CORDURA® re/cor™ Recycled Nylon 6,6 (RN66) at Techtextil, Frankfurt (Germany) –Expansion of the range of sustainable performance textiles for workwear
“Sustainability and climate protection are central topics in C.F. WEBER’s day-to-day business and have gained further momentum since the presentation of sustainable rPES fabrics at the A+A last autumn in Düsseldorf. Meanwhile, the demand for adequate products made of recycled Nylon 6,6, which in terms of performance are comparable to classic CORDURA® fabric qualities, is huge from all sectors, with WORKWEAR leading the way.” – says CEO Stefan Friedrich.
At Techtextil (June 21-24, 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany), C.F. WEBER, now the first German company and long-standing authorized mill partner of the CORDURA® brand, will present the first fabric samples made of CORDURA® re/cor™ Recycled Nylon 6,6 (RN66). Initially, the new fabric will be launched in the color black and in three different weave types.
In terms of quantifiable benefits versus Virgin Nylon 6,6, the production of CORDURA® re/cor™ RN66 produces 83% fewer greenhouse gas emissions consumes 82% less energy, and uses 57% less water. CORDURA® re/cor™ RN66 is made from 100% pre-consumer fiber material that is 100% GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified.
This is precisely where C.F. WEBER has seen the challenge for years: “Until now there was no yarn, certainly not in Nylon, that met the high demands for performance and sustainability, especially in WORKWEAR. But this is about to change with the CORDURA® re/cor™ High-Quality-Yarns now offered by INVISTA”, Stefan Friedrich said.
“We are very pleased to bring this exciting new technology with C.F. Weber to market just a few months after launching CORDURA® re/cor™ Recycled Nylon 6,6 (RN66). These first fabrics are proof that we have succeeded in developing an innovation that our customers and partners have been asking for,” leads Malayka Erpen, CORDURA® Business Development Director EMEA.
Techtextil offers an excellent platform to discuss new approaches and solutions with customers and business partners. C.F. WEBER can be found in hall 11.1, booth C46, and CORDURA® Advanced Fabrics in hall 9.1, booth C70.
About C.F. Weber
- F. WEBER, with around 50 highly motivated employees at its production site in Germany, is one of the leading, fully integrated manufacturers of technical textiles for a wide range of applications and industries. Experience and expertise are the hallmarks of this owner-managed family business founded in 1840. With its high vertical range of manufacture, from weaving and dyeing to coating and laminating, the company combines all processes under one roof, offering its customers individual and innovative complete textile solutions from a single source. C.F. WEBER’s high-quality standards are underpinned by certification to ISO 9001: 2015.
About CORDURA® Brand
CORDURA® fabric is a primary ingredient in many of the world’s leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from casual apparel and activewear to footwear, backpacks, military/tactical wear, and workwear. 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.” To learn more about INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand, end-use products, and marketing tools please visit www.cordura.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
INVISTA is a global manufacturer of chemical intermediates, polymers, and fibers. From parts for the automotive industry to medical equipment, airbags, food packaging, carpet, and clothing, our ingredients in the nylon 6,6 and polypropylene value chains help bring many of life’s essential products to market. A subsidiary of Koch Industries since 2004, INVISTA is committed to innovation and responsibly creating more value for its customers and society while consuming fewer resources to make these products. See the bigger picture at INVISTA.com
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