Aptan for Apparel

Nylon sewing thread with controlled stretch characteristics and a soft, low friction finish

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Coats Aptan for Apparel is a lubricated nylon thread made from pre-stabilized continuous filament nylon 6.6.

It has controlled stretch characteristics and a soft, low friction finish which reduces the effects of needle heat and offers excellent abrasion resistance. Alongside multiple applications in outdoor goods, sports equipment and seat belts, Aptan is also suitable as a nylon thread choice in apparel sewing.

Compared with the typical apparel sewing threads made from polyester Aptan for Apparel has higher strength and slightly higher elongation properties. Treated with specially formulated lubricant, Coats Aptan for Apparel offers excellent frictional characteristics during high speed sewing operations.

Aptan for Apparel is certified to Öko-Tex Standard 100, class I, the most stringent class covering babywear. It also meets our Coats restricted substance list.

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For a nylon thread choice on stretch denims which are subject to heavy bleach and stone wash, please refer to Coats Nylbond.

All factors should be taken into consideration when transitioning a sewing line from polyester corespun thread (e.g. Coats Epic) to any continuous filament thread as an element of adjustment is most certainly necessary and machines may need to be run at lower speeds.

For garment dye, as fabric fiber content is outside our control, Coats strongly recommends:

  • Preliminary testing of garment dye and finishing technologies to ensure the thread is suitable for the end use intended.
  • Assigning a designated, carefully-controlled area through all stages of production to enough there is no mix-up during sewing or dyeing processes.

Since conditions and applications vary considerably in the use of a product, the customer and/or user should assure herself or himself that the product meets end customer requirements and is suitable for the intended end use. Coats accepts no liability for unsuitable or improper use or application of products.

Information provided above is based on current averages and should be taken only as indicative. Coats accepts no liability for the preciseness and correctness of the information provided.

Product information sheets are updated from time to time, please be sure you are referring to the most recent publication. Coats supports customers with advice on individual applications on request; if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.