Project

Electro-Active Textile Materials

Duration
01 December 2011 → 30 November 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
smart textiles electric conductivity
 
Project description

Electro-conductive textile materials are important for smart textiles. Frequently this conductivity is achieved by applying metal particles, fibres, yarns or metal coatings.The goal of this research is to explore the potential of screen printing with conductive inks to obtian electro-conductive textiles. The influence of washing and abrading is studied when using different kinds of inks on various textiles.