USA: A&E in­tro­duces wa­ter-re­pel­lency fea­ture in its threads

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Amer­i­can & Efird (A&E), the US-based man­u­fac­turer of sewing threads and in­dus­trial yarns, has in­tro­duced an en­hance­ment fea­ture in its threads. Dubbed RE­PEL, an ad­vanced wa­ter-re­pel­lency en­hance­ment, it is an ad­di­tional fea­ture which can be ap­plied to the com­pany’s sewing threads.

RE­PEL is com­pat­i­ble with Perma Core®, D-Core®, Wild­cat Plus®, Perma Spun® and Ex­cell product lines as well as other ap­parel and non-ap­parel thread and spe­cialty yarn prod­ucts which the com­pany man­u­fac­tures. The new fea­ture can en­hance the func­tion­al­ity of back­packs, footwear, ath­let­icwear, uni­forms, and work­wear. It is perti­nent to men­tion here that the en­hance­ment will not, in any case, af­fect the colour of the product.

The ma­jor mo­ti­va­tion be­hind the in­tro­duc­tion of RE­PEL was to meet the cus­tomer’s cur­rent and fu­ture ex­pec­ta­tions and in turn sup­port man­u­fac­tur­ers, re­tail­ers, and brands. Sup­port­ing the same, Chris Alt, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Sales, A&E quoted, “RE­PEL is an ex­am­ple of smart in­no­va­tion as A&E con­tin­ues to ex­pand the bound­aries of what per­for­mance sewing threads can do through the de­vel­op­ment of ad­vanced and thought­ful prod­ucts.”

Un­der test­ing stan­dards, RE­PEL has been 3rd party tested on seam and meets rain test method: ISO 22958-2005 (OR AATCC 61). More­over, free of per­flu­o­ro­car­bons (PFC-free), the RE­PEL fea­ture will have A&E’s PFCZERO™ cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. PFC gases are con­sid­ered to be one of the rea­sons for global warm­ing.

A&E has al­ways been known for its achieve­ments in sus­tain­abil­ity, thread product in­no­va­tion, colour, and sewing per­for­mance. The com­pany re­cently man­u­fac­tured sewing threads from re­cy­cled polyester fi­bre by re­cy­cling drink­ing bot­tles and is on a re­search spree to de­velop se­cure thread product au­then­tic­ity so­lu­tions and re­sources.

The wa­ter-re­pelle fea­ture can en­hance the func­tion­al­ity of back­packs, footwear and ath­let­icwear etc.

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