INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand behind the
success of Croatian company Cateks
brand has played a central role in the recent success of
Croatian company Cateks.
With a focus on the production of
specialized fabrics for the military sector, Cateks 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.
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.
Another key factor of Cateks 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
Cateks CORDURA® NYCO fabric an optimum choice in the defence
CORDURA® NYCO and
Cateks. A growing military alliance.
In an interview with European online news
stream novo.hr, shown on Cateks website, director Davor Sabolic
“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.”
Cateks 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 Euro 3 million.