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Performance Wear

Contents

Introduction
Coats Performance Wear
Coats Performance Wear for Protective Clothing
Coats Opti Zips for Protective Clothing
Coats Signal – Reflective and flame resistant
Coats Connect – Hook & Loop tapes
Coats Performance Wear for Workwear
Coats Opti Zips for Workwear
Coats Signal for Workwear
Coats Connect for Workwear
Technical Data – North America, Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic
Technical Data – Europe, Asia, Middle East

About Coats

At Coats we have over 250 years of pioneering experience and are global leaders in industrial threads, zips, engineered yarns and trims, employing more than 20,000 employees in over 70 countries. We are proud of our tradition of landmark innovations in threads, zips, colour technology and manufacturing processes, many of which have become global industry standards. Our comprehensive range of products are designed to deliver the desired strength and performance characteristics that make Coats’ products the first choice for manufacturers of high quality textiles. Our product offer is supported by a suite of value added services to help customers improve efficiency, solve problems and train staff online or onsite. Coats’ comprehensive product offer, worldwide network and established leadership in innovation and service make us your natural first choice for a truly global partner.

Coats Performance Wear

  • Performance Wear covers a wide variety of garments ranging from protective clothing and workwear to uniforms and gloves.
  • These garments are expected to perform in differing, demanding environmental conditions e.g. firemen’s clothing, welder’s coveralls, electrical utility overalls etc. They are also required to serve as a corporate brand enhancer e.g. airline uniforms, retail and catering industry employees.
  • As a manufacturer of performance wear you need to ensure products have the durability to withstand the daily hostile environment while still providing comfort the wearer.
  • New, innovative materials, such as meta-aramids or meta-aramid blends, have revolutionised the performance wear industry by delivering garments that offer improved functionality and durability coupled with better comfort.
  • Coats is proud to present – threads, engineered yarns and zips, trims and tapes for performance wear, a comprehensive and cost-effective range of threads and zips that offer superior solutions for the manufacture of protective clothing, workwear and uniforms.
  • Coats threads and zips are guaranteed to meet all the important Euro Norms and they deliver consistently superior quality and value – globally.

For Protective Clothing:

Technical Data

Pyrostar
Firefly
Flamepro
Flame Master
Protos Plus
Protos Fil
Protos Steel
Heat & Flame Protection EN 469 Fire Fighters, NFPA 1971, NFPA 1975, NFPA 1977
Heat & Flame Protection EN ISO 1611 Welding, NFPA 2112
Heat & Flame Protection EN ISO11612 Industrial Heat and Flame
Heat & Flame Protection EN ISO14116 Industrial Heat and Flame
Cut & Abrasion Protection
Electric ARC Protection NFPA 70E, EN 470, EN 149-1, EN 61340
US Military Specifications
Technical Data

Helios*
Helios K
Aptan
Epic Antisil (SIF)
Gral Antiwick (AW)
Gral Antistatic (AST)
Heat & Flame Protection EN 469 Fire Fighters, NFPA 1971, NFPA 1975, NFPA 1977
Heat & Flame Protection EN ISO11612 Industrial Heat and Flame
Heat & Flame Protection EN ISO14116 Industrial Heat and Flame
Electro Static Protection EN 1149
Chemical: Alkali Protection
Clean Room Protection: Silicone Free
Cut & Abrasion Protection
Foul Weather Protection
US Military Specifications

*Helios sewing thread is suitable for use in heat and flame protective clothing according to EN 469, EN ISO 11612 and EN ISO 14116. It is not suitable for use in electrician and welder protective clothing due to the relatively low vertical resistance (< 105 Ω) the material can not keep down the possibility of electrical shock by contact with live electric conductors.

For Workwear / Uniforms:

Technical Data
Dual Duty Epic Astha
Chemical: Acid Protection
Workwear / Uniforms
US Military Specifications

Coats Performance Wear for Protective Clothing

Flame, heat or splashes of molten metal or chemicals – when working under extreme conditions Coats threads, engineered yarns and zips provide maximum protection – made to protect.

Coats Pyrostar

  • Coats Pyrostar is 100% longstaple spun meta-aramid, specially finished
  • Outstanding heat and flame protection, up to 370°C
  • EN 469, EN ISO 11611, EN ISO 11612 and ISO EN 14116 approved
  • Wide range of colours
  • Excellent strength, durability and seam appearance
  • Specified for fire fighter uniforms, public authority garments and flame retardant embroidery

Coats Firefly

  • Coats Firefly is 100% spun meta-aramid
  • Outstanding heat and flame protection, up to 370°C
  • EN469, EN ISO 11611, EN ISO 11612, EN ISO 14116 NFPA 1971, 1975, 1977, 2112 approved
  • Wide range of colours
  • Excellent sewability and seam integrity
  • Specified fire fighters clothing, work wear uniforms and army combat suits
  • US Military Spec AA55217

Coats Flame Master

  • Coats Flame Master is polyester corespun with polyester wrap
  • Excellent permanent flame protection
  • EN 469, EN ISO 11611, EN ISO 11612 and ISO EN 14116 approved
  • Most extensive shade range
  • Superior sewability
  • Recommended for firefighters, welders, industrial workers, military and public order personnel

Coats Protos Plus and Protos Fil

  • Coats Protos Plus: long staple spun para-aramid
  • Coats Protos Fil: continuous filament para-aramid
  • Outstanding strength for protective apparel providing optimum cut and puncture resistance
  • Ideal for fire fighter wear, safety shoes, gloves and bullet proof vests
  • High temperature limit up to 400°C
  • Coats Protos Plus: US Military Spec AA55195
  • Coats Protos Fil: US Military Spec AA55220

Coats Protos Steel

  • Coats Protos Steel is constructed with a special steel core and a para-aramid wrap
  • High temperature limit up to 1000°C
  • Outstanding strength
  • Ideal for welding blankets,fire curtains, heat and flame protective carpets and industrial heat and flame protective clothing

Coats Flamepro

  • Coats Flamepro is an innovative family of flame resistant electric arc and cut resistance yarns
  • Large selection of fibres
  • Ability to blend multiple fibres

Coats Helios

  • Coats Helios consists of steel wires wrapped with a flame retardant cotton cover
  • High temperature limit up to 600°C without any mechanical strain
  • EN 469, EN ISO 11612 and EN ISO 14116 approved
  • Provides good sewing performance

Coats Helios K

  • Coats Helios K consists of steel wires wrapped with a para-aramid cover
  • High temperature limit up to 1000°C without any mechanical strain.
  • Outstanding strength
  • Ideal for welding blankets and curtains, Insulation jackets and Industrial heat & flame protective clothing

Coats Aptan

  • Coats Aptan is a 100% continuous filament nylon 6,6
  • Excellent high speed sewing
  • Excellent abrasion resistance

Coats Epic Antisil (SIF)

  • Coats Epic SIF is a polyester corespun sewing thread with polyester wrap
  • Silicone free
  • For use in seams where silicone is undesirable, e.g. paint spray coveralls

Coats Gral Antiwick (AW)

  • Coats Gral AW is made from continuous filament polyester with a water repellent finish
  • Specially designed to prevent wicking of water through needle holes and along the thread by capillary action
  • High degree of water resistance
  • Recommended for use in seams where water repellency is called for

Coats Gral Antistatic (AST)

  • Coats Gral AST is made from continuous filament polyester in combination with a conducting material
  • Specially designed to prevent static build-up in garments, footwear etc.
  • Highly recommended for garments for electronic assembly line staff

Coats Opti Zips

Opti M Firefly - flame retardant zip made up of 100% meta-aramid tape and metal elements. This zip gives outstanding permanent heat and flame protection up to 370°C. Opti M Firefly meta-aramid metal zips are tested and certified according to standards EN ISO 15025:2002, EN 469, EN ISO 11611, EN ISO 11612 and ISO EN 14116. They meet most of our customers' requirements for 20 washes as per BS 5651:1989 and also meet standards DIN 3416, 3418, 3419 and BSI 3084.

Opti S FlameMaster and Opti M FlameMaster – the textile tapes are based on special molecular modified polyester, rendering permanent flame retardant properties.

Coats Signal – Reflective and flame resistant

Coats Signal Flame Retardant Cotton is a flame resistant silver retro reflective tape for all types of flame resistant high visibility applications.

Coats Signal Flame Retardant Aramid is a premium flame resistant retro reflective tape designed for maximum heat and flame protection and tough industrial laundry conditions.

Coats Signal Flame Retardant Lime-Silver-Lime/Orange-Silver-Orange is a flame resistant aramid based reflective tape that has combined retro reflective and fluorescent elements for maximum visibility at night time and during daytime and low light conditions.

Coats Connect – Hook & Loop tapes

Coats Connect Flame Retardant - hook and loop fasteners produced from 100% polyamide with flame resistant properties. They are designed for a broad range of industrial applications where flame protection is required and meet the requirements of key flammability standards.

Coats Performance Wear – for Workwear /Uniforms

Frequent and repeated industrial washing and the daily stress of performing under punishing conditions – you need Coats threads and zips – made to work.

Coats Dual Duty

  • Polyester corespun with cotton wrap
  • Coats Dual Duty combines the tenacity and strength of a polyester filament core with a cotton wrap, delivering excellent sewing performance
  • Extensive colour range
  • Certified to Öko-Tex Standard 100, class 1
  • Excellent wash-down characteristics for jeans
  • Outstanding abrasion resistance for demanding work wear applications

Coats Epic

  • Polyester corespun with polyester wrap
  • Coats Epic combines the high tenacity polyester filament core with a polyester wrap to make a versatile and reliable thread
  • Specially lubricated to deliver outstanding sewing performance
  • The high strength allows the use of finer thread size, giving better seam appearance without compromising seam strength
  • Extensive colour range
  • Certified to Öko-Tex Standard 100, class 1
  • Excellent fastness properties – ideal for industrial washing processes
  • Outstanding abrasion resistance for demanding workwear applications

Coats Astra

  • High tenacity 100% staplespun polyester
  • Coats Astra is specially lubricated to deliver excellent sewing performance
  • Wide range of colours at an affordable price
  • Resistant to sunlight and chemical degradation
  • Certified to Öko-Tex Standard 100, class 1
  • Excellent fastness properties

Coats Opti Zips

Opti S – the strongest, slender, spiral zips manufactured using the unique 'S'-technology, the core of which is in one step production of the textile tape combined with only one weaving operation, where high quality fibres are interwoven whilst inserting the spiral.

Opti M – metal zips manufactured using bead technology, where profile metal elements (teeth) are clamped on woven and dyed textile tape.

Opti P – zips with plastic moulded teeth produced casting under pressure of each separate tooth directly on the already woven and dyed textile tape. Teeth are injected on strictly defined intervals, depending on their size.

P60 QR – can enable fast opening of a jacket or an outerwear zipped garment. The quick release zip is an important feature for clothing worn in risky or hazardous environments where, for example, a jacket needs to be taken off swiftly for administering first aid.

Coats Signal – Reflective tapes

Coats Signal products for industrial wash – premium quality retro reflective tapes designed for tough industrial laundry conditions – withstands more than 70 industrial laundry cycles including tunnel drying at temperatures of up to 160°C.

Coats Signal products for domestic wash – tapes and transfer film, both meet and exceed the requirements of key high visibility norms.

Coats Connect – Hook & Loop tapes

Coats Connect Standard – hook and loop fasteners in 100% polyamide woven fabric with latex free polyurethane coating designed for a multitude of applications in the apparel, footwear, furniture, mattress, medical or automotive industries. Durability is assured for up to 10,000 opening and closings and they have excellent closure and horizontal strength.

Coats Signal C 412 300 is a flame resistant aramid based reflective tape that has combined retro reflective and fluorescent elements for maximum visibility at night time and during daytime and low light conditions.

Technical Data – North America, Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic

Coats Threads for Performance Wear

Thread
Description
Tex
Ticket
Average Strength (cN)
Elongation (%) Max
Needle Size (?)
Firefly Logo Staple spun meta-aramid 24
120 588
24
10 - 12
27
110 735
26 11 - 14
40
75
931
28 12 - 14
60 50 1,568
28 14 - 18
80 40 2,058
28 16 - 19
90 35 2,998
28 18 - 22
Protos Logo Long staple spun para-aramid 45
70
3,773
5
12 - 14
60 50 4,800 5
14 - 18
80 40 7,105
5 16 - 19
90 35 8,428 5 18 - 22
105 30 9,776
5 19 - 23
Protos Fil Logo Continuous filament para-aramid 90 35
18,000 5
19 - 22
135
20 27,000 5
21 - 23
350 9
60,074 5
26 - 29
Protos Steel Logo Special steel core and a para-aramid wrap 90 30 8,500 6 120 - 140
Helios Logo Steel wires wrapped with a flame retardant cotton cover 210
13
2,700 16
130 - 160
Helios K Logo Steel wires wrapped with a para-aramid cover 210 13
6,000 10
130 - 160
Flamepro Logo Family of flame resistant, electric arc and cut resistance yarns Offered in various fibres, blends and counts. Contact marketing@coats.com for more information

*Needle size recommendations are a guide only and ultimately depend on the sewing application.

Since conditions and applications vary considerably in the use of the thread and yarn, Coats and its distributors can make no guarantee of results. These recommendations are given in good faith but without warranty or liability on the company or its employees. The thread and yarn user should assure herself or himself by preliminarily testing that the thread and yarn is suitable for the end use intended. Technical information listed above is based on current averages and should be taken only as indicative.

Technical Data – Europe, Asia, Middle East

Coats Threads for Performance Wear

Technical Data
Thread
Description
Tex No.
Ticket No.
Article Code
Length (m)
Average Strength (cN)
Elongation (%) Min - Max
Needle Size (Nm)
Pyrostar Logo Long staple spun meta-aramid 135 20 SAD3020 1,000 5,800
17 - 27
130 - 160
70 40 SAD5040 2,500
6,380 17 - 27
100 - 120
40 70 SAD1070 5,000
1,600
16 - 26
90 - 100
Firefly Logo Staple spun meta-aramid 70
40
9600040 2,500 2,300
17 - 27
100 - 120
40 70 9700070 5,000 1,500 17 - 27
90 - 110
30 100 9700100 5,000 1,000 15 - 25
80 - 90
Flame Master Logo Polyester covered corespun permanent flame protection 70
40 2392040 2,500 3,650 17 - 27 100 - 120
40 70 2395070 5,000 2,400 15 - 25 90 - 110
Protos Plus Long staple spun para-aramid 80 35 SAE1035 3,000 10,600 3 - 5 110 - 130
60 50 SAE5050 3,000 8,000 3 - 5 100 - 110
40 70 SAE8070 5,000 4,900 3 - 5 90 - 100
Protos Fil Logo Continuous filament para-aramid 135 20 SAE6020 2,000 27,000 3 - 5 130 - 160
90 30 SAE7030 2,500 18,000 3 - 5 120 - 140
Protos Steel Logo Special steel core and a para-aramid wrap 90 30 SZOK030 2,000 8,500 4 - 6
120 - 140
Helios Logo Steel wires wrapped with a flame retardant cotton cover 210
13
900013 2,000 2,700 8 - 16
130 - 160
150 18
900018 2,000 2,100 15 - 25
120 - 140
Helios K Logo Steel wires wrapped with a para-aramid cover 210 13 0639013 2,000 6,000 6 - 10 130 - 160
Aptan Logo Continuous filament nylon 70 40 S054040 3,000 4,704 16 - 29 100 - 120
45 60 S064060 6,000 3,207 16 - 29 90 - 110
35 80 S066080 6,000 2,161 15 - 26 90 - 110
Epic SIF Logo Polyester covered corespun free of silicone 40 80 3045080 20,000 1,965 18 - 24 90 - 110
30 100 3047100 50,000 1,490 17 - 22 75 - 90
Gral AW Logo Continuous filament polyester thread with a water repellent finish 60 40 1420040 1,000 4,228 17 - 22 100 - 110
40 60 1420060 1,000 2,622 16 - 22 90 - 100
35 80 1420080 1,000 2,165 16 - 22 90 - 110
Gral AST Logo Continuous filament polyester in combination with a conductive material 135 20 S2A2020 830g 8,360 17 - 25 140 - 160
80 30 3450030 600g 5,1942 16 - 23 110 - 130
35 80 S2A4080 4,000 2,166 15 - 23 90 - 100
Dual Duty Logo Polyester corespun with cotton wrap 60 50 1569050 5,000 2,842 18 - 22 100 - 120
40 75 1569075 5,000 1,862 18 - 22 90 - 110
24 120 1569120 5,000 1,039 18 - 22 70 - 90
Epic Logo Polyester covered corespun 60 50 2994050 5,000 3,038 18 - 25 100 - 120
40 80 2994080 5,000 1,965 18 - 25 90 - 110
30 100 2994100 5,000 1,490 17 - 22 75 - 90
24 120 2994120 5,000 1,186 17 - 22 70 - 90
21 150 2994150 5,000 980 17 - 22 65 - 75
Astra Logo Staple spun polyester 40 80 8754080 5,000 1,408 13 - 20 90 - 110
27 120 8754120 5,000 924 13 - 20 75 - 90

*Needle size recommendations are a guide only and ultimately depend on the sewing application.

Since conditions and applications vary considerably in the use of the thread and yarn, Coats and its distributors can make no guarantee of results. These recommendations are given in good faith but without warranty or liability on the company or its employees. The thread and yarn user should assure herself or himself by preliminarily testing that the thread and yarn is suitable for the end use intended. Technical information listed above is based on current averages and should be taken only as indicative.

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