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General Specs: Multifilament Polyester Types Compared

Polyester is a category of polymers, and all polyesters share certain characteristics however there are some significant differences in physical properties among all the types of multifilament polyester.  Not all polyesters are the same.

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Winding Bobbins vs. Using Pre-wound Bobbins for Heavy Duty Sewing Applications

Are you wondering whether its more beneficial for you to wind your own bobbins in-house or purchase pre-wound bobbins from a thread manufacturer?

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DuraFiber Multifilament Polyester Alternatives

In October 2017 DuraFiber Technologies, previously Performance Fibers, once a leading US supplier of high-tenacity polyester fibers, engineered fabrics, sewing threads and advanced materials, closed its three facilities in the United States

DuraFiber produced a number of widely used types of polyester in the United States and the different types are still referenced by companies searching for quality alternatives today.  Many of the available alternatives happen to have more consistent properties with tighter tolerances but this ultimately depends on the type of alternative polyester. 

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Troubleshooting Series - How to Check Industrial Sewing Thread

Checking your sewing thread regularly is the best way to prevent wearing and shedding that can harm your sewing process.

In this video, Service Thread Sewing Sales and Tech Support Manager Dane Hatcher demonstrates how to check your thread for UV damage, look for bond separation, examine the twist level, check the bobbin tack, and make sure you have enough lube in the top thread.

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Lower Manufacturing Costs By Increasing Hose Production Line Speeds

Hose manufacturing partners running high tenacity polyester, nylon and para-aramid yarns all strive for one thing: lower manufacturing costs. There are many cost cutting methods, but the most effective are automation and faster line speeds. Faster line speeds often depend on equipment capabilities, design and material supply.

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Guide to Yarn Cord and Tape Dimensions (aka Width or Gauge)

Many industries use cord and tape in their products, like motor manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and recreational sports. There are also many military uses of cord and tape which cover mil-specs A-A-52080, 81, 82, 83, and 84.

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A Guide to Determining Sewing Speed Without Specialized Tools

You can determine sewing speed without using any type of specialized tools. Simply follow the steps outlined below.

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The Importance of Your Tube and Package Dimensions

The tubes and packages you choose for your industrial yarn and thread can have a big impact on your production efficiency. They affect your process, your ability to operate at high speeds, your rate of slowdowns, your overall productivity, and ultimately your success as a company. 

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Troubleshooting Series - Industrial Sewing Tension Setting Tutorial

If your machine’s tension is wrong, you’ll deal with thread shedding, pulling, and breakage, plus poor stitch quality.

In this video from our troubleshooting series, Service Thread Sewing Sales and Tech Support Manager Dane Hatcher demonstrates how to adjust your bobbin tension, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to know when the tension is just right.

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Troubleshooting Series - Industrial Sewing Shuttle Maintenance Tutorial

Do you have lint or lubrication buildup in your industrial sewing machine’s shuttle?

In this video, Service Thread Sewing Sales and Tech Support Manager Dane Hatcher demonstrates how to remove the shuttle and shuttle race, then perform a quick examination and cleaning routine that ensures your machine is in good working order.

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General Specs: Multifilament Polyester Types Compared

Polyester is a category of polymers, and all polyesters share certain characteristics however there are some significant differences in physical properties among all the types of multifilament polyester.  Not all polyesters are the same.

Read more

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Are you wondering whether its more beneficial for you to wind your own bobbins in-house or purchase pre-wound bobbins from a thread manufacturer?

Read more

In October 2017 DuraFiber Technologies, previously Performance Fibers, once a leading US supplier of high-tenacity polyester fibers, engineered fabrics, sewing threads and advanced materials, closed its three facilities in the United States

DuraFiber produced a number of widely used types of polyester in the United States and the different types are still referenced by companies searching for quality alternatives today.  Many of the available alternatives happen to have more consistent properties with tighter tolerances but this ultimately depends on the type of alternative polyester. 

Read more

Checking your sewing thread regularly is the best way to prevent wearing and shedding that can harm your sewing process.

In this video, Service Thread Sewing Sales and Tech Support Manager Dane Hatcher demonstrates how to check your thread for UV damage, look for bond separation, examine the twist level, check the bobbin tack, and make sure you have enough lube in the top thread.

Read more

Hose manufacturing partners running high tenacity polyester, nylon and para-aramid yarns all strive for one thing: lower manufacturing costs. There are many cost cutting methods, but the most effective are automation and faster line speeds. Faster line speeds often depend on equipment capabilities, design and material supply.

Read more

Many industries use cord and tape in their products, like motor manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and recreational sports. There are also many military uses of cord and tape which cover mil-specs A-A-52080, 81, 82, 83, and 84.

Read more

You can determine sewing speed without using any type of specialized tools. Simply follow the steps outlined below.

Read more

The tubes and packages you choose for your industrial yarn and thread can have a big impact on your production efficiency. They affect your process, your ability to operate at high speeds, your rate of slowdowns, your overall productivity, and ultimately your success as a company. 

Read more

If your machine’s tension is wrong, you’ll deal with thread shedding, pulling, and breakage, plus poor stitch quality.

In this video from our troubleshooting series, Service Thread Sewing Sales and Tech Support Manager Dane Hatcher demonstrates how to adjust your bobbin tension, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to know when the tension is just right.

Read more

Do you have lint or lubrication buildup in your industrial sewing machine’s shuttle?

In this video, Service Thread Sewing Sales and Tech Support Manager Dane Hatcher demonstrates how to remove the shuttle and shuttle race, then perform a quick examination and cleaning routine that ensures your machine is in good working order.

Read more