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Coats showcases latest products at Wire

Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer, is showcasing its innovative ranges of para-aramid and polyester engineered yarns at Wire, the international wire and cable trade fair.  Wire is held in Dusseldorf, Germany, Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April and the Coats stand location is Hall 16, G 39.

Shantanu Banerjee, President, Speciality, Coats, said: ‘We apply our proven technologies to yarns to improve performance in existing applications and are also constantly looking at new end uses, particularly in the wire and cable sector.  Our water block technology is just one example of how we have combined specialist knowledge with our long standing expertise in yarns.  We are constantly innovating to address evolving customer needs and the testing requirements of the environments in which they operate.’

The team of Coats representatives attending Wire reflect its global expertise and are from its sites around the world including Germany, Turkey, India and the US.

The innovative products include Ultrabloc S/SC, a water swellable yarn which is ideal for dry blocking in fibre optic cables.  It is a pure spun super-absorbant polymer thread with a polyester core for added strength and temperature stability.

Protos Ripcord PF is specifically for cable ripcord applications.  It has a unique protective film coating which is highly resistant to abrasion, proven to help reduce ripcord size, especially in armoured cable applications.  It is produced use the latest twisting technology, a highly controlled process that ensures optimal ripcord performance.

Gral Binder LS is a high tenacity multi-filament polyester yarn with ultra-low shrink.  It is specially engineered to ensure that the binder does not indent buffer tubes which can cause a defect in the cable and disrupt the stranding operation.  Its main use is for loose tube telecommunications cables and it provides a lower cost alternative to aramid binders.

To find out more about Coats expertise go to www.coatsindustrial.com

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For more information and to request a photo of Anne Fahy contact:

Kristina Blissett, Head of Communications kristina.blissett@coats.com
T +44 (0)208 210 5084, M +44 (0)7714 539887

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About Coats

Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textile crafts market. At home in some 60 countries, Coats employs 19,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2016 were US$1.5bn.

Coats’ pioneering history and innovative culture ensure the company leads the way around the world: providing complementary and value added products and services to the apparel and footwear industries; applying innovative techniques to develop high technology Performance Materials threads and yarns in areas such as automotive, composites and fibre optics; and extending the crafts offer into new markets and online.

Headquartered in the UK, Coats is a FTSE 250 listed company on the London Stock Exchange.

  • Each year we make enough thread to go into 8 billion pairs of jeans - that’s 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
  • Our Red Heart knitting and crochet yarn brand has been named ‘America’s Most Recommended’ by the Women’s Choice Award for three years running
  • Our flame retardant Performance Materials threads can withstand temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius
  • Coats is the second largest supplier of zips to global brands