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Cordura was the registered name of a certified rayon fabric from DuPont [1] . Today, it is the registered name of a high-performance Nylon6,6 product manufactured by Invista, a wholly-owned division of Koch Industries, Inc. It is used in a wide range of products from luggage and backpacks to boots, military apparel (such as tactical blade sheaths, ammunition pouches, etc.), and performance apparel.

It is designed to be long lasting and resistant to abrasions, tears and scuffs.

As a brand name, Cordura reaches back to 1929 as a development of Rayon. The product was further developed during the Second World War and used by the military in tires. From 1966 when new formulations of nylon proved superior, the Cordura brand was transferred to the nylon product instead.

Cordura has continued to be developed as a brand by Invista with new products applied to an increasing range of items such as:

  • luggage
  • motorcycle clothing
  • sporting and recreational equipment
  • anywhere that abrasion resistance is important


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