Smart Textiles

Smart Textiles

Shieldex U.S. has become a major source in the field of smart textiles. Shieldex® conductive textiles are becoming the most widely used component in development of smart textiles. Many wearable technology developers are finding the Shieldex® conductive fabrics and yarns provide excellent conductivity which is required to embed sensors especially used in medical and athletic smartwear development.

Etchtex

flexiblecircuitimageShieldex U.S. and V Technical Textiles, Inc. is pioneering new technology utilizing Shieldex® Tin/copper/Silver conductive fabric (Zell) PN#1500101130 or PN#15002001130 to offer a game changing, value added, innovative new product named Etchtex. This ground breaking application of a proprietary process to Shieldex® conductive textiles is expected to have an exponential effect within its associated industries, and has led to V Technical Textiles ability to offer both standard and custom designed solutions to the capacitance sensor, resistive heating, flexible circuit, smart textile, patch antenna, heated clothing, smart gloves, and wireless communications industries to name a few.

Utilizing a proprietary process, Shieldex U.S. with V Technical Textiles have worked closely with a third party to develop the ability to selectively remove sections of metal from the conductive fabrics; in order to produce specific designs within the body of Shieldex® Tin/Copper/Silver conductive textiles. This ability allows for the production of both standard and custom designed sensors, resistive heaters, antennas, and other associated flexible lightweight solutions to these industries. While this type of technology is currently being performed on thin film devices, the innovation here is the ability to provide this technology on a textile. This innovation increases the durability and conductivity of the solution versus thin film technologies; and also increases flexibility of design.

For more information please see Etchtex Products Presentation

TPU Wire / Interconnect

TPU WireFlexible conductive fabrics are taking the place of thin film technologies for sensing, heating, and flexible circuit applications. Advances in chemical etching technology are providing integrated components for these applications utilizing conductive fabrics. The physical nature of these new products present a challenge for durable mechanical connections to existing interface components. Existing mechanical methods utilizing wire, solder, snaps, or other mechanical connection methods do not lend themselves to reliability, flexibility, or durability.

Shieldex® has developed a solution to produce flexible, reliable, and durable interconnection components and methods. Utilizing our TPU wire constructed of silver plated yarns and a TPU overcoat; we have pioneered a solution to replace rigid wires and connections. Our TPU wire can be ultrasonically welded to our conductive fabrics, and traditional interface components; eliminating the use of rigid wires and mechanical interconnections.

For more information please see TPU Wire / Interconnect Presentation

Please visit Shieldex U.S.’s partner V Technical Textiles website: www.vtechtextiles.com to learn more about products produced using Shieldex® brand conductive textiles.

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