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Bonded Nylon #46

Bonded Nylon #69

Bonded Nylon #69 M Bobbins (sideless)

Bonded Nylon #92

Bonded Nylon #138

Bonded Nylon #207

Bonded Nylon #277

Solar Guard  #69 (Bonded Polyester)

Solar Guard #92 (Bonded Polyester)

Solar Guard #138 (Bonded Polyester)

Solar Guard #207 (Bonded Polyester)

Solar Guard #277 (Bonded Polyester)

Tenara® #92

Tenara® #138

View our Bonded Nylon Brochure
View our Solar Guard Brochure
Bonded Color Grid

 

We expect to add more colors in the future and we will have color cards available at that time. If you need any custom colors or if you plan to order 25 cones or more, please let us know and we can provide details on price and availability.

 

For Upholstery, bonded nylon or bonded polyester are the preferred threads.  Bonded threads are coated with an agent during processing which gives added strength and reduces friction at the needle for smoother stitches.  Both our bonded nylon and Solar Guard thread have a final Z twist.

Superior's Bonded Nylon is Nylon 6,6 (sometimes referred to as Nylon 66).  Nylon 6,6 is stronger and has a higher heat tolerance than regular nylon.

Bonded Nylon (View our Thread Diameter Guide)

  • Available in a variety of colors (based on thickness)
  • Ideal for stitching upholstery, leather, automotive interiors, heavy fabrics and more.
  • Extremely strong due to bonding agent added during processing.
  • Excellent chemical and mildew resistance.
  • Standard go-to thread in the upholstery industry.
  • For outdoor applications, we recommend using Solar Guard Thread bonded polyester. 

Size

Tex Yards Diameter Tensile Strength Available Colors
 #46 2-ply Tex 45 or T45  4,375 yds.  .0094"  8 lbs.  16 colors 
#69 3-ply  Tex 70 or T70 6,015 yds.  .0115"  11 lbs.  36 colors 
#92 3-ply  Tex 90 or T90  4,484 yds.  .0133"  15 lbs.  36 colors 
#138 3-ply Tex 135 or T135  2,953 yds.  .0163"  22 lbs.  12 colors 
#207 3-ply Tex 210 or T210  1,925 yds.  .0200"  32 lbs.  12 colors 
#277 3-ply Tex 270 or T270  1,422 yds.  .0231"  45 lbs.  16 colors 

Solar Guard Bonded Polyester Thread™ (View our Thread Diameter Guide)

Solar Guard Thread™ is a bonded polyester which is primarily used in upholstery and furnishings that will be subject to UV rays or sunshine. Solar Guard Thread™ is UV fade resistant.

  • Available in a variety of colors based on thickness.
  • Ideal for stitching outdoor furnishings, sails, convertible automobiles, awnings, and more.
  • Weather resistant.
  • Better UV resistance than bonded nylon.
  • Recommended for any outdoor upholstery application.
  • Solar Guard Thread™ is a great choice for outdoor applications. We recommend Superior’s Bonded Nylon for any indoor or non-direct sunlight applications due to its strength qualities.
Size Tex Yards Diameter Tensile Strength Available Colors
#69 3-ply  Tex 70 or T70  6,343 yds. .0115"  11 lbs.  36 colors 
#92 3-ply  Tex 90 or T90  5,304 yds.  .0133"  15 lbs.  36 colors 
#138 3-ply  Tex 135 or T135  3,117 yds.  .0163"  21 lbs.  18 colors 
#207 3-ply Tex 210 or T210  2,045 yds.  .0200"  31 lbs.  18 colors 
#277 3-ply  Tex 270 or T270  1,498 yds.  .0231"  44 lbs.  18 colors 

Tenara®

Tenara® thread is unaffected by extreme heat and cold temperatures, saltwater, acid rain, and cleaning chemicals, including bleach! It also won't fade, rot or mold, and is non-flammable. In spite of all the adverse conditions you can use it in, Tenara® thread maintains its flexibility and strength. It will last the lifetime of the product sewn, and will even last longer than the fabric itself! These qualities of long life and strength make Tenara® thread perfectly suitable for a variety of outdoor and marine applications.

Recommended Needles

 

Thickness

Home Machine Needle Industrial Needle

#46

Topstitch #90/14 #90/14 to #100/16 

#69

Topstitch #100/16 #100/16 to #110/18 

#92

  #110/18 to #125/20 

#138

  #125/20 to #140/22 

#207

  #140/22 to #180/24 

#277

  #180/24 to #230/26 

#346

  #230/26 to #280/28