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Polypropylene Thread

 

Polypropylene thread is high bulk, anti-static, recyclable thread. This Polypropylene Thread Buying Guide helps customers get the right thread for their needs. Our approach is to help you decide if polypropylene thread is the right for you, and provide information about the sizes we sell.
Polypropylene Thread Uses--This is a high bulk thread known for its anti-static properties, resistance to bacteria and micro-organisms, and easy recycling. Use it for sewing textiles, landscape fabrics, sand bags, gravel bags, silt fences, ground covers, automobile trim, carpets, blankets, wall coverings, upholstery, industrial fabrics, clothing, diapers, and medical and hygienic products.

Polypropylene thread is often used to sew bags shut and is a great choice when bags contain foods like wheat or corn. Use our FDA compliant bag closing thread when food is involved.

Polypropylene is about half as strong as nylon or polyester. It starts to melt at 320F making it unsuitable for heat protective clothing. On the other hand its anti-static, bacteria resistance, and acid / solvent resistance make it a favorite for laboratory clothing gear when heat protection is not a factor

Sizes and specifications--We sell polypropylene thread in five sizes or thicknesses. As size increases the thread gets thicker and stronger while the yards-per-pound decrease. Here are the specifications for the sizes we sell.

Commercial Size

Size 46

Size 69

Size 92

Size 138

Size 207

Tex Size

45

70

90

135

210

Government Size

B

E

F

FF

3-Cord

Break Strength - Pounds

3

7

9

12.5

14

Yards Per Pound

10,000

7,100

5,000

3.500

1,900

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