New conductive narrow fabric introduced 

November 14th, 2022

Photo: Janet Preus Burlan Manufacturing exhibited its conductive narrow fabric at IFAI Expo in Charlotte this fall. The narrow fabric is the newest in its line of conductive fabrics, which provide conductivity woven into the structure of the fabric, so it will not wear off or wash off over time. Because of its size and […]

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Supreme Corp. recognized as a top ten provider in wearables

August 22nd, 2022

Conductive yarn and smart textiles developer Supreme Corp., Hickory, N.C., has been named a 2022 Top 10 Wearable Technology Solutions Provider by Applied Technology Review. Additionally, the company and CEO Matt Kolmes are featured as the cover story of the July 2022 issue of the publication, which reports progress made with the capabilities of its sensor-embedded smart yarn to measure vital signs […]

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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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Drexel announces development of new conductive yarns

November 11th, 2019

MXene-coated yarns were tested by using them to knit textiles in three common patterns, single jersey, half gauge and interlock, to determine the optimal configuration for knitting with the conductive yarn. Photo: Drexel University Center for Functional Fabrics. Producing fabrics that perform all the functions desired, while retaining the best  characteristics of fabric is no easy […]

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E-textiles: where we are

November 12th, 2018

With breakthrough technologies and standards under development, it’s been a turning point year for e-textiles. IFAI’s Expo 2018 in Dallas in October offered a good variety of topics in its presentations and a range of products across advanced textiles markets. Medical and health, protective and safety, smart fabrics, solar textiles and military applications were among […]

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Supreme introduces a dual reflective and conductive smart yarn

February 26th, 2018

Specialty yarn producer Supreme Corp., Conover, N.C., announces its new, custom smart yarn. Supreme, with its VOLT Smart Yarns and partner JRC REFLEX, have developed and produced a specialty smart yarn that combines the patented processes of VOLT Smart Yarns and Coated Reflective Yarn (CRY®) to deliver a highly conductive and reflective material. The partnership […]

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