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Vision is a UV-resistant polyester
embroidery thread from Quality Thread
& Notions. It's designed for applications
where embroidery is exposed to the
sun. Photo: Quality Thread & Notions
" I get calls when
[fabricators] have open
needle holes and are
having a wicking problem
or skipped stitches due to
sewing over th icker seams
where material parts join
or fr ayed th read. Th ese are
just some of th e problems
th at can indicate th ey're
using th e wrong needle. "
Ron Russell,
Groz-Beckert
Not too long ago, the company introduced
Aruvo, a PTFE thread with
a multifi lament construction. The
thread-which is resistant to harsh
weather, UV rays, chemicals, rot and
mildew-is easy to work with and is
similar in sewing behavior to standard
threads typically used in the marine
and other outdoor environments, says
Groce, adding that Aruvo is designed
to last the life of the fabric and comes
with a limited lifetime warranty.
Becka says blues, grays and tans are
in high demand, prompting QTN to
launch four new stocking colors (toast,
chocolate, sapphire and light gray) in
its SolarFix®
PTFE line, although the
company also gets occasional requests
for brighter colors, like reds, lime, yellow
and orange. Designed for environments
with a high exposure to sun,
weather or cleaning chemicals, SolarFix
has 18 stocked colors with custom
color matching also available.
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For embroidery applications exposed
to sun, the company offers Vision, a
UV-resistant polyester thread. And in
2020, the company launched its Sunguard+
UVR bonded polyester thread.
According to Becka, this is " even more
resistant " to cleaning chemicals than
the original Sunguard thread.
" This proved to be a timely solution
to new cleaning guidelines that have
emerged as a result of the pandemic, "
says Becka. " UV and chemical resistance
are becoming increasingly important
since COVID has changed how
people live. More time is being spent
outdoors and cleaning practices have
greatly increased. "
Pamela Mills-Senn is a Seal Beach, Calif.based
freelance writer.
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