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A-A-55195 - The Mil-Spec for Spun Aramid Sewing Thread

Typically Mil Spec sewing thread standards are long and divided into several sections. They define physical characteristics of thread and are a good reference point for manufacturers however, they can be confusing and its important to understand the basics.  Here is a quick guide to the 8 page standard, A-A-55195 (formerly MIL-T-44100) spun para-aramid sewing threads. 

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Meta and Para Aramid Physical Property Comparison

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.

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How much does Kevlar® (Aramid) cost?

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?

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What is Vectran™?

Vectran™ is a manufactured fiber used to make specialty fabric and typically only those with a specific product application know much about it. This multifilament yarn is spun from a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) and is the only commercially available melt-spun LCP fiber in the world. Vectran™ fiber presents exceptional strength and rigidity because the material is five times stronger than steel and ten times stronger than aluminum. There are no real alternatives when it comes to working with Vectran™ as the qualities it brings to the table are distinctive and highly beneficial.

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Importance of High Modulus Yarn for Wire and Cable Explained

Modulus (fiber elasticity) is a key characteristic of industrial yarn and thread for wire and cable - specifically aramid yarns. Modulus refers to the ratio of stress (force per unit area) along an axis to strain (ratio of deformation over initial length) along that axis. Think about when you stretch a rubber band out to the point right before it deforms or breaks – that is the modulus. When something stretches to the point of deformation, the strength is almost always compromised.

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Reasons Sewing Is a Common Choice For Synthetic Turf Installation

The latest post in our blog series discussing the prominence of industrial sewing thread in the manufacturing of outdoor sports equipment (specifically for American football) touched on key areas of consideration when choosing thread for the production of gear such as nets, tarps, mats and more. In this post, we’ll shed some light on the reasons manufacturers and field managers choose industrial thread for the installation of synthetic turf.

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Industrial Sewing Thread for Athletic Equipment - 3 Things to Consider

Athletics have a significant representation among American manufacturers who produce outdoor equipment for recreation and sports. Football is one pastime that has a particularly high economic impact with its scope of interest from pee-wee flag football leagues, to high schools playing under Friday night lights, to the NFL broadcasted to millions each week. In addition to the many areas you’ll find industrial yarn and thread in a football stadium, the manufacturing of outdoor athletic equipment that supports the game such as nets, tarps and mats are an important aspect to the proficiency and safety of players and fans.

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Sports Equipment Manufacturing - Service Thread Is In The Game!

Recreational, collegiate and professional football organizations make a tremendous economic and social impact on American culture. The position that manufacturers of sporting goods play may surprise you.

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Which is Better for Turf Installations: Sewing or Gluing?

Which is the more effective method when installing synthetic turf fields: sewing or gluing?  Truthfully, both methods are effective and we wanted to highlight the advantages of each:

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Common Bobbin Styles for Industrial Sewing Machines

There are currently over thirty different bobbin styles that are used with sewing machines. (The size of the bobbin is known as the bobbin's style.) Every sewing machine is designed to be used with a specific style of bobbin.  Many know how bobbins aid in sewing, but don't know or understand their various styles and uses. Some of the most common bobbin styles used for industrial sewing are listed below.

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A-A-55195 - The Mil-Spec for Spun Aramid Sewing Thread

Typically Mil Spec sewing thread standards are long and divided into several sections. They define physical characteristics of thread and are a good reference point for manufacturers however, they can be confusing and its important to understand the basics.  Here is a quick guide to the 8 page standard, A-A-55195 (formerly MIL-T-44100) spun para-aramid sewing threads. 

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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

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

Vectran™ is a manufactured fiber used to make specialty fabric and typically only those with a specific product application know much about it. This multifilament yarn is spun from a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) and is the only commercially available melt-spun LCP fiber in the world. Vectran™ fiber presents exceptional strength and rigidity because the material is five times stronger than steel and ten times stronger than aluminum. There are no real alternatives when it comes to working with Vectran™ as the qualities it brings to the table are distinctive and highly beneficial.

Read more

Modulus (fiber elasticity) is a key characteristic of industrial yarn and thread for wire and cable - specifically aramid yarns. Modulus refers to the ratio of stress (force per unit area) along an axis to strain (ratio of deformation over initial length) along that axis. Think about when you stretch a rubber band out to the point right before it deforms or breaks – that is the modulus. When something stretches to the point of deformation, the strength is almost always compromised.

Read more

The latest post in our blog series discussing the prominence of industrial sewing thread in the manufacturing of outdoor sports equipment (specifically for American football) touched on key areas of consideration when choosing thread for the production of gear such as nets, tarps, mats and more. In this post, we’ll shed some light on the reasons manufacturers and field managers choose industrial thread for the installation of synthetic turf.

Read more

Athletics have a significant representation among American manufacturers who produce outdoor equipment for recreation and sports. Football is one pastime that has a particularly high economic impact with its scope of interest from pee-wee flag football leagues, to high schools playing under Friday night lights, to the NFL broadcasted to millions each week. In addition to the many areas you’ll find industrial yarn and thread in a football stadium, the manufacturing of outdoor athletic equipment that supports the game such as nets, tarps and mats are an important aspect to the proficiency and safety of players and fans.

Read more

Recreational, collegiate and professional football organizations make a tremendous economic and social impact on American culture. The position that manufacturers of sporting goods play may surprise you.

Read more

Which is the more effective method when installing synthetic turf fields: sewing or gluing?  Truthfully, both methods are effective and we wanted to highlight the advantages of each:

Read more

There are currently over thirty different bobbin styles that are used with sewing machines. (The size of the bobbin is known as the bobbin's style.) Every sewing machine is designed to be used with a specific style of bobbin.  Many know how bobbins aid in sewing, but don't know or understand their various styles and uses. Some of the most common bobbin styles used for industrial sewing are listed below.

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