To discover at Techtextil trade show, Cordura fabrics with bio-based, breathable, waterproof performance membranes and coatings.
Leading apparel, footwear and gear brands demand innovative, yet eco-efficient material solutions. INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand, in partnership with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, brings a first in a series of eco-innovations to Techtextil trade show, driving the supply of sustainable textiles.
The bio-based membranes and coatings are signed Susterra® propanediol, brand of DuPont Tate & Lyle. “A pure, bio-based, petroleum-free diol, Susterra propanediol delivers high performance in a variety of applications, from polyurethanes and unsaturated polyester resins to heat-transfer fluids.” states DuPont Tate & Lyle.
These new bio-based, breathable, waterproof fabrics are created by leading mills Tiong Liong and Everest, targeting performance footwear, gear and apparel applications.
Tiong Liong, the first authorized mill for footwear and gear as part of the CORDURA® + Susterra® brand collaboration, is dedicated to developing product innovations with eco-efficiency in mind. This is why some of the first composite textiles utilizing the Susterra propanediol thermoplastic polyurethane membranes incorporate Codura EcoMade fabrics made with recycled polyester yarns as well as Tiong Liong’s own Ariaprene foam. Ariaprene foam uses a certified Bluesign system water-based lamination process that is designed for non-skin irritation and does not off-gas harmful pollutants throughout the product lifecycle. Durable, solvent-free, renewable, and recycled are the key descriptors that describe the exciting new developments coming from Tiong Long’s CORDURA® + Susterra® developments.
Everest, the first apparel fabric mill for this CORDURA® + Susterra® brand collaboration, incorporates bio-based membranes and coatings based on Susterra propanediol its Cordura Naturalle fabrics. the fabrics are enriched with polyurethane bio-based membrane containing more than 25% renewable sourced materials by weight and are engineered to help keep the body dry and comfortable in all kinds of weather. The Susterra propanediol- based membrane demonstrates good hydrolysis resistance, excellent low-temperature flexibility, and elasticity thus allowing the membranes to be incorporated with stretch fabrics for added mobility.
“As the textile market continues to look for innovative solutions to help reduce its environmental footprint, we want to provide long-lasting products that need to be replaced less often. Through this collaboration with DuPont Tate & Lyle’s Susterra® brand, designers of apparel, footwear and gear will have access to a wide variety of durable fabric technologies that incorporate high-performance coatings and membranes based on plant-based materials.” Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director.
“Eco-innovations in the industry can take the shape in many forms from renewably sourced products to long-lasting durability to recycled materials. This is exactly what we had in mind as we engaged our first apparel, footwear and gear fabric mill collaboration partners, Tiong Liong and Everest. We worked with eco-efficiency in mind to develop solutions for those brands demanding bio-based, sustainable, performance materials across a variety of markets.” Laurie Kronenberg, global marketing director, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.
Source: INVISTA – CORDURA®