Lauffenmuhle ULTIMATE Fabric Features CORDURA(R) Brand Fabric Technology

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  • (1888PressRelease) February 17, 2010 - WICHITA, Kan. - German textile producer Lauffenmühle GmbH & Co. KG joined with INVISTA's CORDURA® brand team to develop ULTIMATE fabric featuring CORDURA® fabric technology. The new fabric will form part of Lauffenmühle's Protective Wear line of performance fabrics for workwear.

    The development of ULTIMATE fabric featuring CORDURA® fabric technology signals a new chapter in the life of CORDURA® brand fabrics for workwear applications. Traditionally known as a reinforcement fabric for workwear garments, this new offering from Lauffenmühle brings CORDURA® fabric into the protectivewear market. "Lauffenmühle's ULTIMATE fabric featuring CORDURA® brand technology sets a new standard in terms of performance and durability." said Susannah Rayfield, European CORDURA® brand manager.

    Lauffenmühle's ULTIMATE fabric featuring CORDURA® brand technology, based on an intimate blend of cotton and INVISTA's T420 nylon 6.6 fibre, is treated with flame retardant technology. The CORDURA® brand range of ULTIMATE fabrics comes in four weights - 260g/m2, 290g/m2, 340g/m2 and 360g/m2. Those of 260g/m2, 290g/m2 and 340g/m2 are available with the additional benefit of anti-static protection as specified by EN1149/5.

    ULTIMATE fabric featuring CORDURA® brand technology is certified against ISO11611 and ISO11612. Of particular note is the molten iron splash performance - ISO11612 index E. At 260g/m2 and 290g/m2, ULTIMATE fabric is certified to pass at E2 level. At 340g/m2, ULTIMATE fabric is certified to pass at E3 level. All fabrics in the ULTIMATE range perform to over 150,000 Martindale cycles with woolen abradant at 12KPa weight and have exceptional colour retention to laundering and bleaching, offering the durability that CORDURA® brand fabrics are recognised for.

    "We're proud to be able to produce fabric that not only excels in safety performance, but is durable as well," said Corona Bregenzer, Marketing Manager for Lauffenmühle. "This development between Lauffenmühle and INVISTA's CORDURA® brand team allows us to present an innovative product to our customers and end-users."

    About CORDURA® brand
    INVISTA's CORDURA® brand essence celebrates individual durability: As Long As The World Is Full Of Durable People, We'll Keep Making Durable Fabrics™. Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, CORDURA® fabric is a primary ingredient in many of the world's leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel. 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, used with an ®, and followed by the word "brand" or "fabric."

    To learn more about INVISTA's CORDURA® brand, end-use products, and marketing tools please visit

    About INVISTA
    INVISTA is one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. With a business presence in over 20 countries, INVISTA's global businesses deliver exceptional value for their customers through technology innovations, market insights and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including: ADI-PURE®, ANTRON®, AVORA®, C12™, COMFOREL®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, CORFREE®, DACRON®, DBE®, DYTEK®, FRESHFX®, LYCRA®, PERFORMA™, POLARGUARD®, POLYSHIELD®, POLYCLEAR®, SOLARMAX®, STAINMASTER®, SUPPLEX®, SUPRIVA®, TACTEL®, TACTESSE®, TERATE®, TERATHANE® and THERMOLITE®. For more information, visit

    About Lauffenmühle
    Lauffenmühle GmbH & Co. KG, Kadelburger Straße 11, D - 79787 Lauchringen
    T +49 (0) 7741 602 0 F +49 (0) 7741 602 338 info ( @ ) lauffenmuehle dot de www dot lauffenmuehle dot de
    Specialised in the manufacture of high-tech fabrics with exactly 175 years of experience, Lauffenmühle GmbH & Co. KG supplies work wear collections that are known for their sturdiness, functionality and comfort. State-of-the-art textiles for the scopes of application of corporate wear; protective wear; hygiene, health & care as well as uniform fabrics are the core products of the German market innovator with spinning, weaving and finishing facilities. Textile innovation made in Germany.

    Well-known brands of Lauffenmühle are such as: RELAX - comfort through stretch and elasticity, COMFORTEC - the perfection of wearing comfort, TENCEL - freshness through moisture management, GALAXY - elegance through woven structures, CLASSIC - huge selection - fast availability, YOUNGSTER - worker spirit and wearing comfort, SHIRTLINE - lots of designs and structures, REBECCA LE CHEF - colour and patterns in lots of different combinations, REBECCA À LA CARTE - individual corporate wear, BIOTEC SILVER - permanent hygiene and safety, STARTEC - safety for man and technology, MEDITEC - protection and safety, WARNTEC - safety due to visibility, ULTIMATE - multifunctional protection and durability. For more information, visit:

    CORDURA® Brand Inquiries:
    Three Little Falls Centre
    2801 Centerville Road
    Wilmington, DE 19808

    Media Contact:
    Elizabeth Romero/Nicole Curtis
    Howard, Merrell & Partners
    Tel: 919-844-2714/919-844-2764
    eromero ( @ ) merrellgroup dot com
    ncurtis ( @ ) merrellgroup dot com

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