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CORDURA fabrics accepted into Material ConneXion’s Library of Innovative Materials

Industry News | April 3, 2013 | By:

INVISTA’S CORDURA® Denim, Duck and Naturalle™ fabrics were

voted into the world’s largest innovative materials library, Material ConneXion. Through a majority vote by a creative

and materials professional panel, CORDURA® fabric was awarded three Certificates of Materials Excellence.

“The Material ConneXion library contains some of the most advanced and innovative materials in the world,” said Dr.

Andrew H. Dent of Material ConneXion. “Our monthly jury comprised of experts from diverse fields selects the

materials providing an impartial choice. The panel of experts recognizes high quality materials and we are pleased to

have CORDURA® fabrics in our innovative collection.”

Material ConneXion will display the accredited CORDURA® brand fabrics in 10 locations: New York, Bangkok, Beijing,

Cologne, Daegu, Istanbul, Milan, Seoul, Shanghai and Skövde. In addition, a corresponding entry will be available via

Material ConneXion’s online database providing a description of the materials. Fortune 500 companies, architects,

designers and other textile-focused clientele rely on Material ConneXion’s library and consulting services.

“We are honored to be selected by such a prestigious materials library, Material ConneXion.” said Cindy McNaull,

global CORDURA® brand marketing director. “Our fabrics are consistently chosen by outdoor, military, workwear,

footwear and performance apparel customers when durability counts. We are eager to expand our horizons and

introduce our innovative, performance-driven CORDURA® fabrics to the design community through Material

ConneXion’s extensive Library of Innovative Materials.”

CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabric is made with high-tenacity, full-dull nylon 6,6 fiber technology and provide a

natural, cotton-like hand and appearance with durable, long-lasting performance. CORDURA® Naturalle™

fabrics offer enhanced tear and abrasion resistance and are available in woven and knit constructions,

including moisture management, DWR, laminates, as well as two and four way stretch technologies.

CORDURA® Duck fabrics are designed for clothing that requires an extremely comfortable yet durable and

wearable fabric solution. CORDURA® Duck fabric can take the punishment inflicted at work or on the

weekend, while also providing long-lasting comfort.

CORDURA® Denim fabric is based on an intimate blend of cotton and INVISTA’S T420 nylon 6.6 fiber, which helps

hard-working jeans last longer. Jeans made with CORDURA® Denim fabric are exceptionally durable without

compromising on comfort and style.

Material ConneXion is a global materials and innovation consultancy that helps companies

create the products and services of tomorrow through smart materials and design thinking. Focused on delivering

Innovation That Matters, Material ConneXion is the trusted advisor to Fortune 500s, and any forward-thinking

company or government agency seeking a creative, competitive or sustainable edge. Material ConneXion’s international network

of specialists provides a global, cross-industry perspective on materials, design, new product development,

sustainability and innovation. Material ConneXion maintains the world’s largest subscription-based Materials Library of

over 7,000 innovative materials and processes—an indispensable asset to a wide audience of users.

INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand essence celebrates individual durability: As Long As The World Is Full Of Durable People,

We’ll Keep Making Durable Fabrics™. Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, CORDURA® fabric is a

primary ingredient in many of the world’s leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage,

upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel. The

CORDURA® brand is a registered trademark of INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated polymer, intermediates

and fibers businesses.

To learn more about INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand, end-use products and marketing tools please visit

our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and

polyester applications. With a business presence in over 20 countries, INVISTA’s global businesses deliver exceptional

value for their customers through technology innovations, market insights and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks.


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