Making Smart Clothing Easier to Design, Manufacture, Wash and Wear
DuPont offers a complete suite of functional, stretchable electronic ink materials for smart clothing and other wearable electronics.
DuPont stretchable electronic inks provide an elegant, manufacturing-ready alternative to previous methods of embedding electronics in clothing. The end result is a thin, form-fitting circuit that can be seamlessly fused with standard fabrics, allowing for unprecedented comfort and freedom in wearable electronics design.
DuPont stretchable inks for wearable electronics are designed to deliver stable performance despite repeated elongation. Smart clothing enabled by DuPont inks is washable and durable – it can withstand up to 100 wash cycles. These materials can be used in common manufacturing processes to manufacture smart clothing without significant investment.
DuPont will offer a full material suite of conductors, encapsulants, and sensors for wearable electronics, initially including:
DuPont PE872 stretchable conductor, which is washable with encapsulation
DuPont PE772 stretchable, washable dielectric encapsulant