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UXBRIDGE – Industrial thread supplier Coats has partnered with Swiss innovator HeiQ to integrate its Viroblock antibacterial treatment into new engineered yarns.

The resultant sewing threads will be developed at Coats’ Innovation Hub in North Carolina, and has been tipped for widespread applications including within healthcare.  

Ronan Cox, performance materials, Coats, said: “The combination of HeiQ Viroblock technology with our specialist expertise in threads and yarns creates a unique and powerful textile solution for the challenges we see today.” 

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