Industrial thread manufacturer Coats has taken a stake in Twine Solutions, an Israeli based technology start-up which has developed a new digital thread dyeing system. Coats is investing $5 mn for a 9.5 per cent share in the company and a seat on the Board. Twine has created the world’s first standalone digital thread dyeing system which applies the features of small scale digital printing to the traditional dyeing process. The system continuously dyes a single raw or off-the-shelf (white) thread to any requested length and in any colour, with a choice of millions of colours, shades, as well as colour gradients.