Application of PU-sealing into Cu/Ni electroless plated polyester fabrics for E-textiles

Jayoung Cho, Jihye Moon, Keesam Jeong, Gilsoo Cho

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Abstract

Electroless metal plated fabrics are favorable to be used as e-textiles due to the excellent conductivity and peculiar properties of textiles such as flexibility. But, the electrical durability is not enough to be used as e-textiles. Therefore, we applied polyurethane(PU)-sealing (single-sealing vs. double-sealing) onto the electroless metal plated polyester fabrics (Ripstop vs. Mesh) to reinforce the electrical durability. We investigated the changes of electrical properties of the PU-sealed metal plated fabrics after laundering by a multi-meter, examined the surface changes using scanning electron microscope, and checked the metal existence using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. And, we finally proved the possibility of the fabric strips as transmission lines by alternating conventional earphone lines. PU double-sealing showed higher performance on Ripstop polyester fabrics even after being laundered 10 times, which was almost the same as Cu-based typical conductive lines did.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-334
Number of pages5
JournalFibers and Polymers
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 1

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Polyesters
Polyurethanes
Metals
Textiles
Durability
Earphones
Laundering
Telephone lines
Electric lines
Electric properties
Electron microscopes
Smart textiles
Scanning

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Cho, Jayoung ; Moon, Jihye ; Jeong, Keesam ; Cho, Gilsoo. / Application of PU-sealing into Cu/Ni electroless plated polyester fabrics for E-textiles. In: Fibers and Polymers. 2007 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 330-334.
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In: Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 8, No. 3, 01.06.2007, p. 330-334.

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