Coats Brings in World’s First Antimicrobial Sewing Thread

January 15, 2013 / No Comments

Industrial thread and textile crafts company Coats has launched the world’s first antimicrobial sewing process that can reduce the growth of microbes and bacteria around seams.

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Developed under the name Coats Protect, these threads have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. The innovative idea has been developed in the North American laboratories.

These high quality threads will create a “zone of inhibition” that prevents the growth of odor- and stain-causing bacteria and pathogens around the suture.

The antimicrobial thread can be useful in the making of items that need continuous protection from bacteria, including hospital furnishings, operating-theater beds, muscle supports and military tactical vests. It can be also useful in the manufacturing of odor-free and antifungal footwear.

According to the company, these threads can be made available in any substrate, thread size, or color and it will not affect sewing performance or chemical properties.

Sadly, these threads are only effective up to 15 industrial laundry cycles, therefore it is not ideal for making hospital gowns and sports gear.

Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread and textile crafts business established in the 1970s and have offices in more than 70 countries with over 20,000 employees.