30. April 2019 | Techtextil
Amann: Intelligent threads
Conductive threads can also offer benefits in medical technology, for instance as an essential component of pain relief belts, where the use of Silver-tech conductive thread enables electrical impulses to be transmitted to nerve endings, which has a positive effect on the patient’s pain memory. In addition to new fields of application, various processing methods also play an important role. Threads are now no longer only sewn or embroidered – conductive Steel-tech thread, for example, can be integrated directly into the fabric and functions as an RFID antenna, for instance recording the number of wash cycles an item of clothing has been through. Conductive threads can also be used as pressure sensors that are embedded in composite material to record stress data.
Light and space-saving
Smart threads can not only replace bulky parts in a space-saving way, they are also extremely light, making them particularly attractive materials for emerging technologies such as electromobility or lightweight construction. The threads also make a significant contribution to the sustainability of components and products, especially when it comes to avoiding materials that are difficult to recycle, such as plastic and other synthetics. |
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