Coats is launching a new range of zips featuring a herringbone (HB) pattern tape. The tapes of the new Opti M HB zips are interwoven with polyester and cotton yarns to achieve the classic pattern.
The polyester absorbs the dye while the cotton just changes color slightly which creates the herringbone effect and also provides a soft finish to the tape, similar to fabrics with this special weave. The dyeing techniques can be varied so the product is available in a natural shade - which is suitable for post-dyed garments – as well as in the normal Coats’ color range. The puller and teeth have a brass finish.
Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business. The main uses for Opti M HB zips are in fashion apparel, leather goods, handbags and luggage. It provides complementary and value added products and services to the apparel and footwear industries and applies innovative techniques to develop products in new areas such as tracer threads, aramids and fiber optics. The company is the second largest global zip manufacturer. It produces enough thread to reach around the equator every 11 minutes. It produces enough yarn to knit 70 million scarves a year.