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PTFE Industrial Sewing Thread Advantages & Disadvantages

PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) is a thermoplastic polymer with a very low coefficient of friction along with excellent chemical, temperature, and environmental resistant properties.  Commonly known by its brand names of Teflon™ , Yeumiflon® , or Profilen® , PTFE can be manufactured as a specialty fiber or thread for a broad range of applications including filtration, outdoor fabrics, electrical cables, and protective garments.

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Prevent Industrial Sewing Thread Breaks With These Tips

If your top thread is shredding or coming apart while sewing, this could indicate a common issue with the process. When the sewing machine pushes the needle through the material, it grabs the thread with a hook (or “looper”), while the needle rises back up. If there is a problem with this step it causes the thread to peel back, shred, break, flake, or not even get caught at all.

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Needle Sizes and Systems for Industrial Sewing Thread

Until the 1940s, there were no standardized size designations for home or industrial needles; each manufacturer chose the sizing system they liked best and there were over 40 systems of sizing in use.

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PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) is a thermoplastic polymer with a very low coefficient of friction along with excellent chemical, temperature, and environmental resistant properties.  Commonly known by its brand names of Teflon™ , Yeumiflon® , or Profilen® , PTFE can be manufactured as a specialty fiber or thread for a broad range of applications including filtration, outdoor fabrics, electrical cables, and protective garments.

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If your top thread is shredding or coming apart while sewing, this could indicate a common issue with the process. When the sewing machine pushes the needle through the material, it grabs the thread with a hook (or “looper”), while the needle rises back up. If there is a problem with this step it causes the thread to peel back, shred, break, flake, or not even get caught at all.

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Until the 1940s, there were no standardized size designations for home or industrial needles; each manufacturer chose the sizing system they liked best and there were over 40 systems of sizing in use.

Read more