Fabric Technology

What is CORDURA® technology?


CORDURA® technology is a fabric technology developed by INVISTA, a leading integrated fibers and polymers company. CORDURA® fabrics are known for their exceptional durability, strength, and resistance to abrasions, tears, and scuffs. They are commonly used in a wide range of applications where toughness and performance are essential, such as outdoor gear, military equipment, workwear, and luggage.

Main features

Durability and Longevity

Highly resistant, making them exceptionally durable.

Weather Resistance

Weather resistance, suitable for use in all weather conditions.

Lightweight and Comfortable

Lightweight, providing comfort and ease of movement.

Versatility in Applications

Various choices, making them suitable for different applications.


CORDURA® fabric is typically made from nylon fibers through a process involving polymerization, extrusion into yarns, weaving or knitting into a fabric structure, optional coating or laminating for added properties, and finishing treatments such as dyeing or printing.

While CORDURA® fabric itself is not inherently waterproof, some variations may be treated with water-resistant coatings or laminates to enhance their weather resistance.

CORDURA® fabric is commonly used in outdoor gear, military equipment, workwear, luggage, backpacks, footwear, and other products where durability and performance are important.

CORDURA® fabric is known for its superior durability and abrasion resistance compared to many other fabrics. It is often chosen for applications where toughness and longevity are critical.

Despite its durability, CORDURA® fabric can be engineered to be lightweight and comfortable, depending on its construction and application.

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