CORDURA® TRUELOCK™ FABRIC

Engineered with high tenacity nylon 6,6 multi-filament fiber that is solution dyed, locking the color in at the molten polymer extrusion level, CORDURA® TrueLock™ fabric has excellent color fastness, UV-fade and abrasion resistance, extended UV strength stability, and long-lasting color vibrancy. The process used to make CORDURA® TrueLock™ fabric also uses less water, energy and CO2 to help leave a lighter footprint along the path to sustainability.

Characteristics

  • Durable – excellent resistance to abrasion, tear and tensile strength
  • Lot-to-lot & Multi-Component Color Consistency (ex, fabric and webbing)
  • Locked in color – resists ‘frosting’ under abrasion
  • Dull matte non-shiny appearance
  • Inherent IR capability
  • Resists color loss after UV exposure or washing
  • Retains strength after extended UV exposure
  • 100% high tenacity nylon 6,6 filament fiber

 

Meets US Military NIR spectral reflectance requirements

Available in classic US Military and other tactical colors: Coyote-498, Desert Sand-503, Tan-499, Camo Green-483, Ranger Green, Black, and Wolf Gray with built-in IR signature reduction for improved concealment.

NIR Graph

Color Consistency and Uniformity

Compared to piece-dyed fabric, CORDURA® TrueLock™ fabric has superb colorfastness and lot-to-lot color consistency. Multiple textile components such as fabrics and webbing made with CORDURA® TrueLock™ fiber will have consistent color uniformity when used in the same end item.

Resists Fade Loss after UV Exposure

Images show amount of color loss after various exposures to accelerated Xenon-Arc light (100 to 1000 AFU) tested per AATCC 16E

Fabric UV fade test

WATER
Every 250,000 linear meters of fabric made with CORDURA® TrueLock™ fiber can save over 467,000 liters of water. That’s enough water to quench the thirst of nearly 500 people for a whole year or fill 0.2 Olympic size swimming pools.




ENERGY
Every 250,000 linear meters of fabric made with CORDURA® TrueLock™ fiber can save over 408,000 mega joules of energy. That’s enough energy to power more than 10 households for an entire year or an old school 60-watt light bulb for 216 years.





EMISSIONS
Every 250,000 linear meters of fabric made with traditional piece dyeing emits about 26,845 kgs of CO2. That’s the equivalent of driving a car non-stop for 4.9 years or driving around the world 2.3 times.

*2013 LCA study based on the average comparison of conventional level acid Piece Dyeing to SDN at 3 independent/3rd party dyeing and finishing mills.

CORDURA® TRUELOCK™ FABRIC

Performance Features

  • UV Fade Resistant color
  • Abrasion resistant color – resists ‘frosting’
  • UV strength stability
  • Inherent IR capability
  • Color that doesn’t bleed or crock
  • Lot-to-lot color consistency
  • Multi-component Color Uniformity
  • Meets US Military specification for designated colors



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