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Title: Fire retardant sewing thread
Post by: essal on October 19, 2018, 07:42:13 AM
Anyone here ever worked with fire retardant sewing thread?

My initial questions are:
Kevlar or Nomex?
Anything to consider when working with it?
Any suppliers that sell single cones of good quality, and preferably in military colors.
Title: Re: Fire retardant sewing thread
Post by: Gear Dynamics on October 19, 2018, 10:09:40 AM
We looked into Kevlar thread, for suppressor covers and machinegun barrel bags. We have a small cone around here somewhere. The colours were VERY limited. Black, which is like a faded looking black, and natural, which is more of a yellowish colour. I think we got it from Cansew.

Nothing to report, we didn’t get past the drawing board with those projects. Only so much time!
Title: Re: Fire retardant sewing thread
Post by: Stoner63A on October 19, 2018, 12:37:24 PM
You can get Spun Nomex in Foliage Green, Tan and Tan499. This seller is mostly out but you can still see the Firely Nomex T80 thread colors available to seek elsewhere:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nomex-Sewing-Thread-Fire-retardent/200926539336?hash=item2ec827ae48:m:mIdvoHqC79E1UYBTUDbJN7A

Same seller but wider selection of colors and thicknesses left including Tan499 T80, ODS-1 T90:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nomex-Sewing-Thread/201502937013?hash=item2eea82cfb5:m:mGDx8WCQq4RXR5TWjuRFc_Q
Title: Re: Fire retardant sewing thread
Post by: N8Smith on December 30, 2018, 10:10:03 AM
I was doing some experimentation with this as well. I ended up getting Nomex and Kevlar from Miami Thread. The color selection was limited but they were able to get close to coyote. I had the best luck with the Nomex as far as usability in my light duty Juki and with heat resistance. My working temps were in the 350-500 range.
http://www.miamithread.com
Title: Re: Fire retardant sewing thread
Post by: Migo on January 03, 2019, 09:28:22 AM
I'm using Güterman 100% Aramid. They are avilable in some limited colors, that fits tactical needs.