High Performance

Conductive yarn materials featuring versatile, application-specific functional layers to enhance knitting processability.

Saal C
Mittwoch, 11.09.2024, 17:35 - 18:00 Uhr

The presentation will illustrate the utilization of yarn coatings to introduce application-specific functionalities to conductive yarn materials, aiming to reduce abrasion and wear during knitting processes. Additionally, these coatings are instrumental in achieving diverse functions, including enhancing durability.

Samuel Bollmann (Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen Vogtland e.V.)
The textile industry is actively seeking advanced materials that offer unique functionalities, particularly in the realm of storing and transmitting electrical energy. These capabilities rely on the use of conductive yarn materials. To facilitate a seamless knitting process without causing abrasion to the knitting tools or the conductive layer, it is essential to enhance these yarns with additional application-specific adaptable functional layers. This enhancement can be achieved through both traditional and innovative yarn coating processes. Notably, the functional layer contributes to minimizing friction, a crucial factor for reducing abrasion during processing. In support of fundamental investigations, a dedicated test rig has been developed within the project to simulate the movements between needles and yarn during the knitting process.