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Overview of Advanced and Modern Materials for Yarn and Thread Construction

Industrial Yarn and ThreadAre 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.

Depending on the requirements of your exact use, there may be another option that is lighter, more wear-resistant, more cut-resistant or otherwise meets your needs better. If you’re selecting a material for lifting slings, wire rope replacement, or other heavy-duty end-use, you may also have special considerations.

For example, some companies have started using UHMWPE for heavy lifting slings due to its lightweight, strength and cut resistance characteristics. Wire ropes now include Dyneema® and/or Spectra because they are light and hold up in difficult conditions.  Weight for weight, UHWWPE yarns are reported to be 15 times stronger than steel and up to 40% stronger than aramids. They float on water and are resistant to moisture, UV, most chemicals and offer good creep, cut and abrasion-resistant properties.

Download our chart below that shows the characteristics of some popular choices for industrial thread and yarn, such as Acrylic, Vectran™, and Innegra™. Use this chart to make your comparisons more easily.Download The Comparison Chart

At Service Thread, we encourage you to investigate advanced and modern materials that are now available in yarn and thread. For more help researching, contact us for expert assistance.

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