A comparative study of heating elements used for the development of textile heaters

I. Petcu, Pramod Agrawal, A. Curteza, Roy Visser, G. Brinks, M. Teodorescu

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Abstract

The focus of this paper is to make a comparison between five different types of conductive, heatable samples. These textile samples have been produced according to the five most important implementation techniques such as knitting, weaving, embroidery, printing and nonwoven padding. The idea is to identify a conductive option best suitable for a heating application. This study was divided into four major steps: choosing the adequate materials, swatch production, conductivity measurements and heating behaviour assessment. The first three methods use electro conductive wires as heating elements, the fourth uses conductive ink and the fifth uses carbon black coating. For all of them, resistance, current and heat distribution was measured. The results show that the best options for the development of a wearable textile heating system are the embroidered and the woven techniques, as their mechanical strength and elasticity, is sufficiently high and the fabric/substrate structure allows the insertion/deposition of different types of heating elements
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of proceedings 12th World Textile Conference AUTEX 2012
EditorsB. Mijović
Place of PublicationZadar, Croatia
PublisherFaculty of Textile Technology of the University of Zagreb
Pages-
ISBN (Print)978-953-7105-48-8
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2012
Event12th AUTEX World Textile Conference 2012 - Zadar, Croatia
Duration: 13 Jun 201215 Jun 2012
Conference number: 12

Publication series

Name
PublisherFaculty of Textile Technology of the University of Zagreb

Conference

Conference12th AUTEX World Textile Conference 2012
CountryCroatia
CityZadar
Period13/06/1215/06/12

Keywords

  • METIS-289602
  • IR-82330

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