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Dabond

Twisted polyester thread designed to provide resistance against harsh weather conditions

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Coats Dabond is a bonded, twisted continuous filament polyester thread. Combining superior sewing performance with excellent UV and abrasion protection, Coats Dabond is specifically designed to provide resistance against harsh weather making it an excellent thread for outdoor use.

Dabond is most notably used in the manufacturing of sails and other outdoor and marine applications. Unlike conventional polyester bonded threads, Dabond has exceptional bond cohesion, giving it excellent sewing properties even in the toughest of conditions.

Main Uses

  • Sail making
  • Awnings
  • Outdoor goods and sports equipment
  • Military applications
  • Lift slings
  • Tie downs
  • Applications requiring vinyl and chlorine bleach-fastness

Features & Benefits

  • Coats Dabond has excellent UV resistance for applications exposed to marine water and sunlight
  • Unique bonding technology that safeguards against ply untwisting in zig zag sewing and can sew through many layers of heavily finished fabric
  • Dual level lubricated finish for needle heat protection and smooth sewing
  • Excellent bleach, mildew and rot resistance
  • Coats Dabond is the only environmentally friendly bonded polyester thread available in the market
  • The industry standard for sail making and other outdoor and marine applications
  • Special version of in-line dyed Coats Dabond available for excellent vinyl fastness
Coats Dabond - Twisted polyester thread for resistance against harsh weather conditions
Dabond
Tex No. Ticket No. Ply Average Strength Elongation % Recommended Needle Size
  (Nm)   cN Min - Max Metric

Coats Dabond is also available in belbobs and barbobs. Benefits include 5-20% machine productivity increase, precision wind for uniform pull-off tension, improved stitch appearance.

27 100 2 2,058 12 - 22 80 - 100
35 80 3 2,130 12 - 24 80 - 100
40 60 2 2,400 12 - 24 90 - 110
50 50 2 3,330 12 - 24 90 - 110
60 40 3 4,250 12 - 24 110- 120
80 30 3 5,195 12 - 24 120 - 140
105 25 4 6,664 12 - 24 120 - 140
135 20 3 8,085 12 - 24 130 - 160
150 18 3 8,820 16 - 28 130 - 160
240 12 3 14,430 16 - 28 160 - 200
270 10 3 17,000 14 - 26 160 - 200
350 9 3 20,000 14 - 26 160 - 200
400 7 3 27,930 15 - 30 180 - 230
450 6 3 29,400 14 - 26 180 - 230

Physical and Chemical Properties of Dabond

Thermal Properties
Melting point 250 - 260°C
Special in-line dyed Coats Dabond available for UV fade resistance of 4 - 5
Coats Dabond - Twisted polyester thread for sailing boats
Chemical Properties
Mineral acids
  • Resistant to most mineral acids
Alkalis
  • Essentially unaffected by weak alkalis, but less resistant to stronger alkalis, especially at higher temperatures
Organic solvents
  • Generally unaffected, but soluble in some phenolic compounds
Bleaching
  • Excellent resistance
Insects / Micro-organisms (mildew, rot)
  • Unaffected
Moisture regain
  • Approximately 0.4% (drip dry)
Coats Dabond Fastness Properties
Washing at 60°C ISO 105 C10 C Grade 4 - 5
Water Fastness ISO 105 E01 Grade 4
Rub Fastness ISO 105 X12 Grade 3 - 4
Vinyl Transfer CTC-TP-1032-003 Grade 5

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.