Capability to Produce Selective Plating onto Stretchable Fabrics

July 16, 2019, 1:41 pm

8 July 2019 – Bremen, Germany and Shanghai, China – Statex and Laird Performance Materials have announced a joint and new capability which creates selective plating and high electrical conductivity onto both sides of stretchable fabrics. Potential uses will range from components found in consumer/professional wearable products to medical devices to military/aerospace and automotive critical systems.

The new approach creates an electrically conductive pattern and circuit directly onto both sides of a flexible fabric substrate. The procedure, accomplished through pure silver metallization, will enable improved component product performance and higher reliability combined with a lower total cost of ownership realized during manufacturing.