Global launch of two new Coats safety products at A+A trade fair
- 05 Nov 2013
Coats plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, is launching two innovative new products, Flamepro and Signal at A+A, the largest international trade fair on safety, security and health at work, being held in Dusseldorf, Germany, 5-8 November 2013.
Flamepro is a range of flame, electric arc and cut resistant yarns for use in personal protective equipment, while Signal is a range of reflective tapes for high visibility applications.
The range of Flamepro yarns has been developed for fabrics used in a wide range of extreme environments including fire fighting, oil and gas, power, anti-riot and military combat. The versatile range includes a product for use in fire retardant underwear worn by firefighters and Formula 1 drivers and is available in a large range of counts and dyes.
Coats has developed a unique blend indicator which can take customer requirements such as improved bodyburn, higher ATPV (arc thermal protective value), increased comfort and lower cost, and translate them into a specific flame resistant blend without the need for a large number of expensive samples.
Signal is a range of high quality reflective tapes for workwear, protective clothing, apparel and accessories which is available globally. It is available in flame resistant and standard versions suitable for both domestic and industrial wash applications. All products meet or exceed the requirements of high visibility and heat and flame resistant norms. It is available in lime and silver and different widths.
Shantanu Banerjee, Managing Director, Global Speciality, Coats plc, said: ‘Coats has developed Flamepro and Signal using our detailed understanding of the flame protection and safety standards that govern the production of personal protective equipment. We have combined this specialised industry knowledge with our long standing expertise in yarns and trims to produce safe and practical products.’
To download high resolution images for Flamepro and Signal go to: www.coats.com/imagelibrary
To find out more about Flamepro and Signal visit the Coats stand at A+A (hall 7, stand A41)
For more information please contact:
Kristina Blissett, Communications Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
T +44 (0)208 210 5084, M +44 (0)7714 539887
For further information on A+A go to: www.aplusa-online.com/
Notes to Editors
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 2012 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
- 75 million car airbags are made using Coats’ thread every year
- Coats produces enough yarn to knit 65 million scarves a year
- In three and a half hours, Coats makes enough thread to go to the moon and back
- 300 million pairs of shoes are made every year using Coats’ thread
- One million teabags using Coats’ thread are brewed every 10 minutes
- Thousands of surgical operations take place every day using Coats’ thread
- Thomas Edison used Coats’ thread in 1879 to invent the light bulb
- Coats produces enough thread to reach around the Equator every 11 minutes
- Coats is the second largest and fastest growing global zip manufacturer
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