Conductive fibers and yarns for smart textiles

Bekaert Conductive fibers and yarns for smart textiles
Reliable, safe and durable, Bekinox® is the perfect conductive medium for your high-tech textile. This wide range of stainless steel fibers and yarns can be tailored to meet various applications including wearable electronics, sensors, antennas for RFID tags and electrotherapy pads.




The smart solution to active technical textiles

Bekinox® stainless steel fibers and yarns can be either 100% stainless steel or blended with other materials such as cotton and polyester. The high conductivity of the materials enables a reliable and efficient transfer of data and energy. The yarns are durable and soft and can be discretely integrated into the material of our customers. Their flexibility leads to comfortable textiles that can be washed numerous times without losing their specific characteristics.

Proven performance

To test the performance of Bekinox® yarns in smart textiles, Bekaert cooperated with the University of Ghent and Imec, the world’s leading nano-electronics and -technology research center. Extensive testing proved that Bekinox® conductive yarns and cables can be reliably integrated into flexible materials and continue to perform well under severe conditions.

Your partner in innovation

The requirements of each type of smart textile are unique. This is why we offer customized solution tailored to your needs.

Advantages

  • Long flex life
  • Easy to process using traditional textile techniques
  • Wide, customizable, conductivity range
  • Can be discretely integrated into textiles

Applications

Textile
Electro therapy pads
RFID = Radio Frequency ID tags
Smart clothing
Wearable technology
Antennas
Sensors (e.g. SIDS alarms, heart monitors)
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