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Lava Spun Polyester

  • Fiber Type: Polyester
  • Thread Construction: Spun
  • Application: General - for sewing anything from light weight garments like blouses & dresses to heavy weight garments like jeans, gloves, mattresses, etc.

Sizes Available

  • Light: T-21, T-27
  • Medium: T-40
  • Heavy: T-60, T-80
  • Extra Heavy: T-90, T-210

Advantages

  • Less expensive than corespun threads.
  • Meets both NAFTA and CAFTA Customs' requirements.
  • Reduced variation in construction.
  • Excellent lubricity.
  • Stronger than cotton threads of equal size.
  • Excellent seam strength.
  • Very good chemical resistance.
  • Very good colorfastness.

Comments

  • Melts when temperatures exceed 480° F - not as good resistance to needle heat as D-Core.
  • On certain types of sewing machines, it may not sew as well as core threads.
Size Tex Size Nominal Tensile Strength Appoximate Yds/lb
100 Poly Tex 21 1.5 lbs 23000
70 Poly Tex 27 2 lbs 16800
50 Poly Tex 40 3.4 lbs 12500
30 Poly Tex 60 4.9 lbs 8300