Serviceability and reliability are decisive factors in the market success of Smart Textiles. In particular, products with electrically conductive components, such as leads and contacts, as well as the connection between textile and textile-untypical, inflexible components must be reliable during operation. The tests serve to assess failure symptoms and the durability of products, to evaluate the processability of new materials and most importantly the user‘s safety.
At TITV Greiz, tests of electrically conductive yarns and ribbon structures have been successfully carried out for many years. Our experience is an essential part of the active participation in European standardization (CEN/TC 248 WG 31), e.g. in the development of DIN EN 16812 " Determination of the linear electrical resistance of conductive tracks".