An intensive two-year-long research and design process resulted in a state-of-the-art, patent-pending high tenacity fiber designed to enhance the core strength of CORDURA fabrics. With the introduction of the new high tenacity INVISTA T420HT fiber technology, INVISTA’s scientists and technicians claim to have achieved one of the largest leaps in its nylon-6,6 innovation pipeline, which dates back to the initial commercialization of the fiber at the company’s flagship Seaford, Del., 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 fiber 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 fiber are undergoing wear trialing for the next-generation ofcombat uniforms. T420HT fiber will be part of a new generation of durable, yet lightweight fabrics – such as CORDURA NYCO Extreme and CORDURA NYCO Tactical fabrics – to be used in many applications such as military uniforms, outdoor apparel and workwear. Dickies is the first consumer brand to adopt the new fiber in its Dickies PRO with CORDURA fiber technology workwear collection, which will be available online Fall 2017.
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