Coats consolidates stand presence at Techtextil

Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread and yarn manufacturer, is showcasing some of its pioneering products on a single, consolidated stand at Techtextil; the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens for use in textile technologies.  Techtextil is being held in Frankfurt, Germany, from Tuesday 9 May to Thursday 12 May and Coats is in Hall 4.1, Stand B43.

For the first time at Techtextil, Coats is bringing together its Performance Materials and Apparel and Footwear products on one stand.  The stand is segmented into three core focus areas: ‘We are Experts’, ‘We are Innovators’, and ‘We are Pioneers’.  It also highlights the industry imperatives to which Coats responds: speed, innovation, responsibility and quality. 

In addition, Coats is one of the sponsors of the Fashion in Orbit Project.  Part of the ‘living in space’ exhibition it explores new visions of fashion using innovative materials and technologies.  The apparel on display includes Coats threads and Coats Signal reflective tapes which have been incorporated as decorative features.

Shantanu Banerjee, President, Performance Materials, Coats, said: ‘A key focus for Coats is harnessing talent and technology in textiles and Techtextil is one of the premier industry forums for us to showcase and demonstrate our latest innovative and pioneering product developments.’

Innovation podiums on the stand will demonstrate some of the end uses of products.  Two of them will display an exhaust cap, surf board fin and also ‘paint’ applications featuring Synergex.  Coats Synergex is a range of revolutionary composite fibres with high levels of hybrid fibre integrity and performance that can be processed into fabric form and used to mould strong, but lightweight, parts for industries including automotive and aerospace. 

Another innovation podium will feature Coats Magellan being used in resistive heating: by passing a current through the yarn and conductive material it can heat a surface area.  Coats Magellan is a range of futuristic ‘smart’ yarns that can be used in cutting edge textile technology including RFID; by integration in a tag it can send signals to a phone.

Other products include Coats Aptan XTRU and Gral XTRU, engineered yarns designed to be braided into a protective cover over wiring harness systems used in heavy vehicles and machinery.  They can withstand contact with chemicals and fuels as well as extreme mechanical stresses.

One of the flagship products that will be showcased is Coats Epic.  The variety of applications, quality, reliability and colour range are just some of the reasons it is used in the production of more than one billion garments.  There will be a range of anti-wick sewing threads for apparel end use that are free of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs).  The PFC-free anti-wick finish prevents the capillary action of water transportation through thread in seams.

For the first time the stand will feature products from Gotex, a Spanish based company which designs and manufactures high performance fibres, yarns and tapes used in the telecommunications, energy and oil and gas sectors, which was acquired by Coats nearly one year ago. 

The team of Coats representatives attending Techtextil reflects its international expertise and are from its sites across Europe including Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the UK as well as India, the US and Singapore.

To find out more about the Coats products featured on the Techtextil stand go to:


For more information and to request a photo of Anne Fahy contact:

Kristina Blissett, Head of Communications
T +44 (0)208 210 5084, M +44 (0)7714 539887

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About Coats

Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textile crafts market. At home in some 60 countries, Coats employs 19,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2016 were US$1.5bn.

Coats’ pioneering history and innovative culture ensure the company leads the way around the world: providing complementary and value added products and services to the apparel and footwear industries; applying innovative techniques to develop high technology Performance Materials threads and yarns in areas such as automotive, composites and fibre optics; and extending the crafts offer into new markets and online.

Headquartered in the UK, Coats is a FTSE 250 listed company on the London Stock Exchange.

  • Each year we make enough thread to go into 8 billion pairs of jeans - that’s one for every person on the planet
  • Every month Coats produces enough thread to stretch all the way to the sun
  • More than 450 million pairs of shoes are made every year using Coats’ thread
  • More than 100 million car airbags are made using Coats’ Performance Materials thread every year
  • In 1879 Thomas Edison used Coats’ thread in his experiments to invent the light bulb
  • Our Red Heart knitting and crochet yarn brand has been named ‘America’s Most Recommended’ by the Women’s Choice Award for three years running
  • Our flame retardant Performance Materials threads can withstand temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius
  • Coats is the second largest supplier of zips to global brands