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Cordura Creates TrueLock Durable Color Line to Expand Nylon Offering

Aiming to solidify its position and commitment to expand its solution-dyed nylon (SDN) 6,6 fiber business, Cordura has launched TrueLock, with a new wolf gray color leading the way for the brand’s next generation of durable colors.

Cordura TrueLock fiber was made from parent company Invista’s 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 fiber structure. The company said the development 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 the development of new SDN capabilities that complement the facility’s existing high tenacity nylon 6,6 filament fiber manufacturing processes. Plans currently being put into action at the Camden site include expansion of the Cordura TrueLock filament product line to introduce additional standard colors and deniers, as well as the flexibility to fulfill smaller minimum order quantities and custom colorways.

MMI Textiles, a premier supplier of fabric, webbing and elastics, has been named the exclusive North American provider of fabrics and webbing made with the new wolf fray Cordura TrueLock fiber through the end of the year. Solution-dyed Cordura TrueLock fiber is also available in six classic colors–desert sand, tan, coyote, ranger green, camo green and black–designed to not fade or diminish over time.

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“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,” Cindy McNaull, global Cordura brand and marketing director, said. “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.”

TrueLock fiber is a key component of the Cordura Cares 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, while providing long-term value to its customers and the environment. Anchored by its tagline, “Sustainability Begins with Products that Last,” initiative pursues goals in four key pillars–responsible manufacturing, sustainable performance, enduring materials, and corporate citizenship.

Cordura said the color encapsulation process used in TrueLock fiber offers environmental benefits including 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 resistance, stain resistance, color that doesn’t bleed or crock, lot-to-lot color consistency and uniformity and inherent Near-Infrared (NIR) capability.