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DuPont features its Intexar smart clothing technology at outdoor retailer

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-07-26 16:15:00 – New York

DuPont Advanced Materials is a leading innovator and high-volume supplier of commercially available electronic inks and compatible substrates for a broad range of printed electronic applications features its Intexar smart clothing technology at the on going Outdoor Retailer Summer Market the largest outdoor apparel show in the industry being held from July 26-29, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at booth #36037. Intexar is a game-changing technology and will truly move the needle in making smart garments as comfortable as regular fitness clothing.

DuPont is featuring its two smart clothing garments powered by Intexar technology at Outdoor Retailer. Firstly, the Body Plus will display a smart fitness shirt commercially available in China that uses DuPont Intexar to enable real-time monitoring and data collection, e.g., heart rate, breathing and muscles movements.

Secondly, OMsignal will display two products: a high-end fitness sports bra and a comfortable, attractive lifestyle bra, boasting advanced sensory technologies capturing real time ECG, respiration and physical activity. They are using Intexar prints for their ECG sensors. Intexar technology is enabling multiple applications well beyond athletic apparel and is helping them to make smart clothing mainstream, said Frederic Chanay, CEO and co-founder of OMsignal.

Intexar transforms ordinary fabrics into active, connected, intelligent garments that provide critical biometric data including heart rate, breathing rate, form awareness and muscle tension. Intexarâ„¢ offers superior stretch and comfort and is easily integrated into garments to make smart clothing.

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.

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. Garments powered by Intexar can endure over 100 washes, and continue to perform through repeated stretching and demanding performance.

The growing portfolio of DuPont Advanced Materials electronic inks is used in many applications, including forming conductive traces, capacitor and resistor elements, and dielectric and encapsulating layers that are compatible with many substrate surfaces including polymer, glass and ceramic.

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