Cordura to show fabrics for defence at IDEX 2017 expo

February 09, 2017 - United States Of America

Invista’s Cordura brand, a leading fabric brand for militaries across the globe, is set to show its latest fabrics for military gear and apparel at IDEX 2017, the international defence exhibition and conference for unmanned systems and technologies, from February 19 to 23, 2017, at the Abu Dhabi national exhibition centre, in UAE, in hall 7 A02.

The range of new hardwearing and versatile soldier systems fabric technologies to be displayed at the Cordura brand booth include fabrics featuring the new patent-pending Cordura brand qualifying INVISTA T420HT fibre, 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.

First in a suite of many product improvements for 2017 and targeting next generation durable uniform fabrics, the new T420HT is a state-of-the-art, patent-pending high tenacity staple fibre. Designed to help enhance the core strength of fabrics and particularly suited to use in lighter weight constructions, the Cordura brand qualifying fibre technology is the strongest nylon 6,6 staple fibre ever produced by Invista.

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 colours 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.

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. It’s engineered to help provide security and protection for war-fighters and their vital equipment through US Mil-Spec performance at a lighter weight and exceptional durability.

The newest FR-coated Cordura nylon 6,6 fabrics are designed to be the soldier’s first line of defence 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. (GK)