e-Textiles

By integrating electronic components, textiles can be enhanced with many different functions such as sensors and lighting and therefore become e-textiles. This enables completely new application areas for e-textiles.

Textiles are an indispensable part of our everyday life. They are not limited to clothing made of fabric, knits and fleece, but also include technical textiles and composite materials. They withstand extreme stresses during washing and have many different functions while being light and highly flexible.

By integrating electronic components, textiles can be enhanced with many different functions such as sensors and lighting. This enables completely new application areas for textiles.

IZM’S IN, DIRT’S OUT: HOW TO WASH YOUR E-TEXTILES

E-Textiles have been under development for almost two decades, but still have not reached a wide market. One of the reasons is their deficient usability which leads to a low user acceptance. Especially for textile-integrated conductor tracks, which exhibit a…

HOW WEARABLES WILL AFFECT PROTECTION, FASHION, AND COMMUNICATION

There are smartphones, smart homes – and now even our textiles are getting smart. Their practical potential is already being tested by the emergency services, but smart textiles are also set to conquer the world from medicine to fashion and,…