Since its creation in 1929, Cordura fabric by the yard has been utilized for a variety of applications. This synthetic (or sometimes a synthetic and cotton based blend) fabric is strong and durable. It has an interesting history, and its unique qualities make it a high caliber fabric for a multitude of projects.
Cordura fabric by the yard comes in a denier nylon variety. Denier nylon and Cordura share similar properties, and denier nylon comes in various fabric weights depending on its intended use. While the Cordura name brought identity to this fabric, its variations are limitless and suited for your every need.
Cordura Fabric’s History and Manufacture
Originally created by the company Dupont, the first uses of the high-tensile cordura fabric were for the military. It was initially classified as a rayon style of fabric, however its biggest use in World War II was for tire material! It was later on classified as a nylon fabric, and after 1977, it became dyeable.
Dying the fabric brought a new level of functionality and potentiality to it. It allowed for the advancement of new products with this long-lasting fabric. The fabric lent itself to the creation of soft-sided luggage bags. It ended up taking over 40% of the bag market from that point forward. Now we see Cordura fabric in our backpacks and luggage but also in jackets and tactical gear with tiger stripe camouflage material. It has most certainly become a staple fabric for the manufacturing of baggage.
As detailed, this nylon fabric comes in various weights depending on the application. A 1000d Cordura, or 1000 denier fabric woven with polyurethane and nylon fibers, makes it not only high tensile in its support, but also very water repellent. The higher the denier count, the thicker and more durable each strand woven in the fiber.
Cordura fabric by the yard as stated is usually a synthetic or synthetic blend of fibers woven in a tighter weave. These fibers are created through a chemical compound process that heightens its durability and strength. Therefore, it’s ideal for many projects.
Cordura Fabric & 1000 Denier Nylon
Cordura’s conception lead the way for Cordura-like fabrics to be born. Denier nylon, along with a polyurethane coating, creates the base of Cordura-styled fabrics. 1000 denier nylon is less expensive than it’s Cordura brand counterpart, but just as high strength and long-lasting. Artists and manufacturers alike benefit from using fabrics that mimic Cordura.
This material is an ideal product for use with applications that expose itself to harsh conditions or bad weather. While the nylon gives an advantage above non-synthetic fabrics, the polyurethane coating helps with water repellent traits and makes this amazing fabric abrasion resistant.
500 Denier Cordura Fabric
Our 500 Denier Cordura fabric is a highly versatile nylon fabric material! It has more strength and heftiness/ bulk than No. 10 (15 ounce) cotton duck and at little more than half the per square yard weight. Cordura Nylon is in fact a textured nylon with a natural spun-like appearance. Its physical attributes include: high abrasion resistance; fade resistant; resistant to rot and mildew; and water repellent. It is known to be quick drying, and so makes for an ideal outdoor fabric material to hold up against the elements. Some of the many suggested uses include: food carriers that need insulation, courier bags, gun cases, camera bags, wallets, luggage, duffel bags, horse blankets, purses, handbags, police/ sea rescue supply bags, ski carrying bags, surfboard holders, sporting equipment goods carriers, and even dog beds.
Cordura-like Denier Nylon’s Versatile Uses
Cordura fabric by the yard is a complex and intricately made fabric. Its use extends into many different applications, including:
- Workwear: This cordura fabric stands tough where other fabrics struggle to hold up. If you work in strenuous environments such as construction or manual labor jobs, this nylon based fabric lasts. Not only does it last through multiple washings, but it will remain as durable as its first use time and time again.
- Jackets: Whether used in adventuring situations for backpacking/trailblazing, or if you need a jacket to keep you safe while riding on your motorcycle, Cordura style fabrics including our ballistic nylon fabric have amazing abrasive qualities that keep you safe depending on the weight of the fabric.
- Coverings: Made with exterior protection in mind, our 1000 Denier Nylon, like Cordura fabric works great when covering your outdoor furniture or watercraft. It’s water repellent and mildew resistant properties protect your outdoor products against all kinds of weather.
- Bags: Cordura fabric has been in luggage applications since the late 1970’s. Whether the basic backpack for traveling or school, or duffel bags for sports gear and working out– whatever the load, this synthetic fabric handles the baggage. Being water repellent, it’s able to withstand harsh commutes and travel.
Not sure which denier nylon works best for your next project? Contact us today and one of your fabric specialists can help you choose the best Cordura style denier nylon that will work for you.