Kennesaw, GA (April 13), 2015 – INVISTA’s CORDURA® Brand will showcase durable protective fabrics at the LAAD Defence and Security International Exhibition April 14-16 in Rio de Janiero. 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 more than 45 years, CORDURA® fabrics have provided enhanced protection, durability, and comfort to military and tactical soldiers worldwide,” says Bill Colven, INVISTA Global Military and Tactical Segment Director. “Our number one goal is to help protect the lives and safety of those who use our fabrics. At LADD, we are able to get an international perspective on the how our innovations can better meet the protection needs of the people who depend on them.”
LAAD Defence & Security International Exhibition brings together Brazilian and international companies specialized in supplying equipment, services and technology to the Armed Forces, Police and Special Forces, Security Services, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, security managers from large corporations and critical infrastructure, consultants and government agencies.
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. CORDURA® Classic nylon 6,6 fabric, including Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) fabrics for enhanced Near Infrared (NIR) protection, provides rugged durable performance for a variety of end uses including load carriage gear, ballistic vests, footwear, and tactical apparel. CORDURA® Baselayer fabric is constructed to take on the types of conditions and climates today’s military and tactical officers face all around the world. CORDURA® Baselayer fabric provides the durability of nylon with the comfort of cotton and excellent moisture management.
INVISTA team member, J.D. Long, new Global Innovation Manager will be on hand to share experience gained over 22 years of active military experience conducting Counternarcotic and Humanitarian aid operations throughout Central America, and during Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Joint Endeavor Bosnia., The former Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army will highlight the importance of and the science behind durable and protective gear and will host daily booth presentations (L.54) at 11 a.m.
In addition, value chain partners, Santista Têxtil, Santanense, Cedro and Moais will be on hand at the CORDURA® brand both showcasing latest generation products made with CORDURA® fabric including jackets with thermal comfort, uniforms, ballistic vest applications and military accessories.
“Being on hand in the CORDURA® booth offers us a great opportunity to showcase our cutting-edge Duracam collaboration with the CORDURA® brand,” explains Mauro Preti, Director of Santista Work Solution. This high-tech camouflage fabric provides tear resistance and NIR protection.
According to industrial director of Moais Group, Leonardo Ishizuka, “The reliability and quality offered by INVISTA allows us to effectively deliver best in class products for Brazil’s security forces.” The company will showcase a new holster collection made with 500 and 1000d CORDURA® fabric for exceptional durability and abrasion resistance. This holster provides a modern safety design component currently used by US and European forces. Additionally, Moais will display latest generation lightweight ballistic vests made with 500 and 1000d CORDURA® fabric.
Cedro will bring its Force Rip Stop, powered by CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology, which is part of the company’s military uniform line and specially designed for the manufacture of combat uniforms that can withstand rigorous physical demands. “The military uniform market in Brazil is a traditional market, but at the same time it requires constant modernization, with camouflage patterns, special finishes and constructions with increased comfort and reliability,” says Renata Garcia Parsia, commercial manager of Cedro’s professional line. “Our Force Rip Stop is comfortable and the fabric has superior resistance to the mixed fabrics made of cotton and polyester, in addition to having protection against ultraviolet rays (UV 50+), ideal for professionals engaged in outdoor activities.”
Santanense will present latest samples of their application of Unicor Rip Stop fabric, a mixture of 50% INVISTA T420 nylon 6,6 and 50% cotton. The Unicor Rip Stop garments are examples of smart uniforms designed to add comfort, resistance and thermal protection. The company will also present products featuring 100% CORDURA® Classic fabric for added abrasion and tear strength, as well as new Action Denim Tech (85% cotton, 15% polyamide CORDURA® Denim fabric), ideal for activities requiring high performance of the product in relation to durability.
Genuine CORDURA® fabrics are available in Brazil from the following certified weavers: Macias Têxtil; Santista Têxtil, Têxtil Omborgo; Cedro; Indústrias Têxteis Milagres (ITM); Vingi Têxtil; Tecelagem Oyapoc; Saltorelli; Sadasa; Santanense.
To learn more about CORDURA® brand fabrics and end use military products, stop by the CORDURA® brand booth L54 and visit www.CORDURA.com.