Sonoko Nozue newest thread is quite a bit thinner than the Sono thread. This one is Dtex 78 while the older Sono is 330 Dtex. Both are excellent threads, with this one being thinner, and an excellent choice for beadweaving.
This thread is not twisted which prevents easy splitting and has high flexibility which helps make tight knots that aren't easily loosened.
The smooth surface and high rub resistance ensures a less fluffy thread making it easier to thread through a needle hole.