CORDURA brand will showcase durable fabric innovations at the Techtextil Show, May 4 – 7 in Frankfurt at the INVISTA Booth, Hall 4.1 stand G25. Recent innovations include a new range of CORDURA brand qualifying fibers designed primarily for the development of durable hi-vis knitted and woven fabrics.
The high tenacity polyester fiber range is air-jet textured for enhanced abrasion resistance and tensile and tear strength. Finished CORDURA fabrics made using these qualifying fibers can be printed, laminated or used in uncoated forms and are suited for products such as outdoor clothing, high performance sportswear and safety footwear.
“For more than 45 years, CORDURA fabrics have provided enhanced protection, durability, and comfort,” says 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. 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.”
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 will be on display. CORDURA NYCO fabric is based on an intimate blend of cotton and INVISTA’s T420 nylon 6.6 fiber. It offers 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 for work apparel that feature the same INVISTA T420 technology will also be available.
Latest developments in CORDURA fabrics from mill HoYu offering durable stretch functionality will be available. These CORDURA Classic 500D nylon 6,6 fabrics combine excellent abrasion resistance with the stretch recovery performance of INVISTA’s LYCRA T400 fiber 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 four-way stretch CORDURA Naturalle™ fabrics from mill Labtex and bi-directional stretch fabrics combined with COOLMAX® fiber from mill Minlan suitable for sports and outdoor active apparel.