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Publikācija: Application of Additional Coating for Conductive Yarns Protection against Washing

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in conference proceedings indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
Funding for basic activity Research project
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Application of Additional Coating for Conductive Yarns Protection against Washing
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.5 Materials engineering
Research platform None
Authors Natālija Baribina
Ilze Baltiņa
Aleksandrs Okss
Keywords Electrical Resistance, Coating, Electrically Conductive Yarn
Abstract The conductive yarn is an essential component of the smart textile making the product light and comfortable to wear. Nevertheless, one of the most common problems is care that limits the use of the product. Application of additional coating to the yarn renders it water-repellent properties and allows reduction of the negative impact of water on its performance. During the research additional coatings were applied to conductive yarns, with the aim of minimizing electrical resistivity changes caused by washing cycles. Two types of coatings were applied to the yarns, they were washed and tested. The article describes changes in the electrical resistance of different conductors depending on the linear density of the yarn, the type of coating applied and the number of washing cycles. The electrical resistance of electrically conductive yarns increases with washing until they become non-conductive. The electrical resistance of non-textured yarns increases more slowly and the smaller increase is observed in thick yarns. The water-repellent silicone coating applied to yarns reduces the electrical resistance increase rate and the yarns retain their conductivity over more washing cycles.
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.762.396
Hyperlink: https://www.scientific.net/KEM.762.396 
Reference Baribina, N., Baltiņa, I., Okss, A. Application of Additional Coating for Conductive Yarns Protection against Washing. In: Key Engineering Materials, Latvia, Rīga, 20-21 October, 2017. Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications, 2018, pp.396-401. ISSN 1013-9826. e-ISSN 1662-9795. Available from: doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.762.396
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