Conductive cotton-based fibre for smart textiles

Hang Liu e textile lab1Researchers at Washington State University have developed a fibre that is said to offer the flexibility of cotton and the electric conductivity of a polymer, which could have a range of applications in the smart textiles sector such as for wearable e-textiles.

In tests, the researchers used polyaniline, a synthetic polymer with conductive properties already used in applications such as printed circuit board manufacturing.

For the full story, see the January 2024 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


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