What to know about e-textile standards 

August 22nd, 2022

By incorporating a type of plastic yarn and using heat to slightly melt it (thermoforming), MIT researchers were able to greatly improve the precision of pressure sensors woven into multilayered knit textiles, which they call 3DKnITS. Photo: Irmandy Wicaksono/ MIT As the e-textiles industry continues to grow, it will be essential that there are consensus-based […]

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Protecting innovations in smart fabrics

April 27th, 2020

IFAI’s Summit discusses new innovations, cybersecurity, industry engagement.  by Janet Preus The Smart Fabrics Summit was held virtually this year. Presented by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce in collaboration with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), its speakers covered a range of topics particularly pertinent in the smart fabrics market area today.  The first session, […]

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Progress in e-textile standards

July 15th, 2019

Organizers push for industry participation in the ongoing process. By Janet Preus Work is well underway, progress has been reported, and new initiatives have been launched. At IFAI’s Smart Fabrics Virtual Summit this spring, presenters Chris Jorgensen, IPC, and Stephanie Rodgers, Apex Mills, provided a comprehensive update on the development of international standards for e-textiles. […]

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