What is it about?
In this study, characterization based on the thermal properties for conventional copper core yarn’s fabric and newly developed copper cover yarn’s fabrics was carried out. The results demonstrate better conductivity of copper cover yarn’s fabrics as compared to the copper core conventional fabrics, which is attributed to its better conduction due to greater percentage of copper and direct contact between the heat flux transducers.
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Why is it important?
Electronic textiles are recognized for their conductive characteristics in various fields of research including medicine, communications, power and for the development of protective clothing. Out of the several types of conductive textiles available, multi-component yarns and fabrics, produced from continuous copper filament as spiral covering on hybrid cover yarns, have never before been investigated for their thermal capabilities. This study concludes that copper cover fabrics provide significant advantage in terms of its openness, air permeability, water vapour and liquid water transport capabilities.
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This page is a summary of: Characterization based on the thermal capabilities of metallized fabrics equipped with hybrid conductive yarns for protective clothing, Journal of the Textile Institute, January 2018, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/00405000.2017.1423007.
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