Conductive fibers and yarns for smart textiles

smart textiles
Smart textiles are textiles that are able to sense and respond to changes in their environment. These  stimuli could be thermal, mechanical, chemical, electrical, magnetic, optical, etc. Smart textiles are used in a variety of medical, transportation, energy, protection, security, and communication applications. Wherever they are used, smart textiles provide added value in terms of improved performance or comfort.
Reliable, safe and durable, Bekinox® stainless steel fibers and yarns are the perfect conductive media for your smart textiles. This wide range can be tailored to meet various applications.

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

Benefits

Easy to process and integrate

The yarns are durable and soft and can be discretely integrated using traditional textile techniques into a range of materials.

Wash resistant

Their flexibility leads to comfortable textiles that can be washed numerous times without losing their specific characteristics.
 

Durable and long lasting

High corrosion resistance and long flex-life result in long-term durability.

Efficient energy and data transfer

The high conductivity of the materials enables reliable and efficient transfer of data and energy.
 

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