DuPont Advanced Materials has announced availability of its newest generation of stretchable electronic inks and films for smart clothing.
The materials are being unveiled concurrently with a new brand identity – DuPont Intexar smart clothing technology.
The beauty of Intexar is that it creates an intelligent garment that is flexible and comfortable, according to the company. It’s embedded directly into the fabric with form-fitting circuits meaning the feel is no different than a regular shirt.
The technology itself provides the user biometric data like heart rate, breathing rate, form awareness and muscle tension.
“Intexar transforms ordinary fabrics into active, connected, intelligent garments that provide critical biometric data including heart rate, breathing rate, form awareness and muscle tension,” the company explains. “Intexar offers superior stretch and comfort and is easily integrated into garments to make smart clothing.”
Available as a suite of premium and high-performing stretchable electronic inks and flexible substrates, Intexar is seamlessly embedded directly onto fabric using standard apparel manufacturing processes to create thin, form-fitting circuits, the manufacturer reports.
According to the company, garments powered by Intexar can endure over 100 washes, and continue to perform through repeated stretching and demanding performance.
“Every athlete – from professional to everyday – can benefit from smart clothing to help boost their performance; but it has to look good and feel good,” said Michael Burrows, global business manager, DuPont Advanced Materials.
“Intexar is a game-changing technology and will truly move the needle in making smart garments as comfortable as regular fitness clothing,” Burrows concluded.