Plasma Metal Coated Yarn
INTRODUCTION TO PLASMA METAL COATED YARNS
Have you ever imagined what products you could develop if one could coat yarn with precious metals of all kind without any adhesive layer underneath? This is no longer fiction - it is reality. Plasma Metal Coated Yarns, the exclusive opportunity of coating yarns with the metal of your desire.
It is now possible to coat continuous filament yarn with the metal of your choice 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 the metal (such as conductivity) with those of a filament yarn (such as touch, workability, ...) while providing an excellent adhesion of the metal and without impairing impairing on the yarn's characteristics or performance.
Why Plasma Metal Coated Yarns?
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. Plasma metal coated 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.
Plasma metal coated yarns are the only ones in the world that provide flexiblity, very high conductivity and longevity thanks to its new production process, 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 metalized yarns have - brittleness and low adhesion - is inexistent for Plasma Metal Coated yarns. All this, whilst no impairing on the original yarn's characteristics.