The manufacturer of sewing and embroidery threads and technical textiles, American & Efrid LLC (A&E), Mt. Holly, NC/USA, has officially launched Repel, an advanced, PFC-free, water repellency enhancement. Repel is an additional feature which can be ordered and applied to A&E's global sewing thread brands. Applications for this finish are backpacks, footwear, athletic wear, uniforms, and workwear.
A&E's popular Perma Core, D-Core, Wildcat Plus, Perma Spun and Excell product lines and virtually all other apparel and non-apparel thread and specialty yarn products A&E manufactures are compatible with this new water repellent feature. Repel will not affect product color.
Recently A&E has released a number of sustainable sewing threads manufactured with recycled polyester fiber made from recycled drinking bottles, and has recently announced new research efforts to develop secure thread product authenticity solutions and resources.