INVISTA’s CORDURA brand introduces its innovative and environmentally friendly solutions developed in partnership with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. The new innovative, lightweight stretch solution combines the legendary, long-lasting durability of CORDURA fabrics with the biobased performance of Susterra membranes and coatings.
“CORDURA fabrics are constantly seeking out options that help us achieve sustainable environmental benefits through our innovation continuity, and CORDURA fabrics can do just that by helping to extend product usability and lifecycle,” explains Cindy McNaull , Global CORDURA Business Development Director.
“The textile industry wants innovative solutions that help reduce its environmental footprint, and our goal is to provide long-lasting products that are less frequently replaced. Through our ongoing collaboration with DuPont Tate & Lyle’s Susterra brand, apparel designers are getting access to a wide range of durable fabric technologies that include plant-based high-performance coatings and membranes.”
Everest, the primary fabric manufacturer involved in the project, has integrated bio-based membranes and coatings based on Susterra propane diol from DuPont Tate & Lyle into a series of CORDURA® Naturalle Active endurance fabrics. These Everest fabrics feature a CORDURA Outer Layer coated with a bio-based polyurethane membrane, which accounts for more than 25% of its weight in renewable resources. In addition, the fabrics are engineered to help keep the body dry and comfortable, even in extreme weather conditions. The Susterra propanediol-based membrane has good resistance to hydrolysis, is flexible and elastic even at very low temperatures, and allows integration of membranes into stretch fabrics for added mobility.