Coats showcases protective wear innovation at Intersec in Dubai

Coats Group plc, the world’s leading industrial thread business, is showcasing its innovative products for use in flame retardant and protective wear at Intersec, one of the leading exhibitions for the sector.  This is the first time Coats is participating at the event, held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, 17-19 January, where it is at stand 7A-11. 

The innovative products include Coats Flamepro, a family of flame, electric arc and cut resistant yarns engineered to be used in a wide range of applications for use in extreme environments including fire fighting, oil and gas, power and military combat.  The versatile range even includes a product for use in fire retardant underwear worn by firefighters and Formula 1 drivers.  It can be adapted to customers’ needs and is available in a large range of counts and dyes.

Coats Firefly is a staple spun 100% meta-aramid sewing thread that is uniquely engineered to provide outstanding resistance against heat up to temperatures of over 370oC as well as electric arc resistance.

Coats Signal is a range of high quality reflective tapes for workwear and protective clothing.  It is available in flame resistant and standard versions suitable for both domestic and industrial wash applications.  When illuminated by a light source, Coats Signal helps to enhance visibility in night time or difficult weather conditions.  In combination with fluorescent elements, Coats Signal also improves visibility during daytime and low light conditions. 

Shantanu Banerjee, President, Speciality, Coats Group plc, said: ‘Coats develops these products using our indepth understanding of the flame protection and safety standards that govern the production of personal protective equipment.  We combine this specialist knowledge with our long standing expertise in yarns and trims to produce safe products for a range of end uses.  We are constantly innovating to address evolving customer needs.’

The team of Coats representatives attending Intersec reflect its global expertise and are from its sites around the world including Turkey and the US.

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About Coats

With a rich heritage dating back to the 1750s, Coats is the world's leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, at home in more than 70 countries, employing over 20,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2014 were US$1.7bn.

Our well-known brands and strong relationships with customers and consumers mean our products and services meet current and future needs. Our company-wide understanding of our business partners and consumers, coupled with the deep expertise of our people, builds trust and certainty.

Coats’ pioneering history and innovative culture ensure the company continues leading the way around the world: providing complementary and value added products and services to the apparel and footwear industries; extending the crafts offer into new markets and online; and applying innovative techniques to develop products in new areas such as tracer threads, aramids and fibre optics.

  • One in five garments on the planet is held together using Coats’ thread
  • More than 100 million car airbags are made using Coats’ thread every year
  • Coats produces enough yarn to knit 70 million scarves a year
  • Every three hours Coats makes enough thread to go to the moon and back
  • More than 450 million pairs of shoes are made every year using Coats’ thread
  • In 1879 Thomas Edison used Coats’ thread in his experiments to invent the light bulb
  • Every week over one billion teabags are brewed using Coats’ thread
  • Coats produces enough thread to reach around the Equator every ten minutes
  • Thousands of surgical operations take place every day using Coats’ thread
  • Coats is the second largest and fastest growing global zip manufacturer

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