DuPont Advanced Materials recently announced the availability of its newest stretchable electronic inks and films for smart clothing. The announcement coincides with the launch of a new brand identity, DuPont Intexar smart clothing technology.
The company says Intexar creates intelligent garments by connecting fabrics to biometric data including heart rate, breathing rate, form awareness and muscle tension. The product is embedded directly onto fabric using standard apparel manufacturing processes to create thin, form-fitting circuits. Garments powered by Intexar can endure more than 100 washes and continue to perform through repeated stretching.
DuPont highlighted Intexar technology at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in July. Also at Outdoor Retailer, Body Plus displayed a smart fitness shirt commercially available in China that uses Intexar. And OMsignal showed two products: a fitness sports bra and a lifestyle bra, both featuring sensory technologies capturing real-time ECG, respiration and physical activity.
DuPont Advanced Materials is a supplier of commercially available electronic inks and compatible substrates for a broad range of printed electronic applications.