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ORWM – CORDURA Brand Announces Durable Fiber Breakthrough; Debuts Strongest Nylon-6,6 Staple Fiber Ever Produced by INVISTA

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

WICHITA, Kan.–In its 50th anniversary year, INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has made a cutting-edge breakthrough in designing and commercializing the strongest nylon-6,6 staple fiber ever produced by INVISTA.

This intensive two-year-long research and design process resulted in a state-of-the-art, patent-pending high tenacity fiber designed to enhance the core strength of CORDURA® fabrics. With the introduction of the new high tenacity INVISTA T420HT fiber technology, INVISTA’s scientists and technicians have successfully achieved one of the largest leaps in its nylon-6,6 innovation pipeline which dates back to the initial commercialization of the fiber at the company’s flagship Seaford, DE staple nylon 6,6 production facility.

“At INVISTA, an on-going dedication to innovation is in our DNA,” said Anthony Green, global CORDURA® brand business director. “Our latest T420HT technology launch is one in a series of new qualifying CORDURA® brand fiber breakthroughs to come as we continue to push the boundaries of durable possibilities.”

Already adopted by a major international military, CORDURA® NYCO (Nylon/Cotton) fabric blends based on new INVISTA T420HT high tenacity fiber are undergoing extensive wear trialing for next generation combat uniforms. The stealth-like INVISTA T420HT fiber has a mission to create a new generation of durable, yet lightweight fabrics – such as CORDURA® NYCO Extreme and CORDURA® NYCO Tactical fabrics – to be used in many applications like military uniforms, outdoor apparel and workwear. Dickies is the first consumer brand to adopt the new fiber in its Dickies PRO™ with CORDURA® fiber technology workwear collection, which will be available online Fall 2017.

For more information on the new INVISTA T420HT fiber technology, visit booth #39213 at 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer, or visit www.CORDURA.com.

CORDURA Brand – Less Suck Campaign

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

At SHOT Show, I started to see the Less Suck campaign from Cordura Brand show up.  What do you think? 

  

Cordura Presents – Meet The Maker: Dana Gleason of Mystery Ranch

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

CORDURA features Mystery Ranch founder Dana Gleason in their debut episode of “Meet the Maker,” an ongoing series that highlights key brand partners and collaborators with whom the CORDURA brand has built long-lasting relationships during its 40-year history.

“CORDURA fabric has been the backbone of everything we’ve built for the last forty years,” said Gleason. “We’re proud of our long relationship with the CORDURA Brand, and honored to be the first featured brand partner in this great new series.”

CORDURA Brand To Showcase Durable Fabrics And Products At LAAD Show In Brazil

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

INVISTA Team Member and Former Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army will host daily gear presentations at the booth

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 enhanced Near Infrared protection will be on display at the Invista brand booth L.54.

“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.

Latest generation CORDURA® Classic fabric packs from both Mystery Ranch and TRU SPEC® will also be on display.

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.

CORDURA Brand Welcomes Jonathan D. Long To The Military Marketing Team

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Invista recently announced their hiring on Jonathan D. Long as the newest member of their military marketing team for the Cordura brand. Congrats, Jonathan! The full release can be read below:

CORDURA® Brand Welcomes Jonathan D. Long to the Military Marketing Team
Extensive Military Experience an Asset To Military Marketing Team

Wichita, KS – December 12 2014 – INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand team welcomes Jonathan D. (J.D.) Long as the newest member of their military marketing team. In his new role, Long will provide key insights into the defense community and using his extensive military background, he will help develop and execute strategies to build the CORDURA® brand, accelerate product innovation and expand product awareness in the military, tactical, and law enforcement sectors.

“We are pleased to welcome J.D. to our team,” says Ana Torrence, global CORDURA® brand business director. “His extensive military and leadership experience give him an informed perspective on the importance of durability and the top notch performance that we seek to provide. Additionally, his focus on accelerating our product innovations underscores our commitment to continually driving improvement, and we know he will be a great asset to the CORDURA® brand and its global military, tactical, and law enforcement customers.”

Long has more than 18 years of Department of Defense acquisition experience in government and private industry, where he specialized in product management, contract management and product development. He previously served as the director of operations for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). As part of the CORDURA® brand military team, he will provide expert strategies for understanding our customer’s unmet needs and exploring new innovations and product development to address these needs for both our domestic and international military, law enforcement and tactical customers. .

“I look forward to being part of a world class brand that consistently seeks to provide its customers with quality products which are a critical part of mission success,” Long says. “Coming from a military background, I know how crucial and potentially life-saving it is to have the best gear available. The CORDURA® brand has proven itself time after time as the “go-to” brand when durability counts.”

Long graduated from Lewis Clark College with two Bachelor’s degrees, one in business and the other in fine arts. He completed his Master’s of Business Administration in marketing management from Claremont Graduate University. Long also graduated from the U.S. Army command and general staff officer course and he holds five Department of Defense acquisition certifications. He is a combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, retiring from the U.S. Army after 22 years of active duty as a lieutenant colonel.

www.cordura.com

CORDURA – Combat Wool Fabric

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

New materials really are at the core of providing truly new garments. Let’s face it, you can only make a combat shirt but so many ways. But when you add in a new fabric, possibilities become realities.

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The same CORDURA brand that you know for making texturized nylon used in most of your field equipment has come out with a new fabric called Combat Wool. It consists of a blend of merino wool and nylon, intended to combine the comfort and durability of its base parts. CORDURA claims, through an independent study, that Combat Wool offers 10x better abrasion resistance, 2.1x better tensile resistance, and 1.4x better tear resistance when compared to 100% merino wool fabrics while maintaining the same look and feel. It is currently available in a variety of styles and constructions, including base/mid-layer knits, double face wovens, canvas, ripstop, twills, dobby, and stretch woven fabrics.

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www.cordura.com/en/fabric-technology/wool-fabric.html

First Ascent Mountain OPs Jacket

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

The Mountain OPs Jacket from Eddie Bauer’s First Ascent line caught my eye during a recent Christmas shopping excursion to the local mall. It’s as if someone had taken a mechanic’s garage jacket and modernized it…really modernized it.

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With a 500D Cordura nylon shell, the Mountain OPs jacket integrates 700 fill goose down insulation and an updated look. It boasts 7 pockets including an angled, flapped chest pocket pocket on the left as well as an inset bicep pocket on the left arm and angled pen pocket on the right sleeve. In addition to slash hand warmer pockets, it also features a single pocket on the interior.

The little details really make this jacket. It includes knit collar and inset knit cuffs as well as a fleece chin cup for comfort in the cold.

It is generously cut and designed to layer. Order your correct size unless you want a slim fit, then go down one size. Offered in regular and tall lengths sizes Small – XXLarge. Smoke Grey with Red accents. Remember, Grey is the new Black.

www.eddiebauer.com

MultiCam Materials – 330D Cordura

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Every two weeks SSD showcases a different MultiCam print fabric from Duro Textiles LLC. This week, we are covering Omega. MultiCam is a single camouflage pattern designed to hide the wearer in varied environments, seasons, elevations, and light conditions. After a great deal of commercial success and adoption by elements of US Special Operations Forces, in 2010 MultiCam was selected for use by the US Army as its Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP).

Duro prints on genuine Cordura fabric from Invista. A light-weight fabric, 330D Cordura is used by many manufacturers for use in targeted applications in concert with other materials to lower the overall weight of the item. Additionally, certain manufacturers build specialized load carrying items using primarily 330D for ultralight-weight items. This material is coated on the back side for water resistance and features a face side finished with a durable water repellent.

Specs:
Finished Width – 60 inches cuttable
Finished Weight – 6 oz/yd² approximately
Fiber Content – 100% nylon
Construction – 60/40 (warp/fill)
Breaking Strength – 200/155 (warp/fill) (lbs, minimum)
Download a test report here.

UW Chest rigs from Mayflower Research & Consulting combine low profile and low weight design elements to carry a fighting load. Well known for their no-BS design approach, Mayflower bases their gear on use by those carrying realistic combat loads. The Gen III model UW Chest Rig seen here is currently only sold as a bulk custom item. Contact Mayflower Research & Consulting to discuss your requirements and for details on minimums.

Duro offers progressive pricing based on the number of yards ordered. For more information on this or any of the full line of MultiCam fabrics visit www.multicamfabric.com or email Galpen_Ben@DuroLink.com.