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CONTACT! ....thoughts from the Director

  • Is solid or twisted wire too heavy for your needs; is it too fragile and breaks down after repeated bends?

  • Or maybe you can't reach optimum electrical or mechanical performance with your current wire choice?

  • Are you sacrificing attributes and making expensive tradeoffs?

Now is the time to investigate metal-clad or conductive yarns and fibers and see why they are rapidly becoming the smart choice for engineers and designers in a variety of areas: such as aircraft, space, smart clothing, EMI* shielding, and much, much more.




EMI* braid:
* ElectroMagnetic Interference


This continues to be an ever more exciting time for conductive fibers.  In addition to a constant stream of new discoveries, techniques and base materials, there are a plethora of smart fabrics and prodicts on the market, and all buttressed by an increasing number of trade shows and events--all opportunities for professionals to interact.  LinkedIn, the venerable and premier business contact website, also offers Groups in the areas of wearable electronics and smart fabrics.

In the upcoming years, the smart fabrics industry will continue to make technological advances and expand into new, untapped markets. The world market for smart clothing is projected to grow from a base of $17.2 million in 2013 to approximately $600 million by 2020, according to research firm Tractica LLC.   And of course, smart fabrics require conductive wires and fibers.


Does the conductive fiber industry need standards?

We had an inquiry recently asking:  "Can you tell me if there is a USA industry standard and/or a International industry standard for testing Electrically Conductive Fibers?"    Since we straddle the worlds of electronics and textiles, measurements and language vary considerably.  Wires are measured in AWG sizes, while fibers are measured in Dtex or deniers.  Do we need standards for current and resistivity?  What are your thoughts?  Send us a note:  CondFiberMfg@gmail.com

.What are your thoughts?  

E-textile or smart textile


This web site is brought to you by member conductive yarn and fiber manufactures, researchers, industry vendors, and others in order to increase the awareness of, knowledge about, and utilization of conducitve fibers. We want to eliminate tradeoffs and help you optimize your conductivity choices.


Carbon nanotube ªTopBits.com


"The trend continues to be SWaP--reduced size, weight, and power," says J.C. Ramirez at ADL Embedded Solutions in San Diego.  And SWaP is the keyword, and the basis of our industry--conductive fibers reduce weight, increase strength and flexibility. 
Remember SWaP!

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