INTRODUCTION TO SWICOGOLD YARNS
An elegant yarn that combines conducitvity and the textile touch without losing workability, adhesion or stability - this is SwicoGold, 24K Gold coated filament yarns.
It is now possible to coat continuous filament yarn with 100% 24K Gold (meaning without any adhesive layer underneath) by a new process called plasma metal coating.
Invented by EMPA Switzerland and now exclusively applied by Tersuisse - our partner for high tenacity Polyester yarns - this wordwide unique and patented technology revolutionizes the Gold yarn industry as it combines the characteristics of Gold (such as conductivity) with those of a filament yarn (such as touch, workability, ...) while providing an excellent adhesion of the Gold.
Why Plasma Gold Coated Yarns?
SwicoGold 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. SwicoGold 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.
SwicoGold yarns are longlasting as SwicoGold yarns are the only one in the world where 24K Gold is brought straight onto the base yarn. There is no silver or copper layer underneath the Gold!
This is a huge advantage for demanding applications. The final product is easy care. The big problem that all other Gold coated yarns have - the underlying silver or copper oxizidizing through the gold coating, turning the gold black therefore - is inexistent for SwicoGold yarns. They can be washed without hesitation and without having to fear the gold to turn black.