For more than 30 years, INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has been recognized worldwide as a fabric of choice for products where durability counts—for military uniforms and load carriage, outdoor clothing and equipment, performance workwear, luggage and footwear. Now, those fabrics have been classified to help customers and consumers better understand the attributes and benefits of each technology.
A summary of the CORDURA® fabric technology classifications:
CORDURA ballistic fabric provides durable performance for a variety of end-uses, including packs, luggage, workwear and motorcycle apparel. Features enhanced tear and abrasion resistance and long-lasting durability.
CORDURA baselayer fabric was originally developed to help combat soldiers and tactical and law enforcement officers endure the physical demands that are placed on them. The fabrics are also ideal for other rugged end-uses such as outdoor and workwear applications.
CORDURA classic fabric provides rugged, durable performance for a variety of end-uses, including packs, luggage, footwear and performance apparel. Fabrics feature enhanced tear and abrasion resistance as well as long-lasting durability.
CORDURA Colorlock fabric offers exceptional design and performance for packs, bags, luggage, upholstery and workwear applications. Fabrics provide excellent stain resistance and colorfastness properties as well as long-lasting, durable wear performance compared to piece-dyed fabrics.
CORDURA HP fabric provides superior polyester performance for a variety of end-uses, including packs, bags, luggage, footwear and accessories. CORDURA HP fabrics offer an optimal print medium.
CORDURA Lite fabric provides lightweight, durable performance in woven and knit fabric construction for a variety of end -uses, including technical packs, day packs, luggage and footwear. The fabrics offer enhanced tear and abrasion resistance with a wide variety of styling options.
CORDURA NYCO fabrics offer comfortable durability in military uniforms, workwear and leisure clothing. Based on a blend of cotton and INVISTA’s T420 nylon 6.6 fiber, NYCO fabrics provide exceptional abrasion resistance, comfort and durability.
CORDURA UltraLite fabrics provide exceptionally light weight yet durable performance with a wide variety of styling options. With weights as low as 1.2oz/yd2 (40g/m2), UltraLite fabrics are ideal for a variety of end-use applications where optimal strength-to-weight ratio is critical, including technical packs, day packs, stuff sacks, pouches, performance apparel, footwear and accessories.