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CORDURA® Brand and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Shape the Future of Sustainable Textiles

Wichita, KS – March 9, 2017 – INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products announce a collaboration to deliver a new chapter in innovative sustainable textile solutions for performance fabrics. Now, designers of apparel, footwear and gear will have access to leading durable performance fabrics that incorporate sustainable materials.

Both companies, who share a common heritage by tracing their roots to DuPont, a global science company, are marking major milestones. The CORDURA® brand is celebrating 50 durable years of continuous advancements that have helped shape the world of military, workwear and outdoor products. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is celebrating a decade of offering high performing ingredients from a sustainable and renewable source based on leveraging the tools of modern biotechnology.
“Working with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is the beginning of great things to come,” said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “At the core of our brand’s DNA is a dedication to delivering durable next generation fabric technologies. Products made with CORDURA® fabrics are long-lasting, which means they need to be replaced less often, helping reduce waste. We constantly look at ways to increase the utility and durability of our products and ways we can benefit the environment. Ultimately, our belief is that ‘Sustainability Begins With Products That Last™, and this forms the perfect backdrop for our collaboration with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.”

DuPont Tate & Lyle’s Susterra® propanediol durable coatings and waterproof, breathable membranes are manufactured through a proprietary fermentation process using plant-derived glucose. In addition to being renewably sourced, Susterra® is manufactured using a sustainable process that produces 50% less greenhouse gas
emissions and consumes 42% less non-renewable energy than equivalent petroleum-based diols. At the manufacturing facility’s full capacity, that is equivalent to taking 40,000 passenger cars off the road and turning off one million 100W incandescent lightbulbs for one full year.
“We are thrilled to be working together with the CORDURA® brand, combining our unique capabilities and expertise, and building on our track records of delivering innovation to the marketplace,” said Laurie Kronenberg, global marketing director for DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. “Together, we can revolutionize the future use of sustainable textiles by delivering innovative solutions that marry the legendary long-lasting durability of CORDURA® fabrics with the bio-based performance of Susterra® propanediol based membranes and coatings.”
For more information and to see some of the first cutting-edge innovations resulting from this collaboration, Booth G25, Hall 4.1 at Techtextil, May 9-12, 2017, in Frankfurt, Germany. 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 and used with an ®, and it must be followed by the word “brand” or “fabric.”
To learn more about INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand, end-use products, and marketing tools please visit www.CORDURA.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is a joint venture between DuPont, a global science company, and Tate & Lyle, a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients company. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products provides natural and renewably sourced ingredients that enhance product performance. For more information on Susterra® propanediol, visit www.Susterra-performs.com to see the solutions we offer across a wide variety of markets and applications.
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