609 Tucker St.
Burlington, NC 27215

Mon–Fri, 8–5 ET

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read our FAQ before sending us a message.

  1. Denier variation: when you purchase 1st quality raw/bare spandex 70 denier, for example, you get exactly 70 denier. With the off-grade/2nd quality, the denier can vary.
  2. Package size variation:
    when you purchase 1st quality raw/bare spandex each unit is metered which means that each package has the same amount of yarn. With the off-grade/2nd quality, the package sizes can vary.

The 00/0 identification indicates within a case there is an assortment of counts or deniers. Generally, the count range or denier range will be consistent with our suppliers typical product mix. If we are sourcing a product from an apparel yarn dyer the counts or deniers will be typical apparel yarn sizes.

If the 00/0 is followed by a “Dyed” description the cases contained within this category will have mixed or assorted colors mixed within one case. There is no way to determine what colors will be inside a case. It is a true “mixed/assorted” colors within a case.

  1. Our DB Grade refers to the packages being metered; however, the yarn is NOT guaranteed for dyeing.
  2. Our B Grade refers to the packages not being metered. The maximum target weight for a full unit is 10.0 lbs./4.5 kilos. The B Grade package can vary “about” 4.0 lbs. to 10.0 lbs.
  3. Our C Grade refers to the packages not being metered. Greater variance in package sizes and the potential for additional broken filaments and untextured ends.
  • potential count variation
  • package size variation
  • uneven waxing
  • absence of take-up tails
  • contamination of a foreign matter

Many countries using this same yarn handle the cases by hand, not by a motorized forklift.

A skinner package is less than a “support” package. For example, if you place a spun yarn package under another spun yarn package and the unit on top will not rest on the “supporting” package the support package is considered a “skinner” vs. a partial package. Skinner packages have extremely small amount of yarn on the tube or cone.

  • An over-the-road tractor-trailer can carry about 38,000 lbs/17,200 kilos to 40,000 lbs./18,100 kilos.
  • A 40-ft. standard ocean container will hold about 30,000 lbs./13,600 kilos to 35,000 lbs./15,800 kilos.
  • When loading acrylic and raw/spandex the weights will be less than those mentioned above.

The founder of DeSales Trading Company, Wm. T. “Bud” Murray was a Roman Catholic. He attended Northeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While at Northeast Catholic High, Bud learned about the Roman Catholic saint St. Francis DeSales. Bud later attended the seminary to study to become a Catholic priest. The seminary was directed by The Oblates of St. Francis DeSales. After three years of seminary, Bud decided a religious vocation was not for him. Bud then entered into the U.S. Navy and married his fiancée, Noel Bussey, at the church of St. Francis DeSales in Oakland, California. Upon the start of Bud’s textile venture he knew he was going to need a lot of patience and humility to get his project off and running. It just happened that the patron saint of patience is St. Francis DeSales—hence DeSales Trading Company.

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    Physical Address

    DeSales Trading Company, Inc.
    609 Tucker St.
    Burlington, NC 27215-5905

    Mailing Address

    DeSales Trading Company, Inc.
    PO Box 269
    Burlington, NC 27216-0269

    Contact Information

    Telephone (USA): +1 (336) 227-0200

    Email: info@desales.com


    Main Fax (USA): +1 (336) 227-0118

    Shipping & Receiving Fax (USA): +1 (336) 227-3939

    Sales and Purchasing Contacts

    Joe Murray

    Joe Murray

    Skype: desales1

    Mark T. Murray

    Mark T. Murray

    Skype: yarnusa

    Michael A. Murray

    Michael A. Murray
    Owner, Se Habla Espanol

    Skype: desales171

    Administrative Contacts

    Debbie Cathey

    Debbie Cathey
    Administrative Assistant

    Cathy Kane

    Cathy Kane
    International Logistics

    Skype: candykane2992

    Warehouse and Traffic Contacts

    Freddy Hill

    Freddy Hill
    Warehouse and Shipping Manager

    Scotty Warren

    Scotty Warren
    Warehouse Assistant