KENNESAW, Ga. — September 13, 2022 — Marking another milestone in the CORDURA® re/cor™ Recycled Nylon 6,6 (RN66) platform launch, Material ConneXion, a material insights company, has accepted the CORDURA re/cor RN66 collection that features ten new CORDURA re/cor RN66 fabrics onto its platform. The award-winning fabrics, including new CORDURA re/cor RN66 footwear styles will be showcased through both online and physical Material ConneXion libraries in Bangkok, Daegu, Milan, Skövde, Tokyo and its headquarters in New York City. This nomination underscores the CORDURA brand focus on urging the industry to ‘Expect More, Waste Less’ and spotlights authorized long-standing CORDURA mill partners Dong Jin and Tiong Liong Corp. (TLC).
In addition to recognizing eight innovative CORDURA re/cor RN66 styles targeted at the bag/pack, reinforcements and outerwear market from Dong Jin Corp., the featured collection includes two new styles from Tiong Liong Corp., highlighting the debut of the CORDURA re/cor RN66 fabric collection into the footwear space.
“We are honored that these fabrics have been selected for inclusion in such a leading innovative, sustainable materials driven global platform”, said Cindy McNaull, CORDURA brand business development director. “Between Material ConneXion’s extensive international showrooms and the easy accessibility of its online database, designers will have quick and convenient insight into our latest CORDURA re/cor RN66 innovations. The Material ConneXion online platform, Material Insights, is the perfect complement to our award-winning CORDURA Fabric Finder digital resource.”
The expansion of CORDURA re/cor RN66 fabric adoption into the footwear space marks a strong first phase of INVISTA Performance Materials Recycled Nylon 66 launch. This latest addition to the Material ConneXion library compliments the ISPO Textrends 2022 and Performance Days / Functional Fabric Fair award wins for the new CORDURA re/cor RN66 platform.
Dr. Gayatri Keskar, vice president of Research for Material ConneXion added: “Including CORDURA re/cor RN66 allows us to expand our portfolio and offer a wider variety of sustainable, durable, cross-functional fabrics to our audience. Thanks to CORDURA re/cor RN66, brands no longer need to choose between sustainability and performance, thus enabling easier market adoption. And consumers can keep enjoying the high-quality products they like at a lower environmental footprint.”
Tiong Liong Industrial Co. Ltd. (TLC) has been developing functional and environmentally friendly composite footwear materials for over four decades. Throughout this time, it has been committed to making the brand more innovative and sustainable. This year brings the addition of CORDURA re/cor RN66 into their eco-friendly processing techniques and smart manufacturing, marking the first foray into the Footwear Space for the CORDURA re/cor RN66 fabric portfolio.
Flora Tang, Tiong Liong project manager commented: “We are proud to support the footwear market expansion of CORDURA re/cor RN66. To get started, we developed two versions of CORDURA re/cor RN66 rip-stop wovens: four-way stretch and non-stretch. Fabric styles include CFINT001 100-percent RN66; and CFLNT001 85-percent RN66 + 15-percent Spandex. CORDURA re/cor RN66 fabric technology gives us the ultimate combination of sustainability and strength.”
Currently available in more than 30 unique combinations of weave and on-trend colors, Dong Jin’s CORDURA re/cor RN66 collection is durable, responsible and innovated to last. In terms of quantifiable benefits versus virgin nylon 6,6, the production of CORDURA re/cor RN66 produces 83-percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, consumes 82-percent less energy, and uses 57-percent less water. CORDURA re/cor RN66 is made from 100-percent pre-consumer material that is 100-percent GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified. The CORDURA brand ethos can be summed up in the belief that “Sustainability Begins With Products That Last™, and this latest development challenges the throwaway mentality within the footwear industry.
According to Richard Kim, senior sales manager, Dong Jin International: “As a long-standing partner with INVISTA, we were honored to collaborate with them on the development of CORDURA re/cor RN66 fabrics. Together we were able to rapidly accelerate innovation working collaboratively to iterate, develop, and test alongside our valuable brand partners to bring this exciting new durable, responsible recycled nylon 6,6 platform to the market, including early adoptions with Supreme, Black Ember, and Mystery Ranch.”
Posted: September 30, 2022