There is growing requirement of advanced warfare technology due to increasing terrorist activities and tensions between various countries, which also propels demand for ballistic protection products like bullet proof vests, headgear, armored car, shields, missiles, and eyewear.
Cordura’s Latest Innovations:
A new brand of Invista—“Cordura”—will be showcasing its new fabric innovations for military gear and apparel at IDEX 2017. The wide array of these latest hardwearing and flexible soldier systems fabric technologies on display will comprise lightweight comfort Cordura Nyco Tactical uniform fabrics and Flame Retardant (FR)-coated polyamides for protective vests and Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) with built-in Near Infrared (NIR)/ Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) reflectance capabilities,
• SDN Technologies:
The SDN solutions are suitable for load carriage equipment, knee/elbow pads, body armor covers, boots, and various other similar tactical gears. These textiles are available in a palette of six military colors that meet both infrared and lot-to-lot shade requirements. Moreover, they have fixed NIR/SWIR reflectance ability and high resistance to strength degradation & sunlight UV fade.
• Invista T420HT Fibre:
New T420HT is a high-tech, patent-pending Cordura brand-qualifying “Invista T420HT staple fiber” with excellent persistence. Designed to help improve the core strength of materials and particularly suitable in lighter weight constructions, this fiber technology is the best nylon 6,6 staple fiber ever created by Invista.
• FR-Coated Polyamides:
The latest FR-covered Cordura nylon 6,6 materials are engineered to be the first line of defense of the soldiers in ballistic/protective vests. It can provide protection from flame, thermal propagation, and heat (in case of protective footwear & apparels).
• Cordura Nyco Tactical Uniform Fabrics:
This optimized textile is a comfort blend of cotton & Invista T420 fiber. It is designed to provide safety & security to warfighters and their essential equipment through exceptional durability & lighter weight.
The global ballistic protective equipment market is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period (from 2014 to 2025). The market for ballistic protective equipment is expected to reach USD 5.7 billion by 2025, as per a report published by Grand View Research Inc. Some of the major players in the industry include The E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company; Toyobo Co.; and Honeywell International, Inc.
In-depth report on ballistic protective equipment market by Grand View Research: