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Retro reflective sewing and embroidery thread for fashion applications

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Coats Signal thread is a retro-reflective sewing and embroidery thread for fashion applications in apparel sewing. When illuminated by a light source, it helps to enhance the visibility at night-time or in difficult weather conditions and adds that extra special decorative feature.

Coats Signal is a specially developed thread with an extraordinary high level of retro-reflectance coupled with good sewability.

Coats Signal thread is primarily for high visibility fashion applications. It is not for safety wear where strict norms for reflectivity values are specified.

Utilizzi Principali

  • Decorative use as top cover thread in flatseam ISO 602 / 605 / 607
  • Needle or bobbin thread in decorative, non-construction lockstitch seams
  • Embroidery embellishment

Caratteristiche e Vantaggi

  • Coats Signal is a high-tech thread that combines the tenacity of a polyester filament cover with a retro-reflective core with excellent strength and durability
  • Bonding technology that safeguards against ply untwisting in multi directional sewing
  • Lubricated finish for needle heat protection and smooth sewing
  • Retains maximum reflectivity after sewing
  • The daytime colour is silver and when illuminated by light the reflected colour is white
  • Enhanced retro-reflectivity visibility when illuminated by a light source
Signal
Offerta Globale Tex No. Etichetta No. (Nm) Strato Forza media Allungamento % Misura dell'ago consigliata *
      cN Grammi   Singer Metrico

*I consigli relativi alle dimensioni dell'ago sono solo una guida e, in definitiva, dipendono dall'applicazione della cucitura

Poiché le condizioni e le applicazioni variano considerevolmente a seconda dell’utilizzo del filo, l’utilizzatore del filo dovrebbe assicurarsi, mediante verifiche preliminari, che il filo scelto è adatto all’utilizzo finale a cui è destinato. Le informazioni tecniche elencate qui sotto sono basate su condizioni ed applicazioni medie e devono essere ritenute solamente indicative.

90 30 3 850 867 10 - 14 13 85

Proprietà fisiche e chimiche del Signal

Proprietà termiche
Melts at 230 - 265ºC
Restringimento meno dell'1% @ 150°C
Proprietà chimiche
Alcali
  • Sostanzialmente inalterato a contatto con alcali deboli, ma meno resistente ad alcali più forti, specialmente ad alte temperature
Solventi naturali
  • Generalmente inattaccato, ma solubile in alcuni composti fenolici
Insetti / Micro-organismi (muffa, decomposizione)
  • inattaccato
Laundering
  • Minimal loss of reflectivity in a domestic wash at 40°C

Dry Cleaning
  • Not recommended

Assorbimento di umidità
  • 0.4%

Storage:

  • Coats Signal thread should be stored in a cool and dry place with low humidity
  • Coats Signal thread complements the existing Coats zips and trims products

The resistance to any particular chemical will depend on the individual circumstances. Technical advice should be sought from your nearest Coats unit if the application involves chemical treatment.

It is important the factory sewing with Coats is correctly instructed in the use of the thread. Despite the best bonding technology, the glass beads can occasionally come off the thread during the sewing process. It is therefore very important that the sewing machines are blown down by compressed air at regular intervals. Please contact your local Coats office for technical support.