Synethesiser App

Introducing the Coats Synthesizer app

4 June 2020: Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread company, has developed Coats Synthesizer, a unique app featuring a yarn blend calculator which accurately predicts, within seconds, fabric properties for end-use in the personal protection sector.

The ground breaking tool enables Coats to support its customers' tailored needs while also saving on the resource of multiple sampling processes.

Coats Synthesizer is a bespoke tool that blends yarns virtually using algorithms. The sophisticated blend predictor technology provides information on essential fabric properties such as burn protection, abrasion resistance and ATPV (arc thermal protective value). It also allows yarn costs to be optimised in real time. The app will support Coats as it works alongside customers to collaborate on the development of new and innovative blends together. Following the initial blend prediction and sampling done digitally, it is just fine tuning that is required at the physical development stage. This significantly increases the speed of delivery of products that meet customer needs without extensive trials or sampling.

Ronan Cox, President, Performance Materials, Coats said: ‘We continue to push the boundaries to provide tools and services to help improve our customers' productivity and speed to market. This app reduces the need for a long, costly pre-production sampling and will enable Coats to continue to drive to support our customers more efficiently in the competitive post-COVID world.’

Coats Synthesizer supports Coats position as a trusted partner and global leader of blended yarn production for innovative personal protection. It provides a series of advanced solutions with added quality and value for protective wear. These include the Coats FlamePro™ product range of flame-resistant, electric arc and cut-resistant yarns which deliver optimum heat, fire and smelting hazard protection for use in the personal protection, military and industrial sectors.

Coats global expertise and real time communication and knowledge sharing means it is able to support customers – wherever they are.


For more information contact:
Mariana Jackson, Group Communications
T +44 (0)20 8210 5140, M +44 (0)7775 225223

Notes to Editors

About Coats

Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread company. At home in some 50 countries, Coats has a workforce of 17,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2019 were US$1.4bn.

Coats’ pioneering history and innovative culture ensure the company leads the way around the world. It provides complementary and value added products, services and software solutions to the apparel and footwear industries. It applies innovative techniques to develop high technology Performance Materials threads, yarns and fabrics in areas such as Transportation, Telecommunications and Energy, and Personal Protection.

Headquartered in the UK, Coats is a FTSE 250 company, a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series and a participant in the UN Global Compact. It is also the Official Thread Supplier to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

  • Each year Coats makes enough thread to go into 8 billion pairs of jeans – that is 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
  • Coats’ flame retardant Performance Materials threads can withstand temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius
  • Coats Epic Ecoverde is the world’s first 100% recycled premium sewing thread

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