Coats

Stretching

Innovative new Coats zip and thread products for the global sportswear industry

World leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business Coats plc is rolling out two new products targeted at the sports footwear and apparel industry - Coats Opti S Gym zips and Coats Eloflex sewing thread.

Coats Opti S Gym zips use a clever auto-lock clip-down slider and puller - eliminating the problem of dangling zip pullers that can cause irritation during exercise.   

Coats Eloflex is a revolutionary sewing thread, high in elasticity and tenacity, making it perfect for use in the seams of garments with high points of strain such as sportswear, leotards and gym wear, as well as the neck linings of knitwear; swimwear, underwear and stretch denim.  The thread’s high stretch properties, strength and durability significantly reduce the risk of seams splitting and tearing. 

Frazer Smith, Chief Commercial Officer, Coats plc, said: ‘Coats Opti S Gym and Coats Eloflex are further examples of our varied portfolio of apparel, footwear and specialty thread, yarn and zip innovations.  Both products demonstrate our continued dedication to responding to our customers’ needs and our commitment to pioneering invention.’

Coats Opti S Gym zips and Coats Eloflex are available globally in an extensive range of colours.

To download high resolution images for Coats Opti S Gym zips and Coats Eloflex go to: www.coats.com/imagelibrary

To find out more about Coats Opti S Gym zips and Coats Eloflex go to: http://www.coatsindustrial.com/en/products

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For more information please contact:

Kristina Blissett, Communications Manager, kristina.blissett@coats.com

T +44 208 210 5084, M +44 7714 539 887

About Coats

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 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 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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