WICHITA, Kan. — October 13, 2016 — A leading fabric brand for militaries across the globe, INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand will share its latest fabric innovations for military gear and apparel at Future Forces 2016 – Oct. 19 to 21 in Prague, Czech Republic.
“We know life in the military or with a tactical unit can be grueling. This means that soldiers need to be equipped to outperform any opponent or situation they may encounter on the battlefield,” said J.D. Long, global CORDURA® brand innovation manager.
The range of new hardwearing and versatile soldier systems fabric technologies on display at the CORDURA® brand booth – Hall 3A, Stand 306 – include Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) technologies with built-in NIR/SWIR reflectance capabilities, lightweight comfort CORDURA® NYCO Tactical uniform fabrics and FR (flame retardant)-coated CORDURA® brand polyamides for protective vests.
“We are constantly evolving our technologies to address the unmet needs of future soldier programs around the world,” said Anthony Green, global CORDURA® brand business director. “Ultimately, our goal is to develop reliable, innovative fabric solutions that help equip soldiers to meet the battlefield challenges of today and tomorrow.”
CORDURA® Brand Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) Technologies
For nearly 50 years, the CORDURA® brand has been driving military textile innovation with performance solutions featured in both fabrics and webbings used extensively in combat gear, such as CORDURA® brand SDN yarn technology. These solutions are suitable for use in load carriage equipment, boots, body armor covers, knee/elbow pads and other similar tactical gear.
Available in a palette of six military colors that meet both lot-to-lot shade and IR (infrared) requirements, these textiles have built-in NIR/SWIR reflectance capability as well as resistance to sunlight UV fade and strength degradation. Through the brand’s Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)*, 1000d SDN CORDURA® fabrics also have proven sustainability benefits related to energy, water and CO2 emissions versus equivalent weight conventional piece dyed nylon 6,6 alternatives.
CORDURA® NYCO Tactical Uniform Fabrics
Focusing on lightweight comfort, CORDURA® NYCO Tactical fabric is the latest innovation in a long line of CORDURA® brand solutions for Future Force Warrior uniform programs, such as BDU, DCU, ACO, FRACU and SPS. This optimized fabric is a comfort blend of INVISTA T420 fiber and cotton. It’s engineered to help provide security and protection for warfighters and their vital equipment through US Mil-Spec performance at a lighter weight and exceptional durability.
FR-Coated CORDURA® Brand Polyamides
The newest FR-coated CORDURA® nylon 6,6 fabrics are designed to be the soldier’s first line of defense in protective/ballistic vests. These fabrics are tested to meet DIN EN ISO standards for protection against heat, flame and thermal propagation in protective apparel and footwear.
Legacy CORDURA® Fabrics
Durable, comfortable, next-of-skin fabric solutions including No Melt, No Drip CORDURA® Baselayer for combat shirts and fleeces, as well as CORDURA® Combat Wool? designed for enhanced thermoregulation, will also be on display to round out the brand?s performance apparel technologies.
The broad portfolio of CORDURA® fabric solutions will be showcased in a variety of international camouflage patterns.
Posted October 21, 2016
Source: INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand