Invista has introduced a new high-strength Cordura, made with the company’s T420HT fiber technology. This is the strongest nylon 6.6 fiber Invista has produced. Cordura, which resists abrasions, tears and scuffs—is used for everything from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, work wear and performance apparel.
In addition to Cordura T420HT, Invista will introduce high-strength Cordura denim and Cordura combat wool. The company is working with Cone Denim to introduce Cordura selvage denim and with Artistic Milliners on Cordura combat wool. Invista has also updated its partnership with Woolrich to introduce a new collection of Wool-Dura, which includes both Cordura and Woolrich wool.
Cordura Nyco, a nylon-cotton blend based on the T420HT high-tenacity fiber, is undergoing wear trials for military applications. The durable but lightweight fabrics, including Cordura Nyco Extreme and Cordura Nyco Tactical fabrics, can be used for military uniforms, outdoor apparel and work wear.
This year, Cordura is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company will launch several new fiber and fabric innovations, new applications, and collaborations. Invista is based in the US. A retro-futuristic collection will include garments made with Cordura combat wool, Cordura denim/tencel blends and Schoeller change and cerasphere coating technologies.