USA: Coats launches AS threads for outdoor apparel
Coats Group plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, always comes up with new products and innovations to deliver added value to its customers… One of its new thread innovations – the Coats AS range of threads is being designed to meet the needs of outdoor performance sportswear, woven outerwear and fashion jackets.
Epic AS and Gral AS are 100 per cent polyester continuous filament sewing threads, with high versatility and smooth surface, creating a clean seam appearance. The construction of the threads delivers high seam strength and excellent performance. Both the threads have lower static and dynamic friction values, which help minimize the attraction of down towards the needle in dry factory conditions. This results in less down leakage through the needle holes.
In drier atmospheric conditions, the lower static and lower dynamic friction values of Gral AS and Epic AS minimize the attraction of down towards the needle, helping to prevent down leakage through needle holes. The lower dynamic friction values of Gral AS and Epic AS also enhance the uniformity of the stitch formation allowing neat and wellbalanced seams. The AS range of threads allows for improved sewing performance on complex materials due to its higher heat shield along with outstanding sewability. It provides solutions for oilsensitive materials such as C0 fabrics. Lower tension settings can be locked so that the stitch balance can be improved and neater and flatter seams can be achieved.