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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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IFAI Expo 2015 Anaheim, California

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a trade assocation of member companies in specialty fabrics and advanced textiles with 1,491 members from 42 countries.  Each year in October IFAI hosts the IFAI Expo, providing industrial textile companies and professionals with the opportunity to:

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Commission Yarn Converting and Tolling-FAQ

When raw material yarn shipments from China are late and you're meeting production demands with overtime charges,you might consider getting some help from a qualified yarn converter.

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A-A-55220 - The Mil-Spec for Kevlar®  Sewing Thread

Para-aramid yarns and sewing threads like Kevlar®, Twaron, Technora, and Heracron are widely used in aerospace, industrial and military applications where high strength, high flame and melt resistance, and low creep and elongation are desired.  With obvious uses in military applications, the U.S. Department of Defense developed a set of standards in 1978, MIL-T-87128, to describe the physical and operational characteristics for para-aramid, intermediate modulus thread used for machine and hand sewing.

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Five Reasons Polyester Yarn Costs Will Increase in 2015

In spite of the reduction in petrochemical feed stocks like PTA and MEG, delivered costs for polyester used by US manufacturers will likely increase during the coming year.  While the market production capacity for polyester fiber exceeds worldwide demand, there are several factors that are keeping prices from dropping for US firms:

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How to Improve Sewing for Singer 7 & Consew Heavy Duty Sewing Machines

Singer Class 7 and other Class 7 sewing machines will run reliably for years if setup properly, oiled daily, and serviced regularly.  These lock stitch machines were originally designed in the early 1900’s to use a bottom thread wound onto a flanged metal bobbin.  This under bobbin thread, if not properly wound, will:

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How to Set Up Singer 7 and Consew 7 to use Style 41 (S41) Pre-wound Bobbins

One of the best upgrades for your Class 7 industrial sewing machine is switching from the metal operator wound under bobbins used in the early 1900s to the pre-wound Style 41 bobbins

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Quick Guide to Mil Spec A-A-59826 VT-295 Nylon Sewing Thread

Mil Spec or Military Standard sewing threads are typically made in the USA and created to meet certain basic quality standards.  Mil-Spec standards have been adopted by many industrial thread users in the US. Nylon is one of the most widely used thread fiber materials used in heavy duty industrial sewing applications.  Let’s take a look at A-A-59826, the United States Department of Defense product standard for nylon thread to be used in machine sewing and hand sewing.  You can find the complete standard here, so I’ll focus on Types I, II, and III here, since these are the most widely used for industrial machine sewing.

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What is Mil Spec Thread: MIL-DTL-32072 (formerly V-T-285-F)

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Customers often ask for thread that meets Mil Specs.  These specifications or standards are often used by other government organizations and industries, so it is important to understand the basics of the standard. Here’s a summary of MIL-DTL-32072 the United States Department of Defense product standard for multifilament polyester thread to be used in machine sewing. The standard outlines minimum product physical specifications and is divided into several sections in the 17 page standard.

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Solution Dyed Yarn Vs Package Dyed Yarn: What Should You Use?

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We get questions every week from manufacturers who want to use one or more ends of a colored yarn or thread for product identification (marker threads) and for production marketing and differentiation.   An understanding of the types of dyed yarns available, and the advantages and disadvantages of each is crucial to product performance and design. 

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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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The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a trade assocation of member companies in specialty fabrics and advanced textiles with 1,491 members from 42 countries.  Each year in October IFAI hosts the IFAI Expo, providing industrial textile companies and professionals with the opportunity to:

Read more

When raw material yarn shipments from China are late and you're meeting production demands with overtime charges,you might consider getting some help from a qualified yarn converter.

Read more

Para-aramid yarns and sewing threads like Kevlar®, Twaron, Technora, and Heracron are widely used in aerospace, industrial and military applications where high strength, high flame and melt resistance, and low creep and elongation are desired.  With obvious uses in military applications, the U.S. Department of Defense developed a set of standards in 1978, MIL-T-87128, to describe the physical and operational characteristics for para-aramid, intermediate modulus thread used for machine and hand sewing.

Read more

In spite of the reduction in petrochemical feed stocks like PTA and MEG, delivered costs for polyester used by US manufacturers will likely increase during the coming year.  While the market production capacity for polyester fiber exceeds worldwide demand, there are several factors that are keeping prices from dropping for US firms:

Read more

Singer Class 7 and other Class 7 sewing machines will run reliably for years if setup properly, oiled daily, and serviced regularly.  These lock stitch machines were originally designed in the early 1900’s to use a bottom thread wound onto a flanged metal bobbin.  This under bobbin thread, if not properly wound, will:

Read more

One of the best upgrades for your Class 7 industrial sewing machine is switching from the metal operator wound under bobbins used in the early 1900s to the pre-wound Style 41 bobbins

Read more

Mil Spec or Military Standard sewing threads are typically made in the USA and created to meet certain basic quality standards.  Mil-Spec standards have been adopted by many industrial thread users in the US. Nylon is one of the most widely used thread fiber materials used in heavy duty industrial sewing applications.  Let’s take a look at A-A-59826, the United States Department of Defense product standard for nylon thread to be used in machine sewing and hand sewing.  You can find the complete standard here, so I’ll focus on Types I, II, and III here, since these are the most widely used for industrial machine sewing.

Read more
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Customers often ask for thread that meets Mil Specs.  These specifications or standards are often used by other government organizations and industries, so it is important to understand the basics of the standard. Here’s a summary of MIL-DTL-32072 the United States Department of Defense product standard for multifilament polyester thread to be used in machine sewing. The standard outlines minimum product physical specifications and is divided into several sections in the 17 page standard.

Read more
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We get questions every week from manufacturers who want to use one or more ends of a colored yarn or thread for product identification (marker threads) and for production marketing and differentiation.   An understanding of the types of dyed yarns available, and the advantages and disadvantages of each is crucial to product performance and design. 

Read more