In search of the next generation of military textiles

October 1st, 2020

The U.S. military continues the hunt for breakthrough textile products. by Glenna B. Musante In March of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping the globe, the search for vast amounts of textile personal protective equipment (PPE) became a major focus of the United States government and its military. In response, the U.S. textile industry […]

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INVISTA invests in upgrades

June 27th, 2018

INVISTA, Camden, S.C., has invested $30 million in small-lot equipment for solution-dyed nylon 6,6 bulk continuous filament (BCF) fiber production. The expansion was officially commemorated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in July at the manufacturing facility. The investment supports INVISTA’s commitment to the growth of the Antron brand and the Lumena fiber portfolio that serves […]

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Shandong Ruyi to acquire Lycra® brand

December 22nd, 2017

Chinese textile manufacturer Shandong Ruyi will acquire INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business, which includes the global LYCRA® brand. The transaction will be in the form of stock to further solidify Ruyi’s position as a global leader in the apparel and hygiene markets, and is expected to be completed by mid-2018. In addition to Lycra, […]

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INVISTA awarded Conservation Certification

November 8th, 2017

INVISTA’s Seaford, Del., site has demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship and education by achieving a two-year Conservation Certification from the national Wildlife Habitat Council. INVISTA received the certification for its avian and wetlands/water bodies programs. The Conservation Certification program focuses on creating and enhancing the breeding and nesting habitat for the eastern bluebird and […]

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CORDURA® debuts strongest nylon fiber

March 7th, 2017

INVISTA, a worldwide integrated producer of polymers and fibers, has announced that the company’s CORDURA® brand has developed the strongest nylon-6,6 staple fiber ever produced by the company. T420HT high-tenacity fiber, which will enhance the core strength of CORDURA fabrics, is the result of an intensive two-year research and design process. Already adopted by a […]

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Invista introduces winter denim

June 24th, 2016

In response to research that shows that consumers are interested in the concept of winter jeans, Invista, the Wichita, Kan., integrated producer of polymers and fibers, recently launched two new Thermolite® brand technologies. Denim fabrics made with Thermolite® Infrared technology increase their temperature when exposed to solar or artificial light. Special ceramic pigments are added […]

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CORDURA® teams up with ESMOD students

June 14th, 2016

INVISTA, a Wichita, Kan.-headquartered producer of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers, is launching its workwear brand CORDURA® with future fashion designers. INVISTA has partnered with ESMOD Paris, which provides complete training at the undergraduate and graduate levels in fashion design and business. ESMOD students will develop a style portfolio of casual work wear clothing that […]

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