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Tenara LTR Lightweight Sewing Thread

Tenara LTR Lightweight Sewing Thread

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A long-lasting thread which enhances the life of outdoor and marine products. Where seam life and integrity are of the utmost importance, Tenara® sewing thread leads the way.

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Tenara Lightweight LTR Sewing Thread Translucent 3958-02

Tenara LTR Lightweight Sewing Thread Translucent 3958-02



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GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread is a long-lasting thread which enhances the life of the outdoor and marine products in which it is used. Where seam life and integrity are of the utmost importance, Tenara® sewing thread leads the way.

GORE® are best known for their Gore-Tex® fabrics, but their technologies and fluropolymer expertise are also unsurpassed in many other applications. One such use is their expanded Polytetrafluorethylene (ePTFE) Tenara® sewing thread.

Conventional seam threads on boat covers, awnings, garden structures, outdoor furniture and all other outdoor products suffer from exposure to the elements of UV radiation, salt water, industrial pollutants, acid rain, dirt, cleaning chemicals etc and after a short period of time they will deteriorate in colour, become brittle and break.  GORE® TENARA® thread is guaranteed to last for the life of the fabric. It maintains the strength of the seam even under the harshest outdoor conditions. It does not deteriorate, burst or break, despite years of exposure to weather, extreme temperature or chemicals.

Tenara LT Lightweight Thread typical applications - Awning binding, pillows, lightweight, cushions, curtains, awning side curtains and valances.

Tenara TR/KTR Standard Weight Thread typical applications - Awnings, marine and upholstery.

Tenara HTR Heavyweight Thread typical applications - Large awnings or structures, marine, heavy clear vinyls, zippers and areas where additional seam strength is desired.

Outdoor usage examples - Awnings, garden structures, outdoor upholstery, patio furniture, sun protection and shade sails, swimming pool covers and umbrellas.

Marine usage examples - Bimini tops, boat covers, boat enclosures, dodgers, sail covers, sails, seat cushions, side curtains and upholstery.


GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread maintains its strength even after regular exposure to UV sunlight. UV resistance is built into the thread and is not a coating or additive that can wear off.


GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread remains flexible and strong in extremes of hot and cold. It won’t absorb water and it resists acid rain, salt water, pollution, snow and freezing.


Using GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread tells your customers that they are buying a premium product built to last with durable seams and a brand that’s backed by more than 25 years of experience from the company that invented it.

To help you promote the benefits of GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread, Gore has industry-leading marketing support and materials.


GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread is unaffected by acids, alkaline solutions, bleach and cleaning chemicals and it will not stain.


Made with non-fading pigments that are highly resistant to light, the coloured thread retains its bold appearance over time. GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread is pigmented–not dyed. Due to its exceptional material properties, TENARA® thread is extremely colour-fast. (According to DIN EN ISO 105-B06A:2004-07 tests conducted by Hohenstein Laboratories in 2012, all colours of GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread received a lightfastness rating of 8, the highest possible.)


GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread will be delivered free from defects in material and workmanship and will not be damaged by exposure to sunlight, weather or water. W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH makes this warranty for a period of 15 years after purchase to all owners of a product stitched with GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread.

This warranty covers the use of GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread in all applications for sun protection (e.g. awnings, shade sails) and marine applications (e.g. tarpaulins, boat covers and sails ). This warranty does not cover defects resulting from improper sewing, abrasion, cuts, fires and the like.

W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH will replace sewing thread failing to meet this warranty or should you prefer, will refund the price of the defective thread. In addition, Gore will pay the reasonable and customary expense of a repair by an authorised dealer, if the seam was entirely stitched with GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread.

This warranty does not cover other costs that arise as an indirect result of the repair, such as transportation and installation costs. This warranty does not in any way affect the purchaser’s statutory rights.

Colour disclaimer:  Whilst every effort has been made to show colours as true as possible, due to variation in monitors and browsers the actual colour may vary from that seen online.  Screen images are intended as a guide only and should not be regarded as absolutely correct.


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