USA: Noble Biomaterials has teamed up with product design and development group Bemis Associates to develop a seamless, conductive advanced material that allows for simple and durable integration of electronics into apparel. The material is engineered with Noble’s Circuitex technology and provides for the detection, transmission and protection of electronic signals in a soft and flexible format. Its unique construction allows to design smart garments with integrated stretch and durability using Bemis Sewfree Bonding.
As per the company, Circuitex is made by permanently bonding pure silver which is a highly conductive element, to the surface of a textile fibre or fabric. The bond creates a continuous layer of silver, yet retains the flexibility, comfort and durability of the textile material. Products using Circuitex can provide myriad data streams (ECG, EMG, strain, pressure mapping), as well as allowing for active power delivery (lighting, electro-muscle stimulation, basic power).