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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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Quick Fix to Improve Industrial Yarn Processing Efficiency

If you’ve ever wondered why your yarn keeps breaking during processing, read on. We’re here to help you understand how to prevent industrial yarn breakage and loss of productivity in manufacturing.

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What is Young’s Modulus?

Every time you drive down the road and see suspended utility cables, you’re observing Young’s Modulus in action. The raised utility wires have a high modulus and are retaining their shape, even under the high pressures of aerial suspension and weather.

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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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What Do The Latest U.S. Trade Committee Hearings Mean for the Textile Industry?

Trade tensions between the E.U. and the U.S. have continued to escalate after a preliminary list of $11 billion in tariffs was announced in April 2019. In response to European subsidies to Airbus and a subsequent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling, U.S. textile importers have faced a duty of up to 100% on certain materials.

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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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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.

Read more

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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

If you’ve ever wondered why your yarn keeps breaking during processing, read on. We’re here to help you understand how to prevent industrial yarn breakage and loss of productivity in manufacturing.

Read more

Every time you drive down the road and see suspended utility cables, you’re observing Young’s Modulus in action. The raised utility wires have a high modulus and are retaining their shape, even under the high pressures of aerial suspension and weather.

Read more

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.

Read more

Trade tensions between the E.U. and the U.S. have continued to escalate after a preliminary list of $11 billion in tariffs was announced in April 2019. In response to European subsidies to Airbus and a subsequent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling, U.S. textile importers have faced a duty of up to 100% on certain materials.

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