura Brand Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) Technologies

For nearly 50 years, the Cordura brand has been driving military textile innovation with performance solutions featured in both fabrics and webbings used extensively in combat gear, such as Cordura brand SDN yarn technology. These solutions are suitable for use in load carriage equipment, boots, body armour covers, knee/elbow pads and other similar tactical gear. 

Available in a palette of six military colours that meet both lot-to-lot shade and IR (infrared) requirements, the fabrics have built-in NIR/SWIR reflectance capability as well as resistance to sunlight UV fade and strength degradation. Through the brand’s Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)*, 1000d SDN Cordura fabrics also have proven sustainability benefits related to energy, water and CO2 emissions versus equivalent weight conventional piece dyed nylon 6,6 alternatives, Invista reports.

Cordura Nyco Tactical Uniform Fabrics

Focusing on lightweight comfort, Cordura Nyco Tactical fabric is the latest innovation in a long line of Cordura brand solutions for Future Force Warrior uniform programs, such as BDU, DCU, ACO, FRACU and SPS. This optimized fabric is a comfort blend of Invista T420 fibre and cotton. It’s engineered to help provide security and protection for warfighters and their vital equipment through US Mil-Spec performance at a lighter weight and exceptional durability.

FR-Coated Cordura Brand Polyamides

The newest FR-coated Cordura nylon 6,6 fabrics are designed to be the soldier’s first line of defense in protective/ballistic vests. These fabrics are tested to meet DIN EN ISO standards for protection against heat, flame and thermal propagation in protective apparel and footwear. 

Legacy Cordura Fabrics

Durable, comfortable, next-of-skin fabric solutions including No Melt, No Drip Cordura Baselayer for combat shirts and fleeces, as well as Cordura Combat Wool designed for enhanced thermoregulation, will also be on display to round out the brand’s performance apparel technologies. 

The broad portfolio of Cordura fabric solutions will be showcased in a variety of international camouflage patterns.

*Data based on 2013 independent life cycle analysis study in co-operation with authorized CORDURA® fabric producers.

www.cordura.com 

 

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