CORDURA® Brand and Südwolle Group's Groundbreaking Collaboration Features New Performance Wools for Today's Versatile Consumer

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WICHITA, KS – May 2, 2017 - INVISTA'sCORDURA® brand announces its new collaboration with leading global wool yarn producer Südwolle Group, as the two work together to create a variety of endurance nylon 6,6/wool blend yarns designed to meet the needs of the modern consumer. The Südwolle Group CORDURA® brand qualifying wool yarn qualities include blends with Merino wool as well as innovative wool/yak/nylon 6,6 fiber options. Available in a range of counts and styles these yarns offer enhanced abrasion resistance, tear and tensile strength performance in finished fabric constructions.

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The Südwolle Group 'CORDURA® X Merino' yarns have been developed for the creation of a variety of woven and knitted CORDURA® Combat Wool™ fabrics, with the natural comfort and thermoregulation benefits of wool in combination with the durability of nylon. Constructed using highly engineered nylon 6,6 staple fiber technologies CORDURA® Combat WoolTM fabrics are designed to be used in traditional everyday essential apparel applications such as men's suits, school uniforms, outdoor active sports gear and professional corporatewear where there is a need for clothing to be strong, soft, comfortable and long-lasting.

"As we nod to our durable 50-year legacy, we continue to work to create new fabric technologies that combine heritage and a passion for innovation," said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. "Working with Südwolle Group to reinvent a classic has offered us a new platform for growth, helping expand our portfolio to match the increasing consumer demand for the next generation of cross-functional wool fabrics."

In the past two years, Südwolle Group has also expanded its company and range of products. With supply chains in Europe and Asia including fiber treatment, spinning and dyeing, it has a commitment to quality, environmental performance and global employee management systems.

"Our strong relationships with suppliers, customers and employees are a reflection of our dedication to the textile industry, and this goes hand-in-hand with the CORDURA® brand ethos," said Michel Mastio, in charge of Südwolle Group's circular knitting yarn segment for performance and outdoor clothing. "Together, we can create innovative developments that deliver long-lasting, cutting-edge fabrics for today's customers."

To learn more about the Südwolle Group CORDURA® brand qualifying yarn portfolio, visit the INVISTA stand at Techtextil, booth 4.1 G25, or www.cordura.comwww.suedwollegroup.com.

About CORDURA® Brand
INVISTA's CORDURA® brand essence celebrates individual durability: As Long As The World Is Full Of Durable People, We'll Keep Making Durable FabricsTM. Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, CORDURA® fabric is a primary ingredient in many of the world's leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel. The CORDURA® brand is a registered trademark of INVISTA, one of the world's largest integrated polymer, intermediates and fibers businesses. To distinguish the CORDURA® brand, the word "CORDURA®" must be spelled out in all caps and used with an ®, and it must be followed by the word "brand" or "fabric."

To learn more about INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand, end-use products, and marketing tools please visit www.CORDURA.com and follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram,LinkedIn and YouTube.

AboutINVISTA
With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world's largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company's advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, air bags and countless other everyday products. A wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries and headquartered in the United States, INVISTA has more than 50 locations around the world. For more information, visit INVISTA.com, Facebook.com/INVISTAglobal and Twitter.com/INVISTA.

About Südwolle Group
Südwolle Group is a leading global producer of worsted yarn for weaving, circular and flat knitting in pure wool and wool blends. The company's brands Südwolle (weaving), Biella Yarn (flat knitting), Yarn in Motion (circular knitting), Richter (hosiery), Stöhr (technical) and Soey (airjet) are focused on different segments of the global textile market. Located in the Nuremberg metropolitan area of Germany, Südwolle Group employs more than 3000 people globally with production facilities in Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and China. Sustainable excellence in all its dimensions is a philosophy that drives the organization's operations, planning and investment actions. For more information, visit www.suedwollegroup.com

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