CORDURA® Brand to Reveal Cutting-Edge Workwear Fabrics at A+A

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Gloucester, UK—October 27, 2015—INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand team are heading to Düsseldorf, Germany to showcase their latest range of functional fabrics at the A+A Show from Oct. 27-30. Witness CORDURA® fabric’s innovative reinforcement and hi-vis technologies as well as the brand’s latest fashion meets function soft comfort collection at the CORDURA® brand stand in Hall 9, Stand E39.

“The workwear industry has changed, demanding our technology to innovate and advance. This isn’t your grandfather’s CORDURA® fabric; it’s created for the new generation,” says Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “The A+A Show presents our team with an excellent opportunity to showcase the legendary durability and power of our CORDURA® brand portfolio and the latest advancements in our protective fabric technologies to the global workwear market.”

On display, the brand will offer visitors a closer look at the latest technological advancements in durable, high performance workwear fabric innovations, including:

CORDURA® fabrics for Garment Reinforcement

A portfolio of functional fabrics from heavy duty CORDURA® Ballistic fabrics and CORDURA® Classic 1000D fabrics to rugged, supple CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabrics with stretch performance and moisture management properties. Featured in this portfolio are classic reinforcement fabrics from global suppliers including Dong Jin International Corp, Korea (Hall 11 D04-3) and Master Textile Mills Ltd, Pakistan (Hall 3 H17) as well as several specialty fabric ranges targeting technologies designed for use in hazard wear and protective apparel.

CORDURA® fabrics with Enhanced Abrasion Resistance

Extremely resistant to abrasion whilst maintaining breathability and tear strength these 100% air jet textured nylon 6,6 CORDURA® Classic fabrics feature a special coating technology designed for enhanced durability performance. Offered by Sasytex, France (Hall 9 D61-3) and targeted for garment or equipment reinforcement, the fabrics are available in anti-abrasion and anti-slip options. 

CORDURA® HP Hi-Vis fabrics

Durable high tenacity air jet textured polyester CORDURA® fabrics with inherent abrasion resistance and tear strength offered in high visibility colors (yellow, orange, red) to meet EN 20471 requirements. Fabrics are targeted for garment reinforcement and can also be used for bags, packs and equipment applications. The Hi Vis fabric range manufactured by Concordia Textiles, Belgium (Hall 4 A50) is also offered in a 3-layer waterproof version in which the CORDURA® HP Hi-Vis fabric is laminated to a PTFE waterproof breathable membrane and a knit. This fabric is targeted for outdoor apparel for workers in occupations such as road and rail infrastructure building and maintenance.

CORDURA® HP Hi-Vis fabrics with stretch functionality from IBQ, Spain, round out the portfolio.

CORDURA® Classic fabrics with Flame Retardant PU Coatings

Promoted for use in law enforcement and military applications such as protective vests, the new Deliflame FR range from Delcotex, Germany and latest FR styles from Sasytex, France (Hall 9 D61-3) feature CORDURA® Classic 500D and 1000D AJT nylon 6,6 fabrics with flame retardant finishing. Also available are new CORDURA® HP fabrics with flame retardant finishing manufactured by CF Weber, Germany (Hall 4 D48) and Incabo, Spain (Hall 10 H47) using the latest high tenacity polyester yarns. The flame retardant coated fabrics from these manufacturers have been tested against standards relating to limiting flame spread in protective clothing and materials (UNE EN ISO 14116:2008).

What else can you expect to see at this year’s CORDURA® brand stand?

  • Witness durability first-hand as you put CORDURA® fabrics to the test.
  • Technical denims: Hardwearing, hardworking CORDURA® Denim fabrics with four times the abrasion resistance of traditional 100% cotton denim fabric* combined with functionality such as stretch, moisture management or thermoregulation.
  • Stylish cotton blends: CORDURA® NYCO and Canvas fabrics designed for work and play made using the same intimate blend cotton/nylon fiber technology developed by INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand for military combat uniforms
  • Meet ‘Woolly Bully”: Performance fabrics developed with Merino wool/nylon yarns. CORDURA® Combat Wool™ fabrics offer the comfort and aesthetics of wool with built-in durability.
  • Power Knits: The latest soft knit fabrics (jersey, pique, terry and fleece constructions) featuring CORDURA® brand technology for sweatshirts and t-shirts.
  • Feet Treats: A growing collection of CORDURA® AFT, HP and Classic fabric technologies designed for footwear including safety shoes and military boots, athletic, urban and lifestyle footwear.

*Martindale testing based on 13.75 oz denim fabric.

With an eye towards comfortably stylish performance wear and the urban lifestyle inspiration powering today’s workwear garments, the CORDURA® brand will also showcase garments from their latest collaboration with designer Michelle Rose, the CORDURA® + Struktur Studio Collection. This collaboration celebrates the intersection of fashion and function with cross-over apparel aimed at the “the confident woman” that enables her to transition seamlessly from the office to the yoga mat.

If interested in meeting the CORDURA® brand team to learn more about fabric developments for workwear, and other end-use applications, please contact cordura.eu@invista.com to set up a media appointment at the CORDURA® brand stand located at Hall 9, Stand E39.

To get CORDURA® fabrics working for you, visit www.CORDURA.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 Fabrics™. 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, used with an ®, and followed by the word “brand” or “fabric.”

To learn more about INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand, end-use products, and marketing tools please visit http://www.CORDURA.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn. For images, please click here.

About INVISTA

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, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit INVISTA.com, Facebook.com/INVISTAglobal and Twitter.com/INVISTA.

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