Author - Randy Mitchell

VTT’s Steve Frierson is Presenting at FREE LECTRIX EMC LIVE Event 11/10/2020!

Sign up below to attend V Technical Textiles, Inc.'s Steve Frierson's FREE EMC LIVE presentation on "Portable RF Shielded Enclosures for Pre-Compliance EMI Testing Applications" on 11/10/2020!  These lightweight, soft sided enclosures create an ambient free environment that is ideal for the performance of pre-compliance testing on an electrical device to assure that it isn't emitting RF Interference (RF) into the working environment, causing the other devices present in the component to function incorrectly.  If the device is found...

Portable RF Shielded Enclosures Provided Work from Home Applications During Covid-19

When Covid-19 hit North America in March, it closed down a lot of our businesses, but many businesses and individuals were able to continue to do work from home or other remote locations during the quarantine/social distancing period of this pandemic.  The "Work From Home" #wfh group, were often able to continue their work with the use of RF Shielded Enclosures and pouches. One didn't need to be in the electronics development business to benefit from these enclosures.  Government and...

The Constant Increase of Electronic Devices makes the Shielding Industry Very Important in Achieving EMC!

We have more electronic devices than ever before in this world, each of them adding to the invisible cloud of E-Smog that surrounds us all.  More of these devices are being developed all of the time, with the development in cellular infrastructure for the 5G and 6G communications systems....yes, I said 6G!!!  That doesn't include the aerospace and automotive industries as today's aircrafts and automobiles are essentially controlled and driven with the aid of complex electronic devices and the...

A New use for Conductive Yarns, Embroidered Sensors and Electrodes!

If you think about it, a sensor is a conductive material that is attached to the skin and used to transmit readings of biometric information such as heart rate, brain activity, and other bodily functions through a wire to a recording device, giving your health professional a good idea of how your body is working.  An electrode is like a sensor as it is made of conductive material and attached to the skin, but instead of transmitting information away,...

Silverized Fabrics, Comfortable to Wear and Beneficial to Your Health as Well!!

V Technical Textiles, Inc. provides a line of clothing made with Silverized knits and fabrics.  These conductive metalized textiles make the clothing more comfortable, as the silver is a great conductor of heat.  This conductivity spreads the natural body heat that it absorbs throughout the surface of the garment, creating an even and balanced body temperature, lessening the presence of "hot spots and cold spots", and making the wearer feel more comfortable.  This "balancing" of the body temperature increases...

Sensors and Electrodes- A Perfect use for Metalized Textiles!

Most of us are familiar with the sensors that our health professionals use to gather many types of biometric information about the function of our electrical body organs including:  the brain, heart, nerves, temperature, blood oxygen saturation, humidity, and muscles.  Electrodes are also carriers of electric current for stimulation therapy for nerves TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) and muscles EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation). Traditionally, these sensors have been "wet Silver Chloride Sensors".  The "wet part" is a gel to provide...

I’m not “Just Spinning you a Yarn”, Shieldex®Yarns and Threads are the Best!

Shieldex Yarns are the most versatile yarns not only due to the anti-static, anti-odor properties, but for their high electrical and thermal conductivity as well.  These silver plated polyamide yarns can be used in the same fashion as non-coated yarns for twisting, warp-knitting, weft-knitting, embroidery, weaving and spinning.  Due to the conductivity of silver, these yarns can be used as a conductor in sensors, for the manufacture of clothing, home textiles, as well as "smart textiles".  The yarns are...

What can Metalized Textiles do for You? Your Imagination is the only Limit!

Since the founding of V Technical Textiles, Inc., it has been the world's single largest distributor of electrically conductive fabrics and notions.  Many people have no idea what metalized textiles are used for.  When they first came out, metalized textiles were used largely in electrical manufacturing in the aerospace, automotive, electronics industries as ESD carpeting, EMI shielded gaskets and quickly evolved into shielding materials in electronic devices to stop RF Interference from affecting the proper function of these sensitive...

5G-What’s the Latest Information on how it will Affect our Health?

The coming of 5G has had many people worried about "how will all of that RF radiation affect my health?" since its rollout in 2018.  The concern about cell phones in general and their radiation emission has increased over the years, as people spend more time on them and near them than ever before.  The FCC developed the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in 1996, at a time when the cell phone was just a phone.  The SAR reflected the...