News October 2021

Sewing machine needles with dur coating

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dur needles from Groz-Beckert

Sewing machine needles have had a chrome coating as standard for decades. This protects the needle from external influences such as corrosion and makes it wear-resistant. It also gives the needle a smooth surface, which protects the material and thread.
Groz-Beckert has now changed the process used to apply this chrome layer to the needles. And the new technology offers several advantages: Not only is it more environmentally friendly, but it also improves product properties.

Special features of the dur needle

But what product characteristics does the new process improve? The following features of the dur needles differ from conventional chrome needles:

  • Coated needle point: The point area of the dur needle is even more protected against wear and damage. This means that the needle can be used for longer.
  • Improved sliding properties: dur needles have improved sliding properties. This reduces the penetration forces of the needle and protects the material to be sewn even more.
  • Visual change: dur needles differ visually from conventional chrome needles. This is reflected in the smoother appearance of the entire needle and a visible color difference around the shank.

The smoother appearance has no influence on the technical properties of the needle: The dur needle is at least as smooth and gentle on the thread as the conventional chrome needle.

Learn about dur needles

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Needles coated with the new process are labeled with the suffix "dur" on the packaging, making them easy to recognize at first glance:

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Distinction between dur and GEBEDUR

In addition to needles with chrome coating - coated with either a dur or conventional process – Groz-Beckert also continues to offer GEBEDUR needles coated with titanium nitride. The use of GEBEDUR needles is recommended whenever the application places increased demands on the needle and its wear resistance. This includes sewing heavy or coated materials such as denim, leather or technical textiles.

Just an imageConventional labeling (top) and new labeling (bottom)

Shank labeling

In addition to the new chrome coating process, Groz-Beckert has also been using improved shank labeling technology for some time now, which improves the legibility of the manufacturer's logo and the needle size. As this switch is taking place gradually, both variants are currently available on the market:

Ordering Groz-Beckert needles

Whether chrome, dur or GEBEDUR®, you can also conveniently order all sewing machine needles from Groz-Beckert via our online shop. Thanks to the extensive search and filter functions, you can easily find the needles you want.

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If you want to purchase chrome needles, enter the desired needle system in the search field with no additional suffix. In the product description in the results list, you can then see whether it is a conventional chrome or dur needle.

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If you need GEBEDUR needles, enter "GEBEDUR" in addition to the desired needle system or select the coating via the "Surface" filter.

  • Did you know?

    The surface of the GEBEDUR needle coated with titanium nitride is harder than carbide and only slightly less hard than diamond. GEBEDUR needles are therefore much better protected against wear and damage than chrome needles, especially in the point and eye area. GEBEDUR needles are therefore the ideal solution for sewing applications that place high demands on the sewing machine needle. For this reason, the special application needles SAN 5.2 for technical textiles and the special application needles SAN 6 for denim and other heavy woven fabrics are only available in the GEBEDUR version as standard.