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Frequently Asked Questions

 

We’re a global leader in the design and development of industrial thread and engineered yarn. Proactive, personalized service is wound into everything we do. And our commitment to emerging technologies and cutting-edge tools empowers you to work smarter, faster and better.

Review the FAQs listed below, to learn more about who we are and how we can help your organization.

Do you sell to the general public? plus symbol minus symbol

Service Thread is a manufacturer that sells industrial yarn and thread to other manufactures of industrial and commercial goods.

We do not sell directly to individual consumers, only manufactures using industrial yarn products and qualified distributors.

If you are a manufacturer using industrial yarn products, let us know if you need help with your industrial textile requirements.

What types of products does Service Thread manufacture? plus symbol minus symbol

Service Thread designs, develops and delivers engineered yarns and sewing threads that solve product and processing problems and add value through longer running times or faster processing speeds. Many of our products go in to industries including:

What types of fibers does Service Thread offer? plus symbol minus symbol

  • Polyester - Multifilament and Spun
  • Nylon 6,6 and Nylon 6 - Multifilament
  • Cotton
  • Polypropylene

Specialty Fibers

Aramids

  • Kevlar®
  • Heracron®
  • Alkex®
  • Nomex®
  • Technora®

What types of manufacturing capabilities does Service Thread have? plus symbol minus symbol

Service Thread has a variety of capabilities including:

  • Twisting
  • Cabling
  • Doubling for plied yarns
  • Coating
  • Precision winding

Processing capabilities for 200 to 15,000 denier fibers

What is the minimum order quantity for manufacturers to purchase from Service Thread? plus symbol minus symbol

The minimum order quantities range from product to product. Generally speaking, Service Thread has smaller MOQ’s for stock products and larger minimum order quantities for made to order and other specialty products.

Service Thread does not sell in less than case quantities which varies based on product type. For example, case quantities for stock bonded sewing threads are 32 pounds and case quantities for industrial yarns are typically pallet quantities that range from 500 to 1,500 pounds.

Our minimum to become a qualified distributor is 40,000 pounds per year.

Learn more on how to become a qualified Service Thread Distributor.

Does Service Thread have a color card and offer dyed threads? plus symbol minus symbol

Service Thread does not have a color card, however we do offer certain industrial threads and yarns made with solution dyed raw material.

Solution dyed industrial yarns are commonly available in denier sizes 840 for nylon and 1000 denier for polyester. We also offer dyed threads and yarns, to color match specific color request however, this is only available in larger lot quantities.

Typically the MOQ for specialty dyed industrial sewing threads is 600 pounds.

Does Service Thread offer packages in sizes that fits my equipment? plus symbol minus symbol

Service Thread offers a wide range of tube, cone and king spool sizes for sewing thread.

Common Sewing Thread Package Sizes:

  • 1, 2, and 4 pound King Spools (Industrial Sewing Thread)
  • 8 ounce to 20 pound cones for Bag Packaging Thread and Industrial Spun Sewing Threads

Industrial Thread and Yarn Processing Tubes and Cones

  • Precision wound cones for high speed processing
  • Various tube sizes
  • Flanged bobbins
  • Braider packages
  • Specialty Package Options

Packages for Popular Braider, Knitter, Spiral and Binder Equipment Including:

Custom tube and cone sizes are available to meet specialty application requirements. With a material and package specification, Service Thread can quickly determine if we can provide the right product for your application.

What are the prices of a particular product? plus symbol minus symbol

Service Thread’s prices are based on product type and volume requirements. Other factors that go into price are:

  • Raw material size – Finer raw materials generally take longer to process and come at a higher overall cost per pound. It’s important to understand the product size and type you are looking for to get an accurate price.
  • Fiber type – Is it a spun or continuous filament product? What type of fiber is the product made of? What grade of fiber is required to make a product meet application requirements?
  • Final Yarn or Thread Construction – Depending on the product requirements, an industrial yarn or thread may require a single end or multiple ends product. It may also need to be twisted, cabled and/or treated. There are a number of different package sizes that products can be supplied on as well.

All of these details factor into the pricing of our products.

Most customers using industrial textiles lack the equipment needed to test all the physical properties and exact material construction to the paper specification, so we can test samples of your current products to the written specification and supply a detailed test data for your review.

Contact us to get started.