Innovation, agility and effects-oriented development are not just characteristics of complex electronic systems or space age weapon systems. Improvements in performance in even what some might consider the most mundane of systems can bring increased effect, sustainability and survivability to the soldier.
Textiles, fabrics, polymers – all the materials that make up the soldier’s clothing, harnesses and load-bearing equipment – all depend on the science of polymer engineering to one degree or another. INVISTA’s CORDURA is no exception, and the company had a wide range of applications for it on show at Future Forces Forum in Prague this week.
The range of new hardwearing and versatile soldier systems fabric technologies on display at the CORDURA brand booth – Hall 3A, Stand 306 – include Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) technologies with built-in NIR/SWIR reflectance capabilities, lightweight comfort CORDURA NYCO Tactical uniform fabrics and FR (flame retardant)-coated CORDURA brand polyamides for protective vests.
“We know life in the military or with a tactical unit can be grueling. This means that soldiers need to be equipped to outperform any opponent or situation they may encounter on the battlefield,” said J.D. Long, global CORDURA brand innovation manager.