Bekaert utilized a polyester wrapped stainless steel yarn that is both compatible with shuttle embroidery and meets the conductive needs.
Due to the demanding curves of insoles, Texible required a durable metal fiber yarn offering a high level of flexibility and longevity. Furthermore, Texible's production process utilizes a sewing technique via shuttle embroidery machines requiring smooth sewing yarn for improved efficiency and a high-quality output.
In terms of smart textile technology, conductivity and durability were big concerns for Texible. Additionally, the product must withstand regular bending, possible corrosion, and hundreds of industrial washes.
Bekaert's stainless steel yarn serves as the solution to Texible's smart textile requirements. Bekaert utilized a polyester wrapped stainless steel yarn that is both compatible with shuttle embroidery and meets the conductive needs of the product's pressure sensors without imparting an insulating effect.
Texible's product line ranges from shoe insoles and bed pads, which serve as crucial aids to healthcare workers alike. In turn, the unique characteristics of Bekaert's conductive metal yarn enables Texible to continue producing pressure sensing smart textiles.
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