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CONDUCTIVITY / RESISTIVITY

Conductivity with Swicofil, expert in yarn and fiber specialities for conductive yarn and fibers like plasma metal coated yarn, stainless steel yarn, carbon loaded yarn or chemo galvanically silver coated yarn.
Conductive yarn like plasma metal coated yarn, stainless steel yarn, carbon loaded yarn or chemo galvanically silver coated yarn with Swicofil, expert in yarn and fiber specialities.
In the world of tommorrow, the megatrends of today will be embedded into our daily lifes. The Internet Of Things will have arrived, enabling daily life articles to be connected to devices in order to interact with them. This development does not stop in the textile field: smart textiles, meaning fabrics with sensors incorporated, open a new world in terms of innovation and possibilities.

A NEW WORLD

Sensors and fabrics however do not stand in contradiction. Over are the times, where brittle fine wires needed to be somehow added to the farbic, attempting to combine flexibility with conductivity - but failing miserably at it.


Nowadays, a variety of elegant solutions exist on the market: conductive yarns that combine low resistivity values and flexibility without compromising the conductive performance of a yarn. Such yarns, like the plasma metal coated ones, enable new production methods for sensors, meaning the conductivity can be incorporated directly into a fabric by weaving, knitting or embroidery for example.

CONDUCTIVITY MEETS YARN

Conductivity on yarns can be reached via various production techniques: plasma metal coating, chemo galvanic coating, stainless steel yarns, pure metal fine wires or carbon loaded yarns to name a few. Depending on the type, those techniques can be applied on filament yarns, spun yarns and fibers.

This diversity in production techniques consequently enables to meet all customer requirements as there is no such thing as "the" conductive yarn. Rather, there are solutions for applications where high or low conductivity values are required.

 

TAKING THE SHOCK OUT OF TEXTILES

Conductive fiber technologies are also tools for development in markets where unacceptable static discharge raises quality, health and safety concerns.

As many textile manufacturers search for non-commodity opportunities that add value for their customers, products developed for electrostatic discharge (ESD) control have shown promise. Whether for traditional clean-room apparel fabrics or antistatic conveyor belts, products that dissipate electrical charges continue to find their way into a broad array of markets.

In the automotive industry, product applications include seatbelts and upholstery. Bulk bags, antistatic brushes and conveyors and paper-forming belts make manufacturing safer and more efficient. Antistatic brushes inside printers are widely used hidden components. The commercial environment has benefited from using antistatic engineered commercial upholstery and flooring products — and the list goes on.

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