Anyone who works with industrial fabrics knows DuPont™ Kevlar® has a reputation for being one of the world’s toughest fabrics. However, it’s sometimes criticized for being impossible to dye. This isn’t completely true.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
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
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
Recently, we have posted several blogs on determining yarn and thread size and the importance diameter has in specific manufacturing applications. Figuring out the diameter and size product that is needed can be calculated using the equations and conversion charts we have previously provided however, for quick reference we have also put together a list of the common industrial yarn types, sizes and diameters already converted for you!Read more
The relationship between yarn diameter and yarn size can be critical in determining the final product and fiber needed to meet specific application requirements. A yarn or thread size and its diameter will affect the coverage of a yarn in a hose, how large of a yarn will fit into a wire or cable, and is important in determining the needle size required in industrial sewing applications.Read more
Thickness (or diameter) is one of the basic physical properties of textile materials. In certain industrial applications, the thickness may require rigid control within specified limits. Bulk and warmth properties of textile materials are often estimated from their thickness values, and thickness is also useful in measuring some performance characteristics, such as before and after abrasion and shrinkage.
The relationship between yarn diameter and yarn size can be critical in determining the yarn or thread size needed to meet your requirements. A yarn or thread’s diameter and width can will affect the coverage of a yarn in a hose, how large of a yarn will fit into a wire or cable, and is important in determining the needle size required in industrial sewing applications.Read more
The critical reason for a wire and cable manufacturer to use a water blocking treatment in their product is to prevent access and dissipation of water and moisture throughout the cable. When deciding on which treatment to use (i.e. gel, yarn, or powder based) in your cable, it’s important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of each application method.