Electrically conductive fibers/yarns with sensing behavior from PVA and carbon black

P. Xue, Xiaoming Tao, Keun Hoo Park

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In this study, electrical conductive yarns were prepared by wet-spinning technique and a physically coating process. Carbon black (CB) was used to make the fiber gaining electrical conductivity. The electrical conductivity and morphological characteristics of the developed conductive fibres were studied and compared. The results show that linear resistivity of the produced conductive yarns ranges from 1 to a few hundred kΩ per centimeter, mainly depending on processing technique and substrate fibers. It is also shown that the physically coating processes will not significantly affect the mechanical properties of the fibers and yarns. These conductive yarns are lightweight, durable, flexible, and cost competitive; and able to be crimped and subjected to textile processing without any difficulty.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFracture and Strength of Solids VII
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2011
Event8th International Conference on Fracture and Strength of Solids 2010, FEOFS2010 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 7 Jun 20109 Jun 2010

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826


Conference8th International Conference on Fracture and Strength of Solids 2010, FEOFS2010
CityKuala Lumpur


  • Carbon black
  • Coating
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Fibers and yarn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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