Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread company, is launching a new product targeting the personal protection sector called FlameProTM Splash Protect. The flame and heat resistant protective fabric is engineered to be lightweight, soft and flexible while maintaining durability for long lasting wear. It is being showcased at this week’s National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo in San Diego, California, US.
Coats FlamePro Splash Protect is specifically designed to incorporate thermal resistance and metal-shedding properties which protect against radian heat, flame, metal molten splash and other smelting hazards. The satin feel of the fabric gives it softness and comfort yet it can also withstand molten aluminium at a temperature of up to 760 degrees Celsius. It is anticipated main uses would be by aluminium, iron and steel manufacturers as well as foundries.
Richard Ridewood, Head of Group Innovation, Coats, said: ‘Coats is committed to developing innovative new products to help address the safety and performance requirements of the personal protection sector. FlameProTM Splash Protect is a ground breaking product for us which offers comfort, protection and complements our existing range of flame resistant sewing threads and also extends our offering to customers.’ FlameProTM Splash Protect is one of the first commercial launches of a product developed at the recently opened series of Coats Innovation Hubs. The 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. Innovation Hub – America, in North Carolina, US was the first in the series to open in October 2018 followed by Innovation Hub – Asia in Shenzhen, China and Innovation Hub – EMEA in Bursa, Turkey earlier in 2019.