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CORDURA® Brand Expands TrueLock™ Fiber Platform, Powered by INVISTA Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) Technology for Enhanced Color Durability (7/23/18)
INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand launches new TrueLock™ brand to propel and underscore its commitment
to best-in-class solution-dyed nylon (SDN) 6,6 fiber technology innovation and its commitment to
developing the durable, eco-efficient fabric solutions of tomorrow. A new Wolf Gray color debut at
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (July 23-26, 2018) leads the pack of the brand’s next generation of
CORDURA® TrueLock™ fiber is created from INVISTA nylon 6,6 multi-filament fiber that is solution
dyed, locking the color in at the molten polymer extrusion level to create deep, durable color
throughout the entire fiber structure.
The announcement is a major milestone for INVISTA’s Camden, S.C. facility, which expanded last year
to increase U.S. capacity of high-tenacity, specialty fibers for CORDURA® fabrics. The Camden
investment has accelerated progress in the development of new SDN capabilities – which complement
the facility’s existing high tenacity nylon 6,6 filament fiber manufacturing processes. Plans currently
being put into action at Camden include expansion of the CORDURA® TrueLock™ filament product line
to introduce additional standard colors and deniers, as well as the flexibility to work to smaller
minimum order quantities and custom colorways.
MMI Textiles, a premier supplier and one-stop shop supplying fabric, webbing and elastics in the textile
marketplace for more than 21 years, is the exclusive North American provider of fabrics and webbing
made with the new Wolf Gray CORDURA® TrueLock™ fiber, now through December 2018. Solution-
dyed CORDURA® TrueLock™ fiber is also available in six classic colors designed to not fade or
diminish over time – Desert Sand, Tan, Coyote, Ranger Green, Camo Green and Black.
CORDURA® TrueLock™ fiber is a key component of the CORDURA CaresSM initiative and aligns with
INVISTA’s efforts to communicate its commitment to conserve resources, reduce emissions, protect
the environment and increase the utility and durability of its products, with the end-goal of providing
long-term value to its customers and society.
Since its launch in 2009, the CORDURA CaresSM Program remains committed to supporting efforts
that promote environmental, health and safety excellence and corporate citizenship. Anchored by its
tagline “Sustainability Begins with Products that Last™,” the program pursues goals in four key pillars:
responsible manufacturing, sustainable performance, enduring materials, and corporate citizenship.
The process of color encapsulation used in CORDURA® TrueLock™ fiber offers several environmental
benefits such as reduced water and energy consumption*, and reduced dye and chemical usage in
textile processing. The fiber also delivers additional tangible benefits, including:
• Abrasion resistant color
• UV fade resistant color
• Inherent stain resistance
• Color that doesn’t bleed or crock
• Lot-to-lot color consistency/color uniformity
• Color consistency across different textile components (ex., fabric and webbing)
• Option for fiber with inherent Near-Infrared (NIR) capability
“Throughout our 50-year journey, we’ve worked to establish a foundation built on durable and long-
lasting fiber technologies, including our legacy of solution dyed, high-performance nylon 6,6
offerings,” said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “As we advance on
this journey, we continue to invest and expand our capabilities to include solutions that are not only
durable, but step lighter on the path to sustainability. Our recent Camden facility expansion will allow
us to provide enhanced nylon 6,6 fiber offerings with added performance and eco-efficiency benefits,
opening our doors to the next generation of durable fabrics.”
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