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Quality yarns for wire and cable manufacturing

Service Thread designs and supplies high-quality binder yarns, ripcord threads, and aramid yarn strength members to exceed abrasion resistance, processing speed, yield, gauge, and weight. Our propitiatory water absorbing swellable yarns and non-wicking textile yarns are designed to run clean, with less build-up powdering, and processing issues than most older product designs. 

We’re a U.S.-based, global leader in developing and manufacturing engineered yarns and threads. We help wire and cable manufacturers solve material availability and textile processing challenges by sharing our knowledge, global supply chain partnerships and advanced processing techniques.

Customers who value quality, reliability, technical support and short lead times for their technical yarns needs, choose Service Thread.

Improve your products and processes with:

  • High-quality, precision wound product design
  • Variety of packages types and sizes
  • Product and process technical support
  • Same-day shipping

Common treatments and coatings available for wire & cable

  • Swellable - Super absorbent coating designed to block water penetration
  • Non-Wicking - Hydrophobic treatment designed to prevent water migration. Typical water migration is less than one inch vertically in a six hour period
  • Abrasion Resistant - Treatment for ripcords allowing for easier, more consistent ripping without breakage. Designed with armor jacketed cables in mind
  • Waxed Treatment - Various waxes applied to aid in stiffness and tackiness of material - primarily for cable harness tying

Ripcords for every purpose

As an ISO 9001:2015 registered U.S. manufacturer, we offer high-performance abrasion resistant ripcords designed to pull through armored jackets easily with no breaks or hang-ups.

Here are some of properties of our most popular ripcords:

Nylon Ripcords

Common Nylon Ripcord Constructions
Strength (lbs) Yield (yds/lb)
Diameter (in)
Elongation
Monocord        
840/1 Nylon 18 5,300 0.0080 20 %
1050/1 Nylon 20  4,250  0.0100  22 %
1260/1 Nylon 28  3,500  0.0110  20 % 
Cabled        
840/1/2 Nylon 34  2,650  0.0200  21 % 
1260/1/4 Nylon 112  885  0.0420  20 % 
1680/2/3 Nylon 220 450 0.0550 22 %

* variety of Other fibers and constructions available upon request

Polyester Ripcords

Common Polyester Ripcord Constructions
Strength (lbs) Yield (yds/lb)
Diameter (in)
Elongation
Monocord        
1000/1 Poly 20 4400 0.0100 13%
1300/1 Poly 24 3400 0.0110 13%
1500/1 Poly 30 2800 0.0145 13%
Cabled        
1000/1/2 Poly 35 2070 0.0235 20%
1000/1/4 Poly 70 1035 0.0315 20%

* variety of Other fibers and constructions available upon request

Aramid Ripcords

Common Aramid Ripcord Constructions  Strength (lbs)
Yield (yds/lb)
Diameter (in)
Elongation
Monocord        
1000/1 Aramid 50 4400 0.0100 3-4%
1500/1 Aramid 72 2800 0.0145 3-4%
Cabled        
1000/1/2 Aramid 90 2070 0.0235 4-5%
1000/1/3 Aramid 140 1380 0.0300 4-5%
1500/1/2 Aramid 140 1380 0.0315 4-5%
1500/1/3 Aramid 200 935 0.0355 4-5%

* variety of Other fibers and constructions available upon request

 

Dependable binder yarn cobbs

With the many different types of binders and braider equipment used in wire and cable manufacturing, Service Thread offers diverse packaging options to support them all. Contact us for the best material type, construction and package size for your application. Here is a quick run down on some popular material constructions.

Binders

Common Binders
Strength (lbs)
Yield (yds/lb)
Diameter (in)
Elongation
Polyester        
840/1 16 5300 0.0080 13%
1000/1 20 4400 0.0100 13%
1300/1 24 2800 0.0110 13%
Nylon        
5040 Nylon 94 860 0.0235 20%
Para-Aramid        
1000/1 Para-Aramid 50 4400 0.0100 3-4%
1500/1 Para-Aramid 72 2800 0.0145 3-4%

*Other fibers and constructions available upon request

 

Waxed lacing cords, designed with your feedback

We designed our lacing cords with feedback from our customers for superior knot retention and ease of use. Our waxed lacing cords are made in the USA and ready for same-day shipment.

WAXED Poly LACING CORDS

Popular Waxed Polyester Lacing Cords Strength(lbs) Yield (yds/lb) Diameter (in) Package Sizes
P1000/4 75 810 0.0340 8oz, 1 lb
P1000/1/4 75 800 0.0360 8oz, 1 lb
P1000/9 160 380 0.0500 8oz, 1 lb
P1000/1/9 160 355 0.0530 8oz, 1 lb
P1000/12 215 280 0.0600 8oz, 1 lb

 

Services and solutions - fast

We customize products and services to fit your needs. We’ll shorten your lead times and help you improve efficiency. Reach out to us for technical assistance and scientific explanations.

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