The CORDURA brand recently showcased new fabric innovations at Techtextil, held May 4–7 in Frankfurt, Germany, including a new range of CORDURA qualifying fibers designed for the development of durable hi-vis knitted and woven fabrics.
The high tenacity polyester fiber range is air-jet textured for enhanced abrasion resistance and tensile and tear strength. Finished CORDURA fabrics made using these qualifying fibers can be printed, laminated or used in uncoated forms and are suited for products such as outdoor clothing, high performance sportswear and safety footwear.
The latest developments in CORDURA fabrics from HoYu in Taiwan offer durable stretch functionality. These CORDURA Classic 500D nylon 6,6 fabrics combine abrasion resistance with the stretch recovery performance of INVISTA’s LYCRA® T400® fiber and find application in high performance apparel such as workwear reinforcement and motorcycle garments. The CORDURA fabric collection features a range of rugged, comfort flex solutions such as four-way stretch CORDURA Naturalle™ fabrics from Labtex, also in Taiwan, and bi-directional stretch fabrics combined with COOLMAX® fiber from Minlan Fabric Industrial Co. Ltd., Taiwan, suitable for sports and outdoor active apparel.