INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand and Carrington teamed up to offer a flame retardant fabric engineered with CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology.
WICHITA, KS – May 4, 2017 – INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has teamed up with European specialist in military, workwear and industrial protective fabrics, Carrington, to offer a flame retardant fabric engineered with CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology to enhance durability. Designed to protect against multiple hazards in extreme industrial environments, Carrington Flametougher 280AS made with CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology for enhanced tensile, tear, and abrasion resistance offers a multi-norm flame retardant treated solution that meets electric arc performance of 13.5 cal/cm2 (EN 61482-1-1). This innovative fabric will make its debut at Techtextil 2017.
Based in Lancashire, UK, Carrington has been pushing boundaries in protective textiles for 25 years. Flametougher 280AS is the first of Carrington’s new generation of flame retardant coated textiles made with CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology for enhanced durability. The fabric has been industrial wash tested by Carrington’s accredited facility and is proven to continue to offer flame, static electricity and electric arc protection without significant loss of performance, wearer comfort or appearance after 50 wash and wear cycles, making Carrington Flametougher 280AS a long-lasting solution for protective garments worn in foundries, petrochemicals and the oil and gas industry.
“As we look forward to our next fifty years of fabric innovation, we will continue to expand our fabric portfolio, offering solutions where durability is valued,” said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “We are pleased to be collaborating with the talented technical team at Carrington to deliver long-lasting, comfortable, performance-driven textiles that can meet the standards required for protective clothing, such as Flametougher 280AS with its multiple protective capabilities.”
Currently available in twill construction with anti-static grid, further variations are under development to expand the Carrington Flametougher range made with CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology. Future options under consideration include both lighter and heavier weight versions to meet market requirements and alternative constructions such as ripstops.
“Carrington’s flame retardant protective fabrics help provide peace of mind for those at risk working in industries where they are exposed to extreme heat environments,” said Jonathan McKendry, export sales and marketing manager for Carrington. “Using CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology, we are now able to offer a flame retardant, durable fabric solution. We look for innovative technologies that help us to offer enhanced wearer protection against known hazards such as metal splash, chemical splash, fire, heat and sparks, as well as tough fabrics that can withstand the everyday rigors of the industries that we serve.”
To learn more about Carrington Flametougher 280AS fabric featuring durable CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology, visit Carrington at Techtextil Hall 6, B32 or INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand Hall 4.1, G25 or contact us via www.CORDURA.com.
About CORDURA® Brand
INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand essence celebrates individual durability: As Long As The World Is Full Of Durable People, We’ll Keep Making Durable Fabrics™. Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, CORDURA® fabric is a primary ingredient in many of the world’s leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel. The CORDURA® brand is a registered trademark of INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated polymer, intermediates and fibers businesses. To distinguish the CORDURA® brand, the word “CORDURA®” must be spelled out in all caps and used with an ®, and it must be followed by the word “brand” or “fabric.”
With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, air bags and countless other everyday products. A wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries and headquartered in the United States, INVISTA has more than 50 locations around the world. For more information, visit INVISTA.com, Facebook.com/INVISTAglobal and Twitter.com/INVISTA.
One of the largest producers of workwear fabrics in Europe, Carrington exports to more than 75 countries worldwide and produces over 40 million metres of fabric annually. Based in Lancashire, where British textiles began, Carrington has over 125 years’ experience of textile processing and finishing. This is supported by massive investments in one of Europe’s largest fully integrated textile processing and finishing operations. Throughout Europe, and beyond, millions of people go about their tasks in workwear made from Carrington fabrics.