Polyester threads are preferred for embroidery, especially when a high colour-fastness that can withstand chlorine is required. These durable threads have outstanding mechanical and chemical resistance. A good quality thread will also run smoothly at high speeds on various embroidery machines without looping.
In this section you will learn when polyester threads are the right choice for your project and more about Polyneon, Madeira's 100% polyester filament thread, which is listed in all major digitising programs and available worldwide.
The benefits of embroidering with polyester filament threads
In the textile industry, polyester is a popular man-made fibre and is commonly used for producing threads, as well as fabrics. It is chosen for being resistant to sun light, abrasion and many other chemicals, as well as being strong, easy to wash and dry, and economical.
Polyester threads are particularly suitable for colourful fabrics, outdoor items, sportswear, swimwear, children's wear, workwear and any other items that must be frequently cleaned or exposed to movements, staining risks, damp environments or extreme weather conditions.
The Polyneon range contains polyester filament machine embroidery threads made from single long fibres that offer a superior shine, smoothness, strength and high tenacity.
Intense and durable colours in various weights
Madeira's Polyneon range of threads allows you to produce heavy-duty, brilliant and soft embroideries while performing efficiently on the machine. You can choose from 3 thicknesses, each of them developed to facilitate the best results for different types of materials and to best highlight parts of your design.
Discover now Polyneon Green - our new recycled polyester thread in genuine Polyneon quality
It is sustainably produced from rPET bottles and creates robust and radiant embroideries.
When choosing the best threads for a project, you need to consider the type of fabric, how the final product will be used, the design and embroidery techniques, the consistency of the colours and the supplier's certifications and reliability. Below you will discover when polyester threads are particularly suitable.
Have a special requirement?
If you do not find your desired colour in our shade cards, please contact our customer service for information about the minimum quantities and delivery terms of custom colours. For the specific needs of your project, we dye Polyneon threads to order.
We have developed and offer a whole range of products for embroidering on fire-resistant and flame-retardant items. Find out more about Polyneon FR and Fire Fighter threads and backings you need to use for guaranteed safety.
Polyneon Nr. 40 Black 2800
Superior heat-fastness for tunnel-dry finishing
The "migration" risk means that in certain environments the dye molecules could break free and affect the colour of the neighbouring fabric, creating a so-called "ghost print". This happens if drying is done at a higher temperature than that used in dyeing the threads.
For tunnel finishers and very high temperature dryers, a superior resistance is required. We offer this solution in Polyneon 40 for the black colour number 2800
Polyester thread assortments
You can test different shades and develop prototypes by ordering your own selection of sets. The small cones are a practical and economical solution. Additionally, some assortments contain accessories and shade cards so you can have all the necessary tools at hand.
Here you can find an overview of the whole Madeira sampling tools range.