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When Will The 25% Tariff Hit The Polyester Supply Chain?

Unlike the September 2018 10 percent tariff, the additional 15 percent announced for shipments on or after May 10th may not have an immediate impact on the price of polyester yarn imports to the U.S.

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Airbus Tariffs - How Will 100% Duty on E.U. Imports Affect Textile Yarn Costs?

You may have heard that the United States and the European Union are in an escalating battle over imports and exports. Although the fight has been simmering for almost 15 years, it heated up quickly in recent weeks.

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When to Choose Innegra™

In our previous article, What is Innegra™?, we looked at the basic properties of this relatively new fiber and some common uses for it. Now we’d like to share some tips for deciding whether it’s right for your purpose.

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What is Innegra™?

Are you familiar with Innegra™? It’s a new fiber on the market not yet well known among buyers and manufacturers of fiber products. But it has a wide variety of uses, from innovative aerospace materials to extreme sports equipment.

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Understanding the Berry Amendment and its Exceptions Related to Textiles and Sewing

The Berry Amendment was passed in 1941 to promote the use of U.S.-sourced materials in military uses. It primarily covers tools, food, and textiles for use at home and abroad in military operations. The amendment outlines specific rules that govern how these goods are produced.

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What is Cotton Count?

If you’ve come across the term Cotton Count and were a bit confused, you’re not alone. The terminology of the yarn and thread industry can be tricky.

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UHMWPE Suppliers and Types

Tough and durable, UHMWPE (ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene) yarns have the highest tensile strength of any thermoplastic. You may also know these yarns by the names Spectra® and Dyneema®.

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Service Thread Recognized with IFF Greater Good Award

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation(IFF) has selected Service Thread for the 2018 Greater Good Award.

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How the Polyester Yarn Supply Chain is Impacted by the U.S. trade war with China

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.

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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 Will The 25% Tariff Hit The Polyester Supply Chain?

Unlike the September 2018 10 percent tariff, the additional 15 percent announced for shipments on or after May 10th may not have an immediate impact on the price of polyester yarn imports to the U.S.

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You may have heard that the United States and the European Union are in an escalating battle over imports and exports. Although the fight has been simmering for almost 15 years, it heated up quickly in recent weeks.

Read more

In our previous article, What is Innegra™?, we looked at the basic properties of this relatively new fiber and some common uses for it. Now we’d like to share some tips for deciding whether it’s right for your purpose.

Read more

Are you familiar with Innegra™? It’s a new fiber on the market not yet well known among buyers and manufacturers of fiber products. But it has a wide variety of uses, from innovative aerospace materials to extreme sports equipment.

Read more

The Berry Amendment was passed in 1941 to promote the use of U.S.-sourced materials in military uses. It primarily covers tools, food, and textiles for use at home and abroad in military operations. The amendment outlines specific rules that govern how these goods are produced.

Read more

If you’ve come across the term Cotton Count and were a bit confused, you’re not alone. The terminology of the yarn and thread industry can be tricky.

Read more

Tough and durable, UHMWPE (ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene) yarns have the highest tensile strength of any thermoplastic. You may also know these yarns by the names Spectra® and Dyneema®.

Read more

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation(IFF) has selected Service Thread for the 2018 Greater Good Award.

Read more

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

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. 

Read more