Invista’s Cordura brand announced a new partnership with DuPont Tate and Lyle Bio Products as part of its continuous effort to develop innovative sustainable textile solutions for durable performance fabrics.
DuPont Tate & Lyle’s Susterra propanediol durable coatings and waterproof, breathable membranes are manufactured through a proprietary fermentation process using plant-derived glucose. In addition to being renewably sourced, Susterra is manufactured using a sustainable process that produces 50 percent less greenhouse gas emissions and consumes 42 percent less non-renewable energy.
Cindy McNaull, global Cordura brand and marketing director, said the collaboration reinforces Cordura’s message that sustainability begins with products that last.
“Products made with Cordura fabrics are long-lasting, which means they need to be replaced less often, helping reduce waste. We constantly look at ways to increase the utility and durability of our products and ways we can benefit the environment,” McNaull stated in a release.
Both companies, who share a common DuPont background, are celebrating important milestones in 2017. Invista’s Cordura brand is celebrating 50 years creating durable solutions for military, workwear and outdoor products. DuPont Tate and Lyle Bio Products is marking a decade of developing sustainable and renewable source based on leveraging the tools of modern biotechnology.
The fabrics can be applied to apparel, footwear and gear. The first innovations resulting from the collaboration will be on display at Techtextil, May 9-12, in Frankfurt, Germany.
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