COA: 77.77 GBp
translate icon
Home • Blogs • The Significance of Yarns in Industrial Safety

The Significance of Yarns in Industrial Safety

Yarns play a significant role in the manufacturing of protective industrial wear & protect our industrial workers from dangerous hazards. With properties like flame resistance, chemical resistance, cut protection and high visibility, yarns are proven to be game changers for industrial safety.

Fabrics and garments made from blended high-performance yarns provide substantial protection against a range of industrial hazards, including protection from fire, electric arc, flash molten metal splash, extreme contact heat, chemical exposure, clean room antistatic, and additional associated hazards.

Industrial workers rely heavily on gloves to ensure their safety which play a vital role in protecting their hands from potential hazards. In addition to providing exceptional cut resistance, they are also designed to withstand high temperatures.

Blended high-performance yarns with high-visibility workwear applications ensure that site workers can be seen even in reduced or very low light conditions.

Role of High-Performance Materials

Industrial work environments present various dangers, from extreme temperatures and open flames to machinery-related risks. Poor safety culture is identified as one of the top reasons for industrial accidents globally. Failure to use necessary safety equipment and good quality protective gear may jeopardise workers’ safety.

Investing in protective clothing made from high-performance materials is critical. These materials combine strength, durability, and targeted resistance, creating a robust shield against potential injuries.

Coats Performance Yarns: Setting New Safety Standards

Coats has transformed protective workwear with its high-performance yarns. The FlamePro™ range, in particular, stands out. Designed to withstand extreme conditions, Coats yarns have become the go-to choose for industries where fire and heat pose significant concerns.

FlamePro™ Yarns: Unmatched Protection

Coats’ FlamePro™ blended high-performance yarns are engineered with advanced flame-resistant properties, not only resisting ignition but also preventing the spread of flames in environments with fire hazards where this protection layer is crucial.

FlamePro™ is a blended yarn that can consist of a maximum of five various fibre types. The ultimate blend, ranging from flame retardancy to superior durability to anti-static features, is determined by the fabric’s purpose and intended application. Our methodical blend engineering approach eliminates the need for error sampling and extensive trial.

Key Features & Advantages
  • Capable of core spinning with either filament or spun core.
  • Dope-dyed and Yarn-dyed colours are offered.
  • Utilises a scientific approach to blend engineering to minimise extensive trial and error.
  • Customised coating systems, such as soil release.
  • Compliance with Euro EN ISO 11612, EN ISO 11611, EN ISO 14116, EN 469, NFPA 1977,1975, 1971, 2112, and 70e standards.

The applications include the Automotive industry, Petroleum and gas plants, Utilities, and Electrical arc.


Coats Armoren – A game changer for safety

Coats Armoren utilises an innovative J Spun engineered yarn technology that pushes the boundaries of safety awareness in cut protection.

Laser fine protective elements are created by utilising the latest stretch fibres and coverage of high-quality core yarn. They offer exceptional tactile dexterity and ultra-light comfort at the same time and turn out to be a game changer for safety.

The proprietary helical J Spun core construction, known for its superior quality, enables gloves to offer extreme cut resistance even at fine knitting gages.

The selection of soft fibre blends combined with a top-notch core yarn coverage method results in textiles that offer a cool touch on the skin and a velvety feel.

Key Features & Advantages
  • The cut resistance of the J Spun helical core and cover construction is enhanced by 100-250% (A2 to A3-A4) within the standard range, resulting in elevated Ultracut levels of A5 to A8.
  • Thin fabrics can be knit on gauges as fine as 18gg. This enables wearers to experience agile freedom of movement, enhanced tactile nimbleness, and exceptional fingertip sensitivity.
  • The utilisation of stretch components and soft yarns ensures excellent elastic recovery and provides an ultra-flexible grip.
  • To mitigate the risks associated with electric arc flash incidents, Coats possesses the capability to create innovative blends that effectively halt the spread of heat and prevent charring in compliance with F2675M-13 Hazard Category Level 2 (8 cal/cm2). Our solutions extend to addressing even the requirements of HRC Level 3 (25 cal/cm2) or beyond.
  • Aramid blends in Standard Armoren can withstand flame heat exceeding 250°C according to EN 407 standards for Level 2 contact heat resistance. Contact heat level higher than 350°C (Level 3) can also be achieved.
  • Protection against hazards from molten metal splashes.
  • Resistance to hypodermic needles according to ANSI 105 (150 Newtons).
  • Conforms to high mechanical impact standards of ANSI ISEA 138.
  • Provides an electrostatic (EN 1151/ANSI 16350) and silicone-free modular clean room environment.
  • Complies with FDA food handling requirements 2002/72 EC.
  • Certified for chemical exposure with REACH and OEKO-TEX®.

The primary applications include structural component assembly, metal fabrication of irregular sharp edges, sheet metal stamping, tool dies, gas fabrication, automotive glass assembly, autoclave, metal and hot glass castings, meat cutting, etc.


Redefining Durability

Effective protective workwear shouldn’t just offer immediate safety but also the endurance of the daily difficulties of industrial use. Coats Performance Yarns are renowned for their exceptional durability, ensuring that protective wear remains effective throughout its lifespan.

High-performance protective work wear not only safeguards workers from health hazards but also fosters a positive work environment.