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The Difference Between Nylon 6.6 and Nylon 6

Nylon is a family of polymers, and all nylons share certain characteristics. However,there are some significant differences among types of nylon. Not all nylons are the same.

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Overview of Advanced and Modern Materials for Yarn and Thread Construction

Are you using the most modern and advanced yarn and thread? If you haven’t re-evaluated your options lately, it’s a good time to compare the latest yarn and thread materials to see if there is a better choice.

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Flame Retardant vs. Flame Resistant Threads And Yarns

What Is The Difference Between Flame Retardant And Flame Resistant Threads And Yarns
 
Untreated continuous multifilament polyester yarn, on the left, burns vigorously when the ignition temperature is reached, then melts, emits black smoke, and drips. FR treated continuous multifilament polyester, in the middle, shrinks away from the flame, melts, and drips, but it resists flaming once the source is removed. Therefore the smoke is greatly reduced and the retardant has done its job. Untreated aramid yarn, on the right, burns with difficulty because of its high LOI, so the flame extinguishes when the heat source is removed. Aramid does not melt but decomposes, showing signs of thermal degradation.

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What Are Flame Resistant Yarns And Threads?

What Are Flame Resistant Yarns And Threads

 

The video above features untreated continuous multifilament polyester thread on the left, which burns vigorously once ignition temperature is reached, melts, emits black smoke and drips. Untreated aramid yarn on the right burns with difficulty because of high LOI. The flame extinguishes when the heat source is removed.  Aramid does not melt but decomposes showing signs of thermal degradation.

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What is Flame Retardant Yarn and Thread?

Fame Retardant_with_Music

The video above features NeC 8/4 staple spun polyester. The untreated thread on the left burns vigorously once ignition temperature is reached, melts, emits black smoke and drips. The treated thread on the right melts and drips, however, resists combustion and flaming, therefore, smoke is greatly reduced, retardant has done its job.

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Benefits Of Innegra™ And How Best To Put It To Use

We sat down with Jen Hanna, the director of business development at Innegra™, to discuss the benefits of Innegra™ and how it can be put to the best use in a variety of applications. It’s a relatively new material to the market and many Service Thread clients have requested more information about it.

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Understanding Ohm Values in Conductive Yarns or Yarns for Static Dissipation

Ohm values vary for different industrial yarn and threads. Your choice depends on your specific application - do you need conductivity or static dissipation in your process or product? 

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Multi-filament Meta-aramid vs. Para-aramid

Meta-aramid and para-aramid fibers may be similar, but they have some significant differences. To better understand these differences, let’s look at the physical properties of each of these and see how they compare to a commodity high tenacity polyester.

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How Can Industrial Thread and Yarn Twist Affect Your Process?

To understand twist contraction, think about a ship’s mooring rope. It’s a large, thick rope with thousands of yarns braided and twisted inside. Try to lift a section of the rope, and you’ll find it’s quite heavy.

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Estimating Yield and Length of Yarn and Thread Packages

Industrial yarns and threads are made of various fiber types and sizes which aresupplied on a wide range of package sizes with different lengths and yields.  Most products are ordered by the pound, which may leave you wondering, “How long is it?” It’s important to understand the length and yield of your products to help improve your processing efficiency and waste reduction. 

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The Difference Between Nylon 6.6 and Nylon 6

Nylon is a family of polymers, and all nylons share certain characteristics. However,there are some significant differences among types of nylon. Not all nylons are the same.

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Are you using the most modern and advanced yarn and thread? If you haven’t re-evaluated your options lately, it’s a good time to compare the latest yarn and thread materials to see if there is a better choice.

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What Is The Difference Between Flame Retardant And Flame Resistant Threads And Yarns
 
Untreated continuous multifilament polyester yarn, on the left, burns vigorously when the ignition temperature is reached, then melts, emits black smoke, and drips. FR treated continuous multifilament polyester, in the middle, shrinks away from the flame, melts, and drips, but it resists flaming once the source is removed. Therefore the smoke is greatly reduced and the retardant has done its job. Untreated aramid yarn, on the right, burns with difficulty because of its high LOI, so the flame extinguishes when the heat source is removed. Aramid does not melt but decomposes, showing signs of thermal degradation.

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What Are Flame Resistant Yarns And Threads

 

The video above features untreated continuous multifilament polyester thread on the left, which burns vigorously once ignition temperature is reached, melts, emits black smoke and drips. Untreated aramid yarn on the right burns with difficulty because of high LOI. The flame extinguishes when the heat source is removed.  Aramid does not melt but decomposes showing signs of thermal degradation.

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Fame Retardant_with_Music

The video above features NeC 8/4 staple spun polyester. The untreated thread on the left burns vigorously once ignition temperature is reached, melts, emits black smoke and drips. The treated thread on the right melts and drips, however, resists combustion and flaming, therefore, smoke is greatly reduced, retardant has done its job.

Read more

We sat down with Jen Hanna, the director of business development at Innegra™, to discuss the benefits of Innegra™ and how it can be put to the best use in a variety of applications. It’s a relatively new material to the market and many Service Thread clients have requested more information about it.

Read more

Ohm values vary for different industrial yarn and threads. Your choice depends on your specific application - do you need conductivity or static dissipation in your process or product? 

Read more

Meta-aramid and para-aramid fibers may be similar, but they have some significant differences. To better understand these differences, let’s look at the physical properties of each of these and see how they compare to a commodity high tenacity polyester.

Read more

To understand twist contraction, think about a ship’s mooring rope. It’s a large, thick rope with thousands of yarns braided and twisted inside. Try to lift a section of the rope, and you’ll find it’s quite heavy.

Read more

Industrial yarns and threads are made of various fiber types and sizes which aresupplied on a wide range of package sizes with different lengths and yields.  Most products are ordered by the pound, which may leave you wondering, “How long is it?” It’s important to understand the length and yield of your products to help improve your processing efficiency and waste reduction. 

Read more