Nylon Thread


Strong sewing nylon thread for durable, long-lasting seams in sewn products.

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Coats Aptan is a lubricated

nylon thread

made from pre-stabilised continuous filament nylon 6.6 and is suitable for garment dye programmes with nylon fabrics.

Aptan has controlled stretch characteristics and a soft, low friction finish which reduces the effects of needle heat and offers excellent abrasion resistance.

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Features and Benefits

  • Coats Aptan 6.6 nylon thread is 30% stronger than ordinary nylon thread. The higher strength to fineness ratio makes very fine seams possible in footwear and other applications.
  • Compared with the typical apparel sewing threads made from polyester Aptan has higher strength and slightly higher elongation properties
  • Treated with specially formulated lubricant, Coats Aptan offers excellent frictional characteristics during high speed sewing operations
  • Controlled stretch characteristics for good loop formation and tight, firm and balances stitches
  • Excellent loop formation, consistent stitch formation and neat seam appearance
  • Certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, class I, the most stringent class covering babywear
  • Meets Coats restricted substance list


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.

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.