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Stricose FH

Anti-wick tampon withdrawal cords and sewing threads

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Coats Stricose FH is a polyviscose anti-wick tampon withdrawal cord. Produced in a sterile 'clean room' it is designed to meet stringent health and safety guidelines. Coats tampon strings are specially engineered to operate flawlessly on high speed sophisticated machinery with minimal breaks, skips and stops. Available in a variety of sizes and colours, our products offer maximum functionality to the consumer; including high strength cords, superior anti-wicking performance, bio-protection and fresh odour.

Main Uses

Features & Benefits

  • Uniquely designed strength for safe withdrawal mechanism
  • Coats Stricose FH has maximum leak protection
  • Customized for unique sizes and twists
  • Coats Stricose FH has excellent odour prevention
Stricose FH
Tex No. Ticket No. (Nm) Ply Average Strength Elongation %
      cN Min - Max
180 16 4 5,000 12 - 18
210 8 5 6,000 12 - 18

Physical and Chemical Properties of Stricose FH

Thermal Properties
Sensitive to temperatures greater than 149°C
Burns readily, decomposing at 204°C
Does not melt or stick at elevated temperatures
Chemical Properties
Mineral acids
  • Polyester: is resistant to most mineral acids

    Viscose: disintegrates in hot dilute and cold concentrated acids

  • Polyester: essentially unaffected by weak alkalis, but less resistant to stronger alkalis, especially at higher temperatures

    Viscose: swells in caustic, no appreciable strength loss

Organic solvents
  • Polyester: generally unaffected, but soluble in some phenolic compounds

    Viscose: degraded by some solvents

  • Polyester: unaffected

    Viscose: bleached by hypochlorite and peroxides

Insects / Micro-organisms (mildew, rot)
  • Polyester: unaffected

    Viscose: degrades but can be treated with special finishes

Laundering / dry cleaning
  • Unaffected
Moisture regain
  • Polyester: 0.4%

    Viscose: 8%

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.