INTRODUCTION TO SWICOSILVER YARNS
Silver coated yarn with an ongoing metal adhesion and high conductivity - this is SwicoSilver, the exclusive opportunity of coating yarns longlastingly with silver.
It is now possible to coat continuous filament yarn with 100% Silver (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 has the potential to open new markets as it combines the characteristics of silver (such as high conductivity) with those of a filament yarn (such as touch, workability, ...) while providing an excellent adhesion of the silver.
Why SwicoSilver Yarns?
SwicoSilver 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 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 yarns are the only ones in the world that provide flexiblity, very 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 yarns.