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Coats highlights ultra-lightweight composite technology at ACCE 2019

3 September 2019: Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread company and global supplier to the automotive composite industry, is exhibiting and presenting at this year’s Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE) in Michigan, US (Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 September). It is showcasing its new technologies engineered to combine performance with production efficiency and optimal weight reduction.

Probir Guha, VP of Global Composites Innovation, Coats, said: ‘Our innovative thermoplastic and thermoset technologies are creating the automotive solutions of the future, with capabilities to customise down to the smallest detail and we are excited to partner with OEM, and Tier 1 partners positioned at the forefront of the lightweight automotive composite revolution. The ACCE event enables us to educate and inform the entire automotive sector on the many transformations within the composite industry across the globe.’

The advent of both Synergex™ and Lattice™ now allows Coats to offer customers cost effective means to reduce weight by more significant levels than that of aluminum, magnesium and conventional carbon fibre and hybrid technologies. Coats will be exhibiting the full range of automotive composite solutions as well as presenting on the viable alternatives to manufacturing currently available and on the horizon for the automobile industry.

In April, Coats opened its Innovation Hub – EMEA in Bursa, Turkey following the recent opening of Innovation Hub – Asia in Shenzhen, China in March. Innovation Hub – America, the first of the series, opened in October 2018 in North Carolina, US. These three dedicated centres at key locations around the world enable Coats to collaborate with a range of innovation partners including customers, brands, suppliers, universities and start-ups.

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

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 18,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2018 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 automotive, composites, fibre optics and oil and gas.

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

  • Each year we make 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
  • Our flame retardant Performance Materials threads can withstand temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius

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