On September 17th the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Office announced additional tariffs of 10 percent on 5,745 items with an approximate value of $200 billion USD. As most of the world is aware, the Trump Administration and China are in a heated economic battle.Read more
When you are searching for a fiber or yarn for specific application requirements, there are many options to choose from. Meta-aramid and para-aramid yarns and threads are two popular choices for heat resistance and superior tensile strength.Read more
Recently, we have posted several blogs on determining yarn and thread size and the importance diameter has in specific manufacturing applications. Figuring out the diameter and size product that is needed can be calculated using the equations and conversion charts we have previously provided however, for quick reference we have also put together a list of the common industrial yarn types, sizes and diameters already converted for you!Read more
Having the correct needle to thread configuration is essential for running a cost efficient and effective performing application within your sewing system. Though this practice is often overlooked, choosing the correct needle for your sewing application is absolutely critical to flawless performance. With the new thread and sewn fabric materials available today, it may be time to check the needle size for your operation – Are you having skipped stitches and thread breaks? Are you using the same needles you have always used? Here are some tips to help you see if you have an opportunity for improvement.Read more
The relationship between yarn diameter and yarn size can be critical in determining the final product and fiber needed to meet specific application requirements. A yarn or thread size and its diameter will affect the coverage of a yarn in a hose, how large of a yarn will fit into a wire or cable, and is important in determining the needle size required in industrial sewing applications.Read more
Thickness (or diameter) is one of the basic physical properties of textile materials. In certain industrial applications, the thickness may require rigid control within specified limits. Bulk and warmth properties of textile materials are often estimated from their thickness values, and thickness is also useful in measuring some performance characteristics, such as before and after abrasion and shrinkage.
The relationship between yarn diameter and yarn size can be critical in determining the yarn or thread size needed to meet your requirements. A yarn or thread’s diameter and width can will affect the coverage of a yarn in a hose, how large of a yarn will fit into a wire or cable, and is important in determining the needle size required in industrial sewing applications.Read more
Aramid fiber is best known by the trademark name DuPont™ Kevlar® and offers many unique and beneficial properties. With aramid raw material costs between five and thirty times the cost of nylon or polyester, many manufacturers look for ways to save when aramids are required for their application. What seems on the surface like an easy question is a lot more complicated than you might think. So, what are some of the factors that contribute to the total cost of industrial aramid yarn or thread?Read more