Smart Clothing

Resistance Heating Warms us!

Resistance Heating Warms us!  Winter is here, and resistance heating keeps us warm outside!  People stay warm by wearing smart clothes that react to cold.  Hunters, ice fisherman, snowmobilers and skiers can stay warm!  Socks, gloves, coats, and vests can respond to ease the cold!  The secret to keeping warm in lies in conductive textiles.  Electric current is passed through the conductive material.  The conductive textile converts electrical energy to heat energy!  Our car seats, mirrors, steering wheels, and...
Conductive Embroidery Thread

Embroidered Circuits Require Embroidery Thread!

Embroidered Circuits Require Embroidery Thread!  In the early days of smart textiles and smart clothing, wires ruled!  Actual wires ran from power source to switch and on to the functional element!   Wires developed stress fractures as the textile flexed.  These stress fractures resulted in circuit failures.  TPU "wire" was developed to correct stress fractures.  The "wire" was conductive yarn surrounded by Thermoplastic PolyUrethane (TPU).  This allowed flexibility of yarn and the insulation/protection of the TPU.  This solution worked well...
Embroidered Sensors

Sensors are very Important. What do they do?

Sensors are very Important.  What do they do?  Sensors are by definition devices that measure a physical property and records, indicates, or otherwise responds to it. Sensors monitor our health- They monitor our vital signs and alert us to problems.  They can be used in hospitals or remotely.  They detect the electrical systems of the human body.  Brain activity, vital signs, and respiration. Sensors/Electrodes are used in Therapy- TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) helps in nerve therapy.  EMS (Electrical...
Future Plans for 5G

Developing a New Product? VTT can Help!

Developing a New Product?  VTT can Help!  If your product requires metalized textiles, we're here for you! V Technical Textiles, Inc. has access to the largest inventory of metalized textiles.  These include conductive fabrics, yarns and threads, and notions.  Product design is one of the cornerstones of our growth!  Our engineering and product development team can help from start to finish! Developing a New Product?  VTT can Help!  We have a special relationship with the producer of metalized textiles.  We can...
Shielding More Important than Ever

Metalized Textiles and Notions Sampler, our Textiles in your Hands!

Metalized Textiles and Notions Sampler, our Textiles in your Hands!  V Technical Textiles, Inc. offers the largest selection of metalized Textiles Products and Notions in the World!  Our conductive textiles are the choice of industry leaders.  These textiles are used to create and manufacture products for the medical, automotive, and aerospace marketspaces.  Conductive fabrics have been in use for many years.  They have come to the forefront in many applications lately.  Our products are used in smart textile applications...

Need Conductive Embroidery Yarns? We have the ones you Want!

Need Conductive Embroidery Yarns?  We have the ones you Want!  Conductive Yarns and Threads have replaced metal wires in Smart Clothes!  It only makes sense, clothes are made of textiles, not wires.  Metal wires will ultimately develop stress fractures from repeated flexing.  These stress fractures will result in circuit failure.  Conductive yarns are  plated with metal, making them conductive!   These conductive threads are able to flex with the clothing.  This makes them more comfortable to the wearer than wires. ...
Embroidered Circuits Require Embroidery Thread

What is Conductive Embroidery, how is it Used?

What is Conductive Embroidery, how is it used?  Conductive Embroidery is not just your grandmother's hobby anymore!  It is the newest trend in smart clothing circuits, sensors, and electrodes!  New highly conductive yarns and threads have been developed.  These threads and yarns are silver plated and can be used in embroidery machines.  Silver is the most conductive metal.  Solid silver wires were previously used in Smart Clothing.  The problem was that the clothing had to flex with its wearer. ...
Conductive Velcro

What is Conductive Velcro? What is Conductive Velcro used for?

What is Conductive Velcro? What is Conductive Velcro and How is it used?  Conductive Hook and Loop is the same product that we all know as Velcro, the only difference being is that it is made electrically conductive by coating the small hooks and loops that make it up with a conductive metal.  The conductive metal used in Shieldex® Conductive Hook and Loop is 99% pure Silver.  Silver is the best metal conductor of electricity. What is Conductive Hook and Loop...
Shielding More Important than Ever

Conductive Textiles, What are they and what are their Uses?

Conductive Textiles, What are they and What are their Uses? A conductive textile is a fabric, thread, or fastener that conducts electricity.  Conductive textiles consist of a less conductive fiber or fabric that is made conductive by being coated with electrically conductive elements.  These elements are often Silver, Copper, Nickel, and titanium.  These elements are plated, embedded, or coated onto the less conductive substrate.  These substrates typically include polyester and Nylon.  These fabrics, threads, and yarns are highly conductive and...
Embroidered Circuits Require Embroidery Thread

Highly Conductive Yarns and Threads, the new Wires in Smart Clothing!

Highly Conductive Yarns and Threads, the new "wires" in smart clothing!  Think about it, when smart clothing first came out, there were actual wires used to make connections!  The problem with these wires is that they were not particularly flexible, comfortable, compact, or durable.  The traditional wire circuitry did not stand up to the constant flexing of the human body or the extremes of the cleansing process, moisture and temperature.  Often, the product did not stand the "test of...