Industrial threads specialist Coats Group plc (Stockley Park, UK; Marion, NC, US) will emphasize its commingled carbon fiber/thermoplastic fiber yarn, which results in what the company calls a "flexible thermoplastic prepeg." Other fibers offered include glass and aramid. Products include carbon and commingled yarns as well as twisted yarns. There will also be samples of yarns with multiple end use applications across a wide range of sectors including automotive, aerospace and construction as well as sporting goods.
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