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Aptan AW

Lubricated nylon sewing thread with a special water resistant finish
Coats Aptan AW has a special water resistent finish which inhibits the capillary effect, thereby ensuring that no water is taken up by the thread.

This sewing thread is a lubricated nylon thread made from pre-stabilised continuous filament nylon 6.6. When the correct sewing tension is used, the transport of water through the needle hole is prevented.

Aptan AW is an ideal thread to use on heavy footwear and outdoor applications such as awning and tent sewing. It has controlled stretch characteristics and a soft, low friction finish, which reduces the effects of needle heat and offers excellent abrasion resistance.

Compared with the typical sewing threads made from polyester, Aptan AW has higher strength and slightly higher elongation properties.

Discover how Aptan AW can enhance your products. Download our product information sheet or contact one of our experts.

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Caracteristiques et Avantages


  • Coats Aptan 6.6 nylon is 30% stronger than ordinary nylon 6.0 thread. The higher strength to fineness ratio makes very fine seams possible in footwear and other applications
  • Compared with the typical apparel sewing threads made from polyester Aptan has higher strength and slightly higher elongation properties
  • Treated with specially formulated lubricant, Coats Aptan offers excellent frictional characteristics during high speed sewing operations
  • Controlled stretch characteristics for good loop formation and tight, firm and balances stitches
  • Excellent loop formation, consistent stitch formation and neat seam appearance
  • Certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, class I, the most stringent class covering babywear
  • Meets Coats restricted substance list


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.