Newcut , a subsidiary of Incodema Group, is excited to announce a new partnership with VTechnical Textiles. This collaboration has resulted in a highly versatile, proprietary technology utilizing a 4mil nylon, tin-copper-silver conductive fabric and processing it with a proprietary chemical etching process. The value added innovation, called NewPowerTex, is creating endless applications for a multitude of industries.
Newcut’s photochemical etching processes selectively remove sections of metal from the Shieldex nylon conductive fabrics to produce specific designs within the body of the material. Newcut is the first and only manufacturer to master this textile etching to the highest level of accuracy. The mastery level and intricacy of Newcut’s processes create the proprietary nature of the NewPowerTex fabric and the trade secret status is in process.
For resistive heating, sensors, patch antennae and flexible circuit boards, benefits created by this process include:
- Significantly more durable and reliable
- Higher conductivity and flexibility
- Three dimensional conductive surfaces
- Advantages for weight and thickness
- Perform better during wash-ability testing
“While this type of technology is currently being performed on thin film devices, the innovation here is the technology we developed resulting in a proprietary chemistry for etching the Shieldex fabric,” said Newcut President and CEO, Sean Whittaker. “Our recipe contains various chemicals that inherently should not work, but they do. Our PhD physicist has creatively applied physics to chemical properties and applied them to the textile.”
Newcut can customize this fabric to meet the needs of many different industry applications, including the demands from aerospace, medical, athletics, automotive, and many others.
Incodema Group will be exhibiting at the AUVSI Event in Atlanta, Georgia from May 4th
-7th. Please stop by and see us at booth #2911.