SHIELDEX® Conductive Yarns, Threads, and Fibers

SHIELDEX® Conductive Yarns, Threads, and Fibers

Conductive Yarn Shieldex Threads Shieldex TPU Shieldex Fiber

Shieldex® Yarns

Conductive YarnShieldex® Conductive Yarns, Threads, and fibers can be used in a variety of applications due to their antistatic and high electrical and thermal conductivity properties.  These yarns are available as monofilaments, multifilaments, and as twisted yarns.  The silver-plated polyamide yarns can be twisted, warp and weft knitted, embroidered, interwoven, and spun like uncoated yarns.  They are used as conductors for sensors, smart textiles, RF shielded clothing, and home textiles.

 

Yarns-Single Ply 

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Metals  Part Number  

Lineal  Resistance:

Ohms / Meter

22/1 dtex rd Ag 2012412221            NA
33/1 dtex rd Ag 2002210331 < 200,000 Ω/m
33/10 dtex rd z turns Ag 20012103310 < 50,000 Ω/m
44/10 dtex z turns Ag 201221104410Z < 4,000 Ω/m
78/20 dtex z turns Ag 20012107820 < 3,500 Ω/m
117/17 dtex z turns + B Ag 200161111717B < 1,500 Ω/m
117/17 dtex z turns HC +B Ag 200161111717HCB < 500 Ω/m
235/36 dtex HC + B offen Ag 20012223536HCB < 600 Ω/m

 

 

Yarns-Twisted

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Metals Part Number  

Lineal Resistance:

Ohms / Meter

22/1 dtex + 113/32 PET Ag 261151022113 < 20,000 Ω/m
44/12 dtex + 113/32 PET Ag 26015104413 < 30,000 Ω/m
117/17 dtex 2 ply Ag 2601211011717 < 1,500 Ω/m
117/17 dtex 2 ply HC + B Ag 2260121011717HC < 300 Ω/m
235/36 dtex 2 ply HC + B Ag 200121235362HCB < 80 Ω/m ± 30 Ω/m
235/36 dtex 4 ply HC + B Ag 200121235364HCB < 40 Ω/m ± 10 Ω/m
20 dtex lycra + 44Ag + 44 roh Ag 26012104413 < 5,000 Ω/m

Shieldex® Threads

Shieldex ThreadsShieldex® Threads are used whenever tear-resistance is required.  The automotive and technical textile industry use the electrically conductive properties of our threads to the great benefit of their products.  These threads are particularly suitable in technical applications in the smart textiles sector due to their high conductivity.

 

Sewing Threads

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Metals  Part Number  

Lineal Resistance:

Ohms / Meter

117/17 dtex 2 ply Ag 260121011717 <1,500 Ω/m
117/17 dtex 2 ply HC + B Ag 260121011717HC <300 Ω/m
235/36 dtex 4 ply HC + B Ag 200121235364HCB <40 Ω/m ± 10 Ω/m
22/7 + 110 PET 3 ply (100g cone) Ag 260151022110 <200,000 KΩ/m

Shieldex® TPU (Thermoplastic PolyUrethane) Yarns

Shieldex TPUShieldex® TPU insulated yarns are excellent for use in areas where a “typical solid wire” does not have ideal properties for the application. Typically this would be an application that requires a flexible wire that won’t develop stress fractures created by repeated flexing that solid metals do, ultimately resulting in failure.  Conductive yarn in a flexible, insulated TPU sleeve is a great solution, literally a “wire” with the flexibility of a yarn!  TPU Yarn is also easily embroidered into smart textiles, providing a flexible, highly conductive path through the textile.  The conductivity of the yarn is unchanged by the sheathing.

 

TPU Twisted Yarn (Insulated)

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Metals Part Number  

Lineal Resistance:

Ohms / Meter

117/17 dtex 2 ply HC TPU Ag 2001211719TPU < 250 Ω/m
235/36 dtex 2 ply HC TPU Ag 2001212353610TPU < 60 Ω/m

Monofilament Wires

Shieldex ThreadsMonofilament Wires are true single filament yarns/wires of polyamide that are plated with 99% pure silver, compared to our single ply yarns which have multiple filaments in them.  These unique monofilament wires are available in many sizes to accommodate the specific requirements of the varied applications that they are used in.

 

Monofilament Wires

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Metals Part Number  

Lineal Resistance:

Ohms / Meter

80 Micron Wire Ag 20024108000 <100,000 Ω/m
100 Micron Wire Ag 2002120100 <100,000 Ω/m
125 Micron Wire Ag 2002120125 <100,000 Ω/m
150 Micron Wire Ag 200241015000 <100,000 Ω/m
180 Micron Wire Ag 2002410180 <100,000 Ω/m
240 Micron Wire Ag 4002410240 <100,000 Ω/m
400 Micron Wire Ag 4002410400 <100,000 Ω/m

 

More about Yarns and Threads

Many of our yarns have high conductivity (HC) and an anti-tarnish coating (B).   Some of our silverized yarns are twisted with a non-conductive yarn such as PET.  Yarns are sold by weight*.

*To better understand the numerical description of the yarns, an example would be our 117/17 dtex 2 ply the 117 is the weight in dtex.  Since it is a 2 ply, the weight is multiplied by 2, giving a total weight of 234 dtex BEFORE silver plating.  The number 17 represents the number of filaments present in the yarn.

Our other products include:

  • Spun Yarns
  • Staple Fiber
  • Flock

Please contact us for help in finding the Conductive Yarns, Threads, and Fibers that are right for your application!

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