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Industrial bag sewing thread is used to close various types of bags: multi-walled paper, woven, laminated woven polypropylene, jute, polyester, flat & gusseted. The type of bag, bagging conditions and the product being bagged are just some of the considerations that will determine the best kind of thread to be used.

Industrial bag sewing thread is sold by weigh and is available in: 8 oz., 2.5 lb., 5 lb. and 20 lb. cones. The 8 oz. cones are generally used on portable, hand held bag sewers (i.e. the Fischbein Models D, E & F, the Newlong Model NP-7A and the Union Special Model 2200). The 2.5 lb. cones are used in a unique towel application. The 5 lb. and 20 lb. cones are used on mounted portables or fixed sewing heads (i.e. the Fischbein Models 100, 101, 200 & 201 and the Union Special Models 80800 & BC200).

The amount of thread on the cone varies depending on several factors (e.g. material and ply). The following chart lists approximate yards of #12/5 polyester thread and number of 18” bags that can be sewn on with cone.

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Yards & Number of Bags/Cone Size

Cone Size yd./Cone # Bags Closed (single stitch) # Bags Closed (double stitch)
 8 oz.  1,000 yds.  350 bags  NA
 2.5 lb.  5,000 yds.  1,750 bags  NA
 5.0 lb.  10,000 yds.  3,500 bags  2,500 bags
 20 lb.  40,000 yds  14,000 bags  10,000 bags

100% Polyester Sewing Thread

All-polyester construction provides longer shelf life because it is unaffected by moisture, mildew, and UV light.  Wide variety of weights and colors of polyester and nylon sewing thread and filler cord.

8 oz. cone – 12/4 ply – 12 cones/case.

Typically used on a hand held, portable sewing machine like a Fischbein Model D, E, F, Newlong NP-7A and Union Special 2200.

8 oz. cone -12/4 ply – 32 cones/case.

Typically used on a mounted sewing head like a Fischbein Model D, E, F, Newlong NP-7A and Union Special 2200

8 oz. cone – red – 12/4 ply – 32 cones/case.

Typically used on a mounted sewing head like a Fischbein Model Model D, E, F, Newlong NP-7A and Union Special 2200

2.5 lb. cone – 12/5 ply – 18 cones/case.

Typically used on a mounted sewing head like a Fischbein Model 100, 101, 200, 201 and the Union Special 80800 & BC200

5 lb. cone – 12/5 ply – 8 cones/case.

Typically used on a mounted sewing head like a Fischbein Model 100, 101, 200, 201 and the Union Special 80800 & BC200

20 lb. cone – 12/5 ply – 2 cones/case.

Typically used on a high volume, mounted sewing head like a Fischbein Model 200, 201 and the Union Special 80800.

100% Nylon Sewing Thread

All-nylon construction provides superior strength for sewing geo-textiles.

1 lb. cone

Typically used on a portable sewer like a Fischbein Model D, E, F, the Newlong NP-7A and the Union Special 2200

Filler Cord

Preformed and non-preformed filler cord reinforces the sewing line and reduces sifting by filling needle holes.

10 lb. cone

Typically used on a mounted sewing head.