Choose nylon or polyester monofilament yarn for hook and loop?
1.Characters of Nylon:
Nylon hook and loop provides excellent strength and is resistant to mildew, stretching, pilling and shrinking. It offers better shear strength than polyester hook and loop but is only somewhat resistant to UV rays. Nylon will dry quickly, but it does absorb water and won’t operate properly until it is dry. It does, however, have a higher cycle life, meaning it can be opened and closed more times without wearing out than polyester hook and loop.
尼龙钩环具有出色的强度，可防霉，拉伸，起球和收缩。 它提供比聚酯钩环更好的剪切强度，但仅对紫外线有一定的抵抗力。 尼龙会快速干燥，但它会吸水，在干燥之前不能正常运转。 然而，它具有更高的循环寿命，这意味着它可以打开和关闭更多次，而不会比聚酯钩环更容易磨损。
2. Characters of Polyester:
Polyester hook and loop is designed with prolonged outdoor exposure in mind. It is more resistant to mildew, stretching, pilling and shrinking than nylon and is also resistant to chemicals. Polyester doesn’t hold water, so it will dry quicker than nylon. It is also more UV resistant than nylon hook and loop and is the best choice for prolonged exposure to the sun.
聚酯钩环设计考虑到长时间的户外暴露。 它比尼龙更耐霉菌，拉伸，起球和收缩，并且还耐化学品。 聚酯不含水，因此比尼龙更快干燥。 它比尼龙钩环更耐紫外线，是长时间暴露在阳光下的最佳选择。
We recommend choosing nylon hook and loop for interior application such as cushions and curtain tie backs or for limited exposure to outdoors. For most outdoor projects and on boat canvas, we recommend using polyester hook and loop. Since all hook and loop is on a woven tape, we also suggest covering the hook and loop in your fabric on one side to prolong the life of the tape, especially in outdoor applications.
我们建议选择尼龙钩环用于室内应用，如靠垫和窗帘绑带或有限的户外暴露。 对于大多数户外项目和船帆布，我们建议使用聚酯钩环。 由于所有的钩环都在编织带上，我们还建议在一侧覆盖织物的钩环，以延长胶带的使用寿命，特别是在户外应用中。