Super Universal Needles
When using self-adhesive embroidery backing, spray adhesive or when sewing on self-adhesive hook-and-loop, a build up of adhesive residue can occur on the needle.
Schmetz have introduced the new Super Universal Needle which features a particularly smooth non-stick coating with NIT (= nickel-phosphorus PTFE). The special coating means significantly less adhesive residue remains on the needle (no needle sticking) which in turn reduces thread breakage at the needles.
In addition, the Super Universal needle has a larger eye, making the needle particularly suitable for embroidery work. The eye matches that of a 2 NM thicker needle. This means that the eye of a NM 70 Super Universal Needle is similar to the eye of a normal NM 90 needle, for example.
The special design of the scarf and eye section also helps to prevent skipped stitches. The slightly rounded point shape means that the needle can be used with most materials without problems. The blade has an extremely strong, conical blade reinforcement, so that even thick fabrics like jeans are no challenge at all.