PTFE thread is the most long-lasting thread on the market. PTFE and ePTFE are strong, flexible thermoplastic polymers. They resist UV rays, chemicals, and friction for excellent sewing performance and staying power. These industrial threads outlive the rest, making them a great choice for heavy fabrics and HDPE shade fabrics.
Choose from GORE® TENARA® thread or Aruvo® thread and bobbins, both backed by limited lifetime warranties.
GORE TENARA Thread
GORE TENARA thread offers three styles for increased color choices and performance features. Tenara (original) is for general outdoor sewing applications; TR Style is lubricated for high-speed sewing; and HTR Style is a 3-ply heavy-duty option for your toughest sewing projects.
Made from an exclusive ePTFE fiber, GORE TENARA thread brings improved sewability. The robust, elongated thread allows for faster sewing. Included in the color options is the highly popular clear thread that disappears into most fabrics for ease of matching. The industrial, UV-resistant thread stays strong through severe weather and abrasion. It will not fade or bleed into the fabric.
Explore our full offering of GORE TENARA thread below. For more details on the brand, check out our GORE Brand Page.
Aruvo Thread and Bobbins
Aruvo PTFE thread is armed with traits aimed at making your life easier. Long-lasting color and performance mean you won't have to re-stitch damaged seams. It features lower elongation, twisted yarn for better hook pickup, and fewer breaks for smooth sewing. The thread spools include a unique snap base to inhibit thread falling off the spool when taken off the sewing machine. The bobbins are pre-wound with Aruvo thread and come in a clear tube so you can see how much thread is left.
Aruvo thread and bobbins are designed to achieve industry standards. The durable sewing thread withstands UV rays, severe weather, and chemicals while severely reducing mold, mildew, and deterioration.
Applications for Aruvo thread include marine canvas, awnings, upholstery, shade sails, and more. Pick from a range of colors in thread spools and pre-wound bobbins below.
For more information on thread types and their recommended applications, check out our Comprehensive Thread Guide.