Trelleborg Offers Polymer-Coated Cordura Composite for Tactical Gear Applications

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The Tactwear™ Polymer-Coated Cordura Composite is offered in multiple color combinations and is resistant to water and abrasion. The material can be radio frequency welded or hot air welded for improved production efficiency. They are suitable for applications such as tactical gear, waterproof bags and backpacks and laser cutting.

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Trelleborg to Debut Revolutionary Polymer-Coated Cordura® Composite at Techtextil

­­Techtextil North America 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

February 26-29, 2019.

Booth 1501

RUTHERFORDTON, NC – February 1, 2019: Trelleborg’s engineered coated fabrics business unit will be debuting Tactwear™, its new polymer-coated Cordura® composite, at its booth at Techtextil North America 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tactwear™ provides outstanding lightweight resilience for tactical gear applications.

Tactwear™ composite materials are engineered to extend wear, durability and functionality in the most demanding applications, including tactical gear, waterproof bags and backpacks, and premium performance apparel. Berry Compliant, the material has been developed and is manufactured at the Trelleborg Coated Systems facility in Rutherfordton, North Carolina in the US.

Steve Brockman, General Manager at Trelleborg Coated Systems in the US, says: “Trelleborg has been an innovation leader in the tactical performance materials market for years. Our new Tactwear™ will not only elevate performance for the end user who will wear or use our product every day, it will also bring benefits to our direct customers who convert our materials into finished products.”

Tactwear™ is a lightweight, flexible polymer-coated Condura® composite material suitable for laser cutting. It can be Radio Frequency and Hot Air welded to increase production efficiency, while also providing exceptional quality. Water resistant, it boasts enhanced abrasion resistance, as well as high tear and tensile strength. It is available in multiple color combinations.

This year’s Techtextil North America is the Western Hemisphere's premier event for the ever-growing technical textiles and nonwovens industry. It will be held February 26-29, 2019, at the Raleigh Convention Center, Halls A & B, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Trelleborg will be exhibiting at booth #1501.

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Trelleborg’s engineered coated fabrics operation and Trelleborg Group

Trelleborg’s engineered coated fabrics operation is a part of the Trelleborg Coated Systems business area of Trelleborg Group. With 100 years of experience and continual research, the operation engineers the fabric of industry through customized and pre-conceived solutions adapted to customers’ exact applications.

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 32 billion (EUR 3.28 billion, USD 3.69 billion) and operations in about 50 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap.

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