A systematic method for stability assessment of Ag-coated nylon yarn

Yin Ting Chui, Chen Xiao Yang, Jia Hui Tong, Yuan Fang Zhao, Chu Po Ho, Lilly Li Li

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With the fast development of wearable electronics textiles, various types of conductive yarns are emerging onto the market. For industrialists, therefore, selecting high quality conductive yarns, and selecting for their properties, is vitally important. In this paper, a method for selecting high quality conductive yarns is given, based on a clear understanding of their basic chemical, mechanical, and functional properties. A systematic method and a series of tests, including SEM analysis, mechanical property analysis, abrasion testing, laundry testing, and corrosion testing, are put forward to simulate some of the main challenges that industrialists might face in the actual application of conductive yarns, from the yarn stage to the end user stage. This paper aims to give guidance to industrialists when selecting high quality and suitable conductive yarns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-802
Number of pages16
JournalTextile Research Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


  • consumer behavior/demand
  • management of
  • management of; systems
  • product
  • product and systems engineering
  • product design
  • production
  • social science
  • systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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