1967

CORDURA® brand name transfers to a nylon product line


1973

1967

CORDURA® brand name transfers to a nylon 6,6 fiber line after DuPont phase out ‘Super Cordura’, a rayon product used extensively in military tires during WW II.

1973

As one of the first new designs since the 1950’s, Kelty releases


1973

As one of the first new designs since the 1950’s, Kelty releases the Serac backpack made complete with CORDURA® fabric.

1975

Kletterwerks adopts CORDURA® fabric for their line of backpacks.


1975

Kletterwerks adopts CORDURA® fabric for their line of backpacks.

1977

CORDURA® brand fabrics based on fully dyeable 1000-denier air-jet


1973

1977

CORDURA® brand fabrics based on fully dyeable 1000-denier air-jet textured nylon 6,6 yarns are launched which stimulates the growth of the soft-sided luggage market

1978

JanSport and Eastpak adopt CORDURA® fabric for their line of daypacks.


1978

JanSport and Eastpak adopt CORDURA® fabric for their line of daypacks.

1982

The world’s first coupled single-step texturing machine is commissioned


1982

The world’s first coupled single-step texturing machine is commissioned in Chattanooga, Tennessee to produce CORDURA® brand qualifying nylon yarns.

1983

Manhattan Portage launches durable messenger bags with CORDURA® fabric


1973

1983

Manhattan Portage launches durable messenger bags with CORDURA® fabric

1988

1000d CORDURA® Plus fabric with twice the number of filaments


1973

1988

1000d CORDURA® Plus fabric with twice the number of filaments is developed for improved softness for use in packs, bags, and upholstery.

1989

500d nylon 6,6 CORDURA® Plus fabric is launched with the same


1973

1989

500d nylon 6,6 CORDURA® Plus fabric is launched with the same denier-filament ratio and softness as 1000d for lighter weight gear and apparel applications.

1991

U.S. military adopts 1000d textured nylon CORDURA® fabrics to replace


1991

U.S. military adopts 1000d textured nylon CORDURA® fabrics to replace leather for lighter weight durable combat boots.

1993

State-of-the-art production facility in Kingston, Ontario, Canada


1993

State-of-the-art production facility in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is commissioned to make qualifying CORDURA® brand specialty yarns.

1996

For their new launch of Carhartt Extremes, Carhartt adds CORDURA®


1996

For their new launch of Carhartt Extremes, Carhartt adds CORDURA® fabric to their CORE outerwear line.

1997

Production facility is installed in Germany and later moved to the UK


1997

Production facility is installed in Germany and later moved to the UK to manufacture qualifying nylon yarns suitable for CORDURA® branded fabrics in order to meet growing demand in the European market.

1998

State-of-the-art production facility in Chattanooga, TN, is commissioned


1998

State-of-the-art production facility in Chattanooga, TN, is commissioned to make qualifying CORDURA® brand specialty yarns. CORDURA® Plus Colorlock™ solution-dyed nylon (SDN) yarn is launched for enhanced color consistency and fade resistance targeted for outdoor UV intensive.

2001

INVISTA launches CORDURA® Ballistic fabrics for luggage market


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2001

INVISTA launches CORDURA® Ballistic fabrics for luggage market using high tenacity nylon 6,6 yarns.

2002

U.S. military adopts newly developed solution-dyed nylon textured


2002

U.S. military adopts newly developed solution-dyed nylon textured CORDURA® fabric with enhanced near infrared signature reduction and camouflage technology for fabric and webbing.

2003

U.S. Marine Corp adopts 725d CORDURA® fabric


1973

2003

U.S. Marine Corp adopts 725d CORDURA® fabric for use in the New Improved Load Bearing (ILBE) rucksack.

2004

On April 30, subsidiaries of Koch Industries, Inc. acquired INVISTA


1973

2004

On April 30, subsidiaries of Koch Industries, Inc. acquired INVISTA from DuPont, which included the CORDURA® brand and all its associated manufacturing assets.

2006

Sea to Summit’s “Ultra Sil Dry Sack” featuring CORDURA®


2006

Sea to Summit’s “Ultra Sil Dry Sack” featuring CORDURA® Ultralite fabric wins Backpacker Magazine Editor’s Choice Award.

2006

Nike adopts CORDURA® fabric for their CORE collection


1973

2006

Nike adopts CORDURA® fabric for their CORE collection of packs and luggage.

2007

Granite Gear’s Nimbus Meridian backpack featuring CORDURA® Lite


1973

2007

Granite Gear’s Nimbus Meridian backpack featuring CORDURA® Lite fabric wins Outside Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award.

2008

INVISTA launches Klopman Vantage fabric featuring CORDURA® brand


2008

INVISTA launches Klopman Vantage fabric featuring CORDURA® brand technology.

2008

CORDURA® Baselayer fabric is launched to provide soldiers and law enforcement


2008

CORDURA® Baselayer fabric is launched to provide soldiers and law enforcement officers with comfortably durable, No Melt No Drip protection.

2009

CORDURA® brand sponsors brand ambassador Helen Thayer.


2009

CORDURA® brand sponsors brand ambassador Helen Thayer.

2009

INVISTA launches CORDURA® EcoMade fabric made with recycled polyester yarns.


1973

2009

INVISTA launches CORDURA® EcoMade fabric made with recycled polyester yarns.

2010

INVISTA launches CORDURA® Denim fabric for Workwear, Outdoor


2010

INVISTA launches CORDURA® Denim fabric for Workwear, Outdoor, and Ready-to-Wear markets.

2011

Levi’s launch first global skateboarding collection featuring CORDURA® Denim fabric


1973

2011

Levi’s launch first global skateboarding collection featuring CORDURA® Denim fabric

2011

CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabric launches to showcase ‘Softer Side of Durability.’


1973

2011

CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabric launches to showcase ‘Softer Side of Durability.’ Fabrics offer a natural cotton-like look and feel with long-lasting performance for a wide variety of apparel end uses.

2011

CORDURA® Duck fabric technology challenges the norm.


1973

2011

CORDURA® Duck fabrics are launched based on an intimate blend of cotton and INVISTA T420 nylon 6,6 fiber.  The toughness you need without sacrificing comfort.

2011

CORDURA® Brand sponsors Backpacker Magazine's 2011 'Get Out More Tour'


1973

2011

Encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to plan their own journeys as well as educating them on the equipment and skills needed for the optimal outdoor experience, the BACKPACKER USA ‘Get Out More Tour,’ helps heighten awareness about the versatility of CORDURA® fabrics used in outdoor gear.

2011

The Gear Junkie Presents “The CORDURA® brand Search for the Most Durable Person”


1973

2011

The Gear Junkie, a well-known online product review and news website for the outdoor industry, presents “The CORDURA® brand Search for the Most Durable Person” Contest

2011

KLIM® ENDURO RIDER PANTS GO FULL THROTTLE ON DURABILITY


1973

2011

KLIM® ENDURO RIDER PANTS GO FULL THROTTLE ON DURABILITY

2012

CORDURA® Naturalle™ Fabric Recognized by the FabricLink Network


1973

2012

CORDURA® Naturalle™ Fabric Recognized by the FabricLink Network as One of the Top 10 Textile Innovations of the Year.

2012

Blåkläder adopts CORDURA® Denim fabric for their X1500


1973

2012

Blåkläder adopts CORDURA® Denim fabric for their X1500 Denim Workwear Collection.

2012

CORDURA® Brand Team Sponsors Arctic Row’s World-Record Row Across Arctic Ocean.


2012

CORDURA® Brand Team Sponsors Arctic Row’s World-Record Row Across Arctic Ocean.

2012

Comfortably, Durable CORDURA® NYCO fabric for workwear.


1973

2012

Penfabric, Malaysia introduces the first collection of CORDURA® NYCO fabrics for workwear.  Combining comfort and durability these fabrics are based on intimate blend yarns made with INVISTA T420 nylon 6,6 staple fiber.

2013

Top 10 ISPO TEXTRENDS win for CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabric from Chia Her.


1973

2013

The first ever win for a CORDURA® fabric in the ISPO TEXTRENDS awards, an international platform promoting innovative and on-trend fabrics for outdoor, fashion, sportswear and accessories.

2013

CORDURA® Air Flow Technology (AFT) for outdoor and athletic footwear.


1973

2013

A new range of 3D mesh and knit CORDURA® AFT fabrics in both polyester and nylon 6,6 and featuring enhanced abrasion and snagging resistance are introduced by Tiong Liong Corporation, Taiwan.

2013

CORDURA® Lite Plus Technology. Nylon 6,6 fibers which are weight


1973

2013

CORDURA® Lite Plus fabrics offer a greater than 12% improvement in tensile strength compared to original Type 725 based CORDURA® Lite fabrics