FLAME RETARDANT (FR) SEWING THREAD

Industrial Sewing Thread / FLAME RETARDANT (FR)

Flame Retardant (FR) Sewing Thread

Fire fighters in turnout gear

Flame retardant threads are used where flame or heat resistance are required. Nomex• and Kevlar•-based threads are the most popular FR choices.


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Constructed from 100% Dupont® Nomex® fiber, ChampSecure is used in the manufacturing of both civilian and military clothing where heat and flame resistance is required. It is also used in heavy sewing apparel where flame resistance is required as well as filtration and other high heat applications.

Fiber Type: 100% Nomex®
Construction: Spun of Filament

Application:
Apparel or any article that is to be subjected to heat or flame for brief time periods.

Description:
Champion Thread’s ChampSecure™ is constructed from 100% Dupont® Nomex® fiber. It is used in the manufacture of both civilian and military clothing where heat and flame resistance is required. ChampSecure is used in heavy sewing apparel as well as filtration and other high heat applications.

Advantages:
  • Better long-term resistance to heat than Kevlar™
  • Excellent resistance to heat exposure
  • Abrasion resistance is excellent
  • Not affected by age
  • Quickly decomposes if exposed to chlorine bleach
  • Mildew resistance is excellent

Tex Size Strength (lbs) Elongation Needle Size
24 1.4 24 70-80
27 1.7 26 75-90
40 2.4 28 80-90
60 3.5 28 90-110
80 5.4 28 100-120
90 6.5 28 110-140


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Fiber Type: 100% Kevlar®
Construction: Spun or Filament

Application:
Apparel and bedding products that are subjected to short durations of heat or flame. Also used for cut protection in gloves and other articles.

Description:
Constructed from 100% Dupont® Kevlar® fiber. ChampShield is used in civilian and military clothing where heat and flame resistance is required and is widely used in the bedding trade for flame resistance in mattresses. ChampShield also provides superior performance in cut resistance and is widely used in gloves.

Advantages:
  • Excellent resistance to short term heat/flame exposure
  • Superior strength compared to Nomex®
  • High strength retention after heat application
  • Excellent cut resistance properties
  • Low elongation
  • Excellent resistance to oils and chemicals

ChampShield™
w/ Kevlar®
Tex Size Construction Single End Break (lbs) Needle Size
Spun Para-Aramid T-40 30/2 6.3 100/16
T-60 30/3 10.3 110/18
T-80 30/4 14.0 110/18
T-90 30/5 18.1 125/20
T-105 19/4 21.8 130/21


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