SUNMAX 53A1000000 PTFE sewing thread is made of 100% pure PTFE. PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) is a thermoplastic polymer with a very low coefficient of friction along with excellent chemical, temperature, and environmental resistant properties. The thread can be used for a broad range of applications including filtration, outdoor fabrics, electrical cables, and protective garments.
Virtually chemically inert –only a few chemicals that can affect PTFE fibers and only element
ary alkali metals such as sodium can permanently damage the material.
100% UV resistance – PTFE fibers do not degrade in the presence of UV light unlike polyester and nylon. They will maintain their tensile properties indefinitely. This makes PTFE ideal for sewing outdoor fabrics.
Non flammable –PTFE has a very high LOI (>94%) and will not burn.
Low coefficient of friction – PTFE will repel most chemicals which makes it very effective as a filtration media. As a sewing thread, because of the very low friction, PTFE is basically self lubricating making it very easy to sew with.
Excellent thermal and electrical insulator – PTFE has a very high continuous service temperature of 500 deg F.
Appropriate for food and medical use – PTFE is approved by the FDA for use in food applications and in the medical field.
The thread can be used for a broad range of applications including filtration, thermal insulation jacket, outdoor fabrics, electrical cables, and protective garments.