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SwicoSilver HiCon - silver coated yarn for when outstanding conductivity, ongoing metal adhesion and high performance are required.
SwicoSilver HiCon type is the answer to any problem in terms of conductivity. Produced by the plasma metal coating process and with conductivity values of below 0.1 ohm/cm, SwicoSilver HiCon is the  yarn type with the best conductivity values in the SwicoSilver programme as well as in the highest ranking places compared to other conductive yarn solutions.

SwicoSilver HiCon - highly conductive silver coated yarn

Why SwicoSilver HiCon, why Plasma Silver Coated Yarns?

SwicoSilver HiCon yarns are a part of the Plasma Metal Coated Yarns programme. Coating a filament yarn by the plasma coating method gives much better wear, a perfect level coating and little to no conductivity fluctuation compared to usual techniques of coating yarn with metal. SwicoSilver HiCon yarns are easy to process in the textile chain and products on the fashion side have a wonderful noble appearance. Furthermore, they are easy to adapt to customer's requirements such as count, conducivity or base yarn material.

SwicoSilver HiCon yarns are the only ones in the world that provide flexiblity, extraordinarily high conductivity and longevity thanks to its new production process, the Plasma Metal Coating, where no chemo-galvanical methods are used. 
This is a huge advantage for demanding applications. The final product is easy care. The big problems that all other silver coated yarns have - brittleness and low adhesion - is inexistent for SwicoSilver HiCon. 


Compared to any other metalized yarn, SwicoSilver HiCon convinces with the following characteristics:
  • highly conductive
    SwicoSilver HiCon yarns meet high conductivty levels of up to abt. 0.06 ohm/cm.
  • textile touch
    Despite being coated with silver, SwicoSilver HiCon feels like a normal textile yarn and are just as versatile.
  • exceptional adhesion
    The silver coating holds perfectly onto the yarn. Due to the plasma coating production process, the silver is not brittle and will not crumble off the yarn.
  • very regular coating along the yarn
    Ideal for automation applications, where uniform conducitvity is important to keep performance at a steady level and reaction margins extremely narrow.
  • coated with silver only
    There is no layer of any other metal or adhesive substance underneath like it is with other metalization processes. Yet, SwicoSilver HiCon provides excellent adhesion of the metal on the yarn - much better than traditional methods.  
  • tailored upon your requirements
    Additional to the standard programme, SwicoSilver HiCon can also be made with the properties you need. This includes conducitivity values, base yarn material counts or twist. We do everything so that the yarns are easy to process for you.

Furthermore, thanks to the coating with pure silver, SwicoSilver HiCon yarns also comprise the characteristics of silver, which are:


  • antimicrobial
  • antifungal
  • static dissipation
  • shielding from radiation
  • shielding from electromagnetic force


Despite the yarn being easily adjusted to customers special needs, there are also the following standards for SwicoSilver HiCon with substrate Polyester PET available in stock:
Product line: SwicoSilver HiCon
 count (dtex)
with core
without core

440 f 96


710 f 144


1090 f 288


1195 f 103


1513 f 192 -
1834 f 295 -
2244 f 199 -

■: available in stock
○: production on order only

Base yarn of all SwicoSilver HiCon stocks is PET FDY or ht. Other base materials - such as Nylon, PP, etc. - exclusively upon order.



SwicoSilver HiCon high conductive silver yarn


Additional to the stock service, SwicoSilver HiCon yarn can also be tailored upon your requirements.
Not only concerning the count but also in reference to what materials / substrates can be coated - SwicoSilver HiCon is very flexible.

So far, the following materials have been used for this process:
  • Polyester (PET)
  • Polyamide 6.6
  • Polyamide 6
  • Viscose (CV)
  • Silk
  • Meta-/ Paraaramide
  • Vectran
Base material: continuous filament yarn
Count range: no restriction
Twist: no restriction
Lowest possible conductivity: > 0.1 ohm/cm



For what kind of applications is SwicoSilver HiCon yarn suitable?
  • fabrics for decoration
  • high end fashion
  • luxury menswear in pin stripes
  • sewing / embroidery threads
  • fabrics for clerical applications
  • home furnishing
  • carpets
  • medical end uses
  • engineering as ESD applications
  • jewellery / watches
  • computing
  • electronic components
  • defense application
  • body sensor systems
  • decoration elements in folklore dresses


What to do when you are interested in SwicoSilver HiCon yarns.
Please use the below plasma coated yarn checklist (.docx file - attention, not the same checklist as for other Swicofil products) and send it completely filled in to us by email.

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