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Bonded Polyester vs. UV Treated Polyester: Comparison Results for Industrial Sewing Threads

Manufacturing products for outdoor applications or those that require the product be exposed to UV light, require special specifications to stand up to various environmental conditions. UV degradation of industrial sewing thread is a physical and chemical change that results from irradiation of the base polymers by ultraviolet light. The UV energy absorbed into the thread leads to degradation of the polymeric chain and loss of strength in the thread. It can also affect thread finishes such as bonding as well as causing fading or spotting of thread dye.

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Polyester Yarn Price Update Part One: Understanding Cost Swings

I’ve been in the industrial yarn business for 21 years and haven’t seen anything quite like the current polyester pricing situation. If you buy or sell synthetic yarns, I’m sure that you feel the same way. The fast pace of the modern business environment has impacted every market’s volatility, even the very mature ones (read “old textile businesses”).

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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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Manufacturing products for outdoor applications or those that require the product be exposed to UV light, require special specifications to stand up to various environmental conditions. UV degradation of industrial sewing thread is a physical and chemical change that results from irradiation of the base polymers by ultraviolet light. The UV energy absorbed into the thread leads to degradation of the polymeric chain and loss of strength in the thread. It can also affect thread finishes such as bonding as well as causing fading or spotting of thread dye.

Read more

I’ve been in the industrial yarn business for 21 years and haven’t seen anything quite like the current polyester pricing situation. If you buy or sell synthetic yarns, I’m sure that you feel the same way. The fast pace of the modern business environment has impacted every market’s volatility, even the very mature ones (read “old textile businesses”).

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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