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Thursday, July 5, 2012

COATS dabond® V69: a major thread upgrade for my nets

COATS dabond® 

Sun, salt water and wind — marine conditions can be tough on any thread. But even tough conditions like these are a breeze for COATS dabond® — a bonded, twisted continuous filament polyester thread. Combining superior sewability with excellent UV and abrasion protection, COATS dabond is specifically designed to provide resistance against nature’s toughest elements. And because it’s from Coats, you know you’re getting the guaranteed quality and performance globally from the world’s largest thread manufacturer.

Key Benefit:
Can withstand UV degradation in all outdoor applications exposed to marine water and sunlight.

Main Applications
• Sailmaking 
• Boat tops 
• Flags 
• Tents and awnings 
• Canvas and tarps 
• Inflatables/hot air balloons 
• Marine lift slings and tiedowns 
• Military supplies
• Applications requiring chlorine bleach-fastness

Special Features
• Excellent UV resistance for sunlight protection
• Unique bonding technology that safeguards against ply untwisting in zig zag and can sew through many layers of heavily finished fabric
• Dual level lube finish for needle heat protection and smooth sewing
• Excellent bleach, mildew and rot resistance
• The only environmentally-friendly bonded polyester thread available in the market
• The industry standard for sail making and other outdoor and marine applications

Chemical properties of CF Polyester
• Melting point 480-500oF (250-260oC) 
• Low moisture regain 0.4% (drip dry) 
• Excellent resistance to visible sunlight and UV rays 
• Unaffected by mildew, rot and marine water 
• Good resistance to acids and cold alkalis 
• Excellent bleach resistance (chlorine, peroxide, etc.) 
• Specific gravity = 1.38