Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Invista classifies attributes & benefits of Cordura fabrics
Invista classifies attributes & benefits of Cordura fabrics
Jan '11
For more than 30 years, INVISTA's CORDURA brand has been recognized worldwide as a fabric of choice for products where durability counts – military uniforms and load carriage, outdoor clothing and equipment, performance workwear, luggage and footwear. Now, INVISTA's CORDURA brand team has classified those fabrics to help customers and consumers alike better understand the attributes and benefits of each technology.

“We wanted to provide our customers with an easy and quick reference to the particular fabric technology they need for their product,” said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA brand and marketing director. “We achieved this by naming each fabric technology with a term that closely describes its dominant attribute. Further, this new classification system will help our audiences better understand the wide versatility of CORDURA brand fabrics.”

Below is 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. Products made with CORDURA Ballistic fabrics feature enhanced tear and abrasion resistance and long-lasting durability.

• CORDURA Baselayer fabric was originally developed to help today's combat soldiers and tactical and law-enforcement officers endure the physical demands that are placed on them each and every day. With the aid of CORDURA Baselayer fabrics, they're able to take on the types of conditions and climates today's military and tactical officers face globally. CORDURA Baselayer fabrics are also ideal for other rugged end-uses such as outdoor and workwear applications.

• CORDURA Classic fabric – the original CORDURA brand fabric – provides rugged, durable performance for a variety of end-uses, including packs, luggage, footwear and performance apparel. Products made with CORDURA Classic 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. CORDURA Colorlock 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 best-in class polyester performance for a variety of end-uses, including packs, bags, luggage, footwear and accessories. CORDURA HP fabrics offer exceptional value and 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. CORDURA Lite 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 an intimate blend of cotton and INVISTA's T420 nylon 6.6 fiber, CORDURA NYCO fabrics provide exceptional abrasion resistance, comfort and durability. Clothes made with CORDURA NYCO fabrics are durable, stylish and always ready to work overtime under some of the toughest workplace conditions. Lightweight and strong - it's what tough, stylish clothing has been waiting for.

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 29th Apr 2017

Textile sector may have uniform GST rate: Irani

The textile sector could have a uniform Goods and Services Tax (GST)...

Textiles | On 30th Apr 2017

Government revamping tech mission on cotton

Indian Government is working to revamp the technology mission on...

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Apr 2017

Columbia Sportswear records Q1 net sales of $543.8 mn

Columbia Sportswear Company has announced record net sales of $543.8...

Interviews View All

Hannah Lane

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search