Textile Conducting Paths

The latest product innovation from Statex! Partially metallised, highly conductive ,stretchable fabric

In cooperation with Laird Performance Materials, we were the first company in our market segment to realize a partial Silverization on stretchable fabrics.

This method is significantly more resource efficient and environmentally friendly.

Our partial metallization technology enables us to map customer-specific forms of sensors, patch antenna systems, bus line systems, heating coils and capacitive sensors on flexible, ductile material to integrate them into their applications.

Metallized textiles offer many advantages in comparasion to conventional materials, they are highly flexibility, washable and the huge weight advantages of textiles make technical textiles attractive to many different markets.

The new material is able to stretch in either one or both directions. A major advantage over alternative technologies is the special metallization technology, Statex is using. The design is fully silverized in all dimensions and works from both sides of the material equally.

Further information including purchase requisitions and delivery time can be downloaded here.

Properties of textile conducting path:

  • Low electrical resistance
  • High durability
  • Washable
  • Stretchable
  • Fine pitch
  • Adhesive and coating options
  • VAS: sensor, die cutting, lamination,wire and LED connection

Advantages of textile conducting path:

  • High performance
  • Long term reliability
  • Antimicrobial
  • Shielding
  • Signal/wire pattern
  • Flexible/Conformable circuit
  • Thin and lightweight
TYPICAL PROPERTIES FEATURES TEST METHOD
Thickness 0.55 ± 15 %  
Service temperature -30 + 90 °C  
High temperature short term 150 °C/20 min  
Trace resistance:    
Original <4 ohm/mm of width 4 points probe/10 mm length
20×20% stretch cycle No change  
1×50% stretch cycle No change  
Trace width >2 mm  
Abrasion >38,000 cycles ISO 1297-1
Metal Adhesion >5 AATCC 8-2007
Folding >500,000 cycles ISO 32100:2011
Washing  >30 cycles DIN 6330:2012