Helmar fray stoppa is a solvent based anti-fray adhesive. It is specifically designed for use in the binding of fibres to prevent fraying of fabric hems and seams. Helmar fray stoppa is resistant to normal washing and will not damage the plastic componentry of sewing machines. Excess can be removed with eucalyptus oil. Helmar fray stoppa can be applied to the back of buttons to prevent the thread from coming undone. It can also be used to stop runs in pantyhose.