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Trilobal polyester thread for machine embroidery

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Coats Sylko is a trilobal polyester thread for machine embroidering.

Coats Sylko has superior lustre, durability and smooth operation at the highest speeds, which have made them a popular choice among embroidery customers seeking performance and durability.

Main Uses

  • Activewear
  • Outdoor Wear
  • Caps, bags and casual wear
  • Demanding applique operations

Features & Benefits

  • Produced using the most advanced technology to guarantee optimum performance
  • Excellent lustre and extensive range of colours and durability
  • Superior colour fastness and chemical resistance
  • Unique lubrication resulting in high productivity
  • Superior abrasion resistance for demanding end-uses
  • Certified to Öko-Tex Standard 100, class 1, the most stringent class covering babywear
Coats Sylko - Trilobal polyester embroidery thread
Global Offer Tex No. Ticket No. (Nm) Ply Average Strength Elongation % Min - Max Recommended Needle Size
      cN Grams   Singer Metric

*Needle size recommendations are a guide only and ultimately depend on the sewing application

Since conditions and applications vary considerably in the use of the thread and yarn, Coats and its distributors can make no guarantee of results. These recommendations are given in good faith but without warranty or liability on the company or its employees. The thread and yarn user should assure herself or himself by preliminarily testing that the thread and yarn is suitable for the end use intended. Technical information listed above is based on current averages and should be taken only as indicative.

27 120 2 1,147 1,170 19 - 27 11 75

Physical and Chemical Properties of Sylko

Thermal Properties
Melts at 250-260 degrees, softens at 220 - 240 °C
Shrinkage less than 1% @ 150 °C
Embroidery pattern with Coats Sylko & Sylko Art
Chemical Properties
Mineral acids
  • Resistant to most mineral acids
  • Essentially unaffected by weak alkalis, but less resistant to stronger alkalis, especially at higher temperatures
Organic solvents
  • Generally unaffected, but soluble in some phenolic compounds
  • Unaffected
Insects / Micro-organisms (mildew, rot)
  • Unaffected
Laundering / dry cleaning
  • Unaffected
Moisture regain
  • 0.4%
Coats Sylko Fastness Properties
Washing at 60°C ISO 105 C10 C Grade 4
Water Fastness ISO 105 E01 Grade 4
Rub Fastness ISO 105 X12 Grade 4
Hypochlorite Fastness ISO 105 N01 Grade 4
Dry Cleaning Fastness ISO 105 D01 Grade 4

These fastness grades represent minimum performance levels and, in practice, the majority of shades will exceed these levels

Fastness levels above are typical values achieved for the majority of GCR shades. Many shades will achieve higher levels than those quoted. However, it is more difficult to achieve these fastness levels for certain shades, e.g. dark blues, bright reds and black. If the application requires higher levels of fastness than those quoted above the customer should check the fastness level before use.

High levels of fastness in categories not listed above, e.g. chlorine bleach, can be produced as a special requirement.