February 28, 2020 |

Wichita, Kansas – 28, Feb 2020 – INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has played a central role in the recent success of Croatian company Čateks

With a focus on the production of specialized fabrics for the military sector, Čateks is one of the oldest-established mills in Croatia – and one of our most important partners in Europe. The company has a long tradition of high quality, and their well-earned reputation has paid off with the winning of a major contract from the Ministry of Defence in their neighboring country of Slovenia.

Durability that decreases the total cost of ownership

The fabric, to be used in uniforms for Slovenia’s armed forces, is innovative CORDURA® NYCO. Originally developed specifically as a wear resistant, lightweight comfort solution for military combat uniforms, CORDURA® NYCO fabric is engineered with an intimate blend of INVISTA T420 nylon 6,6 staple fibre and cotton.

This results in significantly enhanced abrasion and tear resistance, delivering the exceptional level of durability demanded by garments destined to be worn in the toughest and most hostile environments. This high level of durability pays off in two ways: it means the uniforms can perform more effectively in action, while being more cost effective thanks to a longer life cycle.

At the same time, the high cotton content helps make the fabric easy and comfortable to wear over prolonged periods in action - an essential quality in uniforms for military and tactical wear.

More protection under fire

Another key factor of Čateks CORDURA® NYCO fabric produced for this military contract is how it reacts when ignited. The flame is slow to spread, and the charred fabric residue does not adhere to the skin. Added to other high-performance features, this characteristic helps to make Čateks CORDURA® NYCO fabric an optimum choice in the defence sector.

CORDURA® NYCO and Čateks. A growing military alliance.

In an interview with European online news stream, shown on Čateks website, director Davor Sabolic says:

“In addition to Slovenia, our company has so far manufactured fabrics for the armies of Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Kuwait, Montenegro. We are currently developing projects for the military, special forces units or police in the Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, Estonia, Italy, the Nordic countries and others.”

Čateks is the largest manufacturer of specialized military CORDURA® NYCO fabric in Europe and will be supplying the Slovenian MOD with approximately 180,000 metres over a three-year contract, which the company says is valued at an estimated €3 million.

About Čateks d.d.: Founded in 1874 and growing ever since, Čateks is one of the largest textile companies in the southwestern EU. It has been a dedicated Military/Law Enforcement fabric and camo pattern producer since 1991, when it helped supply the fledging Croatian Army with advanced camo fabrics and uniforms. It consists of three production centers: fabric + fabric finishing, coating + lamination, and garment production. In a vertically-integrated system, this gives more effective control at every stage - and increases technological innovation by combining the know-how of all the production center. This makes Čateks a one-stop shop for technical fabrics and special purpose materials of added value.

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 backpacks and luggage to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel. The CORDURA® brand is a trademark of INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated polymer, intermediates and fibers businesses. To learn more about INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand, end-use products, and marketing tools please visit and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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