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Multifunctional Textiles

Textile Cable Replacement

Shieldex is lightweight, flexible, bendable and versatile due to its textile structure, while silver conducts heat and electricity. This innovating combination of the two delivers a product already used in 2018 by one of the largest American IT groups for a rubber tablet keyboard that could be folded and rolled up.

It is made possible by partial metallization, a process developed by Shieldex in which only the required structure of the respective conductor track or heating coil is mapped and metallized.

Shieldex Sports

An EMS suit was designed in collaboration with a sportswear manufacturer using Shieldex dry electrodes and Shieldex yarns in place of traditional cables. Electrical muscle stimulation is performed using dry electrodes, which effectively stimulates all major muscle groups as well as difficult-to-train deep muscles. Another benefit is that the silver anchored in the electrodes has antimicrobial properties.

Shieldex Think Tank

We are always working on new developments. Because of the diversity of our yarns and surfaces metallized with silver, nickel, tin and copper, our textiles can be incorporated into many products and applications that need to heat, light, warm and shield. Shieldex is a successful global technology leader in the silver plating of polyamide 6 and 6.6.

Would you like to know what other applications are possible with our products?

Our Shieldex Think Tank focuses on future-oriented topics and ideas that are possible with Shieldex materials. Our focus is on B2B as well as on research and development of new products. You have the idea - we have the solution.

Please note that we are not a manufacturer or supplier of finished sensors or the like.

Smart Socks

Due to their flexibility and textile structure, Shieldex electrically conductive textiles are suitable for special applications in the healthcare sector as well as the manufacture of medical products. Shieldex's silver-plated products are OEKO®-Tex certified and, thanks to their antimicrobial properties, can be worn on bare skin.

Small sensors, for example, can be incorporated into socks made with Shieldex yarns to record every movement, speed, and number of steps taken and send the data to the wearer's smartphone via Bluetooth. The information gathered can be used to improve and correct one's running style.