Side-by-side conductivity and flexibility

December 18th, 2023

Sample fibers, which are cotton on one side and conductive polymer on the other. Photo: Washington State University. Electrically conductive "smart fabrics" have many potential applications, but their specialized fibers typically aren't as soft and flexible as those made of regular materials. An experimental new two-faced fiber, however, is both flexible and conductive. Developed by a team […]

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New color-changing fabric technology announced

April 10th, 2023

Fiber optic and fiber-device scientists in the laboratories of the University of Central Florida (UCF) have developed a new technology for an innovative textile that changes color and appearance on demand. The scientists believe ChroMorphous technology is a first in e-textiles and fabrics, as older versions of color-changing fabrics need sunlight or body heat to […]

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PolyU develops super-elastic conductor for wearable electronics

April 12th, 2021

Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a highly permeable and super-elastic conductor that can be used for wearable electronic devices and withstand wearing for a long period of time. This novel conductor is fabricated by coating or printing liquid metal onto an electrospun elastomeric fiber mat, which offers high permeability, stretchability, conductivity and electrical […]

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Electronics and materials: an integrated approach

April 12th, 2021

Researchers at the NRC have developed a conductive aramid, achieved by chemically altering the surface before using an electroplating treatment to apply the silver conductive ink. Photo: The National Research Centre (NRC), Canada. Flexible hybrid electronics show progress with advances in sensory yarns and fabrics.  by Dr. Marie O’Mahony Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) bring together capabilities from electronics, […]

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The expanding world of e-textiles

October 12th, 2020

IPC E-Textiles Summit covers innovations, markets and business advice. by Janet Preus A large group of presenters and attendees participated in IPC’s two-day conference on e-textiles recently, sharing insights about new technologies, the business of e-textiles, markets and trends. The textile industry, generally, has been quick to respond to industry needs throughout the course of […]

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