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SENSORS

Yarn and fibers for sensors, e-textiles and wearable technology.

SENSORS, E-TEXTILES, WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

The rise of digitalization not only changed the world of technology, it also affected the world of wearables: Smart textiles and wearable technology have become widely available, transforming the world of fabrics. Where once electronics had to be embedded into clothes or metal wires of low elasticity and easy break had to be used, there is now the possibility of making the garment itself the sensor; making smart clothes comfortable, fashionable, safe, durabable, useable as well as functional.

E-textiles and wearable technology are not only nice-to-have gadgets that are of interest to big tech companies who intend to enlarge their product portfolio. E-textiles also have the potential to revolutionize healthcare for example by better and uninterrupted monitoring performance without interfering the wearer's daily life.

With flexible and highly conductive yarns, it is not only possible to sensors body activities. The monitoring of processes can also be revolutionized - not the least thanks to integrated and pliable circuits.

CONDUCTIVE YARNS

The development of fabric-like sensors is not lastly thanks to conductive yarns that provide conductivity and workability into sensors at the same time. 

Conductive yarns for sensors include:
 
  • SwicoSilver (including HiCon type)
    100% silver coated PET filament yarn - or any other substrate that is an endless filament yarn of any material. Thanks to the plasma metal coating process, metal is directly brought onto the substrate without any adhesive layers - for perfect workability, excellent conductivity values and a long functional life span.
    SwicoSilver yarns are good for knitting, weaving, twisting, embroidering and braiding - they are resistant to washing. 

     
  • SwicoGold
    100% 24K gold coated PET filament yarn - or any other substrate that is an endless filament yarn of any material. Thanks to the plasma metal coating process, metal is directly brought onto the substrate without any adhesive layers - for perfect workability, excellent conducitivty values and a long functional life span.
    SwicoGold yarns are good for knitting, weaving, twisting, embroidering and braiding - they are resistant to washing.

     
  • plasma metal coated yarn
    The metal of your desire on a PET filament yarn - or any other substrate that is an endless filament yarn of any material. Thanks to the plasma metal coating process, metal is directly brought onto the substrate without any adhesive layers - for perfect workability and a long functional life span. Including the advantage of having the properties of the metal on a textile yarn.
    Plasma metal coated yarns are good for knitting, weaving, twisting, embroidering and braiding - they are resistant to washing.

     
  • fine metal wire

     
  • fine inox wire
    This fine Inox wire is available in a mixture with polyvinyl alcohol PVA in a count of 560 dtex. The PVA yarn is wrapped around the Inox to enable a good workability. In the finishing process the PVA part is dissolved and as a result one gets a 100% Inox fabric / product.

     
  • silver coated polyamides
    In different counts, we can provide you a PA 6.6 or PA 6 mono- and multifilament yarn which is coated with silver by the chemical process.

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