16/09/20 CORDURA® FABRIC TECHNOLOGY
Cordura® is a collection of fabric technologies used in performance apparel and products. First introduced as a type of rayon by DuPont in 1929 and further developed in WW2 when sewn into tire linings to increase puncture protection in rugged combat environments. Cordura® in production today utilises 100% high tenacity nylon 6.6 filament fibre combined with textured fibres for excellent strength to weight ratio resulting in abrasion, tear and scuff resistance whilst offering a finish found in commercially popular fabrics.
Depending on the ‘Denier’ which refers to fibre thickness, Cordura® can be used for complete products or as reinforcements. In the 1990’s, US Marine Corps adopted 725D (Denier) Cordura® fabric for its New Improved Load Bearing rucksack and 1000D inserts replaced leather for lighter weight durable combat boots. For FW20 AFFIX uses 242D for both complete garments (CORDURA DOUBLE VENT COAT) and reinforcements (DUO-TONE WORK SHIRT) combining performance durability with a fluid drape more commonly associated with tailored garments.