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The UV resistance of polypropylene and polyester explained

Plastic fibers have found their place in the modern world by their many applications. Polypropylene and polyester are two families of plastics that are common for people to use day-to-day. For industrial uses, polypropylene and polyester have very different characteristics that make them suitable for different environmental stresses including sunlight exposure. Understanding the differences in UV resistance between polypropylene and polyester can help you decide the best yarn or thread for your application.

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Improving Karg Braider Performance with Yarn Bobbin Design

 One of our large industrial hose manufacturing customers had problems getting long lengths without yarn breaks or run outs in their Karg reinforcement yarn braiding department.  Like most fluid hose manufacturers, they were using a combination of flanged bobbins wound in-house and cardboard prewound braider tubes to meet their production scheudule demands.  

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Polyester vs Nylon for Lifting Slings

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More and more webbing manufacturers are using nylon rather than polyester. We’ll discuss why and how to make the switch if you’re considering it.

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Dave Savage

Industrial Yarn Specialist

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The UV resistance of polypropylene and polyester explained

Plastic fibers have found their place in the modern world by their many applications. Polypropylene and polyester are two families of plastics that are common for people to use day-to-day. For industrial uses, polypropylene and polyester have very different characteristics that make them suitable for different environmental stresses including sunlight exposure. Understanding the differences in UV resistance between polypropylene and polyester can help you decide the best yarn or thread for your application.

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 One of our large industrial hose manufacturing customers had problems getting long lengths without yarn breaks or run outs in their Karg reinforcement yarn braiding department.  Like most fluid hose manufacturers, they were using a combination of flanged bobbins wound in-house and cardboard prewound braider tubes to meet their production scheudule demands.  

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More and more webbing manufacturers are using nylon rather than polyester. We’ll discuss why and how to make the switch if you’re considering it.

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