Main Difference between Rayon and Nylon Satin Cord
- The Rayon Satin has a finer texture than the Nylon Satin, but it also more subject to damage and harder to keep clean than Nylon Satin cord.
Nylon Satin cord ends can be melted with the Thread Burner or Cord Zapper making it easier to finish pieces. The Rayon Satin ends need to be glued, they cannot be melted.
Rayon Satin can be washed by hand, but colors may bleed. Nylon Satin colors are more stable, but dye lots are not always even as nylon is harder to dye than rayon.
Rayon Satin diameter varies a bit more from roll to roll especially for the larger sizes.
As to sizes, they do not quite compare. The 1mm Nylon Satin is the thinnest. The Rayon Satin #2, the thickest.
Still not sure which one you want? Request samples!
1mm Nylon Satin ~ 1mm Ø - sold by the yard, 10 yd bobbin and spools
Rayon Satin Size #0 ~ 1.2mm Ø - sold by the yard
Rayon Satin Size #1 ~ 1.6-1.8mm Ø - sold by the yard
2mm Nylon Satin ~ 2mm Ø - sold by the yard, 5 yd bobbin and spools
Rayon Satin Size #2 ~ 2-2.5mm Ø - sold by the yard