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Rayon to Polyester Conversion Chart

29th May 2008

Rayon to Polyester Conversion Chart

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For years, many machine embroiderers have used rayon because it has a better sheen.  Rayon wasn’t always an ideal choice, it tends to break more than polyester thread, and it has a higher cost, but some embroiderers felt that the luster of the rayon thread was worth it.   In the absence of a polyester thread that had the same sheen, what other choice was there to make?

One of the things people tell us most often is how hard it is to tell Iris Rayon and Iris Polyester thread apart.  We’ve done blind tests at trade shows, so we’ve seen this reaction many times.  We place two samples, a cone of rayon thread and a cone of polyester thread, in front of our audience and ask them to tell us which thread is which.   If you did this test with thread from most other manufacturers, detecting the difference would be easy.  With Iris thread, 9 out of 10 people will tell us they can’t see any difference between the two.

Because we think many people who now use Rayon thread could benefit from switching to Iris polyester thread, we’ve developed a Rayon to Iris Polyester Thread Conversion Chart.   This chart will help you convert from the Rayon thread you are currently using to Iris Polyester Thread.   Our conversion chart allows you to convert to our polyester thread from Madeira, Robison-Anton or Sulky Rayon thread. 

If you’ve been searching for an alternative to Rayon thread, Iris Polyester Thread may be the answer you’ve been seeking.  If you would like more information, or to discuss the possibility of receiving a sample of the thread,  feel free to contact us.

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