Thomas Ross Camelo

High Performance Specialty Sewing Threads

Specialty sewing threads exist in a number of materials, including meta-aramids, para-aramids, steel, and Vectran. Types of Specialty Sewing Threads: Aramid Sewing Thread: Para-aramid sewing thread: Para-aramid sewing threads have significant temperature resistance benefits over sewing threads made from traditional materials like cotton, wool, polyester, or nylon. At the same time, para-aramids can provide significantly …

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Carbon Fibre in Space

Carbon fibre composites are used in many ways in spacecraft; they are used on launch vehicles, Martian probes, satellites, and re-entry vehicles. Rockets themselves are incredibly sensitive to weight; consider that 94 tonnes of propellant are required in a SpaceX rocket to lift 22 tonnes to low Earth orbit, or to send just 4 tonnes …

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Heat Resistant Yarns: All You Need to Know

Heat resistant yarns have many uses, from high-temperature fabric filters to sewing threads for firefighter suits. Wherever high temperatures and fabrics interact, you’re going to need heat resistant yarns. There are several well-known brands of heat-resistant yarns, like Nomex, Kevlar, Vectran, and Trevira, along with more out-of-the-box yarns like those made from Basalt rock fibre. …

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Monofilament Yarns Are Strong and Durable: A Quick Explainer

Production of Monofilament Yarn The yarn is produced by extruding the material through a precision engineered hole called a spinneret, which determines the diameter and cross-sectional shape of the yarn. Before passing through the spinneret, the raw material has to be prepared to be extruded. Melt spinning is used to produce these yarns from thermoplastic …

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UHMWPE Yarns: Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Yarns, its uses and its benefits

UHMWPE yarn is truly a cut above. UHMWPE is an acronym for ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, which is often known by the brand names “Dyneema” and “Spectra”. It is different to the similarly named HDPE (high density polyethylene). UHMWPE is so called because it has very long chains of repeating monomers, with over 200,000 carbon …

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