Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hemseal Adhesive Thread

Posted by Beni Schaub at 3:38 AM
Coats plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, is launching Hemseal, a new product delivering additional fixing qualities to the hems of tailored garments.  The adhesive thread has a low melt portion which adheres to fabrics when pressed under heat, helping to hold hems in place even if the stitching fails. 

Blind stitching hems of garments produces a neat, unobtrusive hem line but, because it is a chain stitch using a single thread, it can easily unravel and cause the hem to drop down.  Hemseal is used as part of the hem construction and can also be reactivated by repressing.

Rajiv Sharma, CEO, Industrial Division, Coats plc said: ‘The advantage of Hemseal is that the hem remains in place even if the blind stitch used to sew it unravels.  This helps enhance the durability of the garment and will reduce those annoying ‘instant’ hem drops that can happen in clothing like tailored suits and school uniforms.

Hemseal can be used on most types of fabrics – including heavier ones requiring additional seam adhesion where it can be incorporated in the overlock stitching

Learn more about sewing from the sewing instruction section here on Apparel Search.  From that section you can learn more about stitches and seams.

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Coats Hemseal is constructed from 85% low melt co-polyamide and 15% polyester. It is designed for use in the hems of tailored trousers, dresses and skirts to deliver additional security to the blind stitched hem. Using a blind stitch for the hems of tailored garments produces a neat, unobtrusive hem line but because the stitch formation used (stitch type 103) is a single thread chainstitch it can easily unravel allowing the hem to fall.

When producing an overlock serged and blindstitched hem Coats Hemseal delivers additional security because it is used as part of the overlock serged hem construction and when the seam is pressed the low melt Co-PA portion of Coats Hemseal adheres to both fabric plies. This results in the hem remaining affixed even if the blindstitch used to sew the hem becomes unravelled.

Thermal Properties
 Co-polymer polyamide melts at 110ºC, softens at 90ºC
 Polyester melts at 250-260 degrees, softens at 220 - 240 °C

To find out more about Hemseal go to: http://www.coatsindustrial.com/en/products-applications/industrial-threads/hemseal

About Coats

With a rich heritage dating back to the 1750s, Coats is the world's leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, at home in more than 70 countries, employing over 20,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2013 were US$1.7bn.

Their  well-known brands and strong relationships with customers and consumers mean their  products and services meet current and future needs. Their company-wide understanding of their business partners and consumers, coupled with the deep expertise of their people, builds trust and certainty.

Coats’ pioneering history and innovative culture ensure the company continues leading the way around the world: providing complementary and value added products and services to the apparel and footwear industries; extending the crafts offer into new markets and online; and applying innovative techniques to develop products in new areas such as tracer threads, aramids and fibre optics.

·  One in five garments on the planet is held together using Coats’ thread
·  100 million car airbags are made using Coats’ thread every year
·  Coats produces enough yarn to knit 70 million scarves a year
·  In three and a half hours, Coats makes enough thread to go to the moon and back
·  400 million pairs of shoes are made every year using Coats’ thread
·  One million teabags using Coats’ thread are brewed every 10 minutes
·  Thousands of surgical operations take place every day using Coats’ thread
·  Thomas Edison used Coats’ thread in 1879 to invent the light bulb
·  Coats produces enough thread to reach around the Equator every 11 minutes
·  Coats is the second largest and fastest growing global zip manufacturer

To find out more about Coats visit www.coats.com

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