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DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.
In continuation of its regular research & development activities DuPont has launched Intexar smart clothing technology, which is a new generation of stretchable electronic inks and films for smart clothing. With Intexar, ordinary fabrics can be transformed into active, connected, intelligent garments that provide critical biometric data including heart rate, breathing rate, form awareness and muscle tension. The newly achieved technology offers superior stretch and comfort and is easily integrated into garments to make smart clothing.
Wires and bulky devices that don’t stretch and move with the body when playing sports are things of the past. Intexar is a game-changing technology that will truly move the needle in making smart garments as comfortable as regular fitness clothing. Available as a suite of premium and high-performing stretchable electronic inks and flexible substrates, Intexar is seamlessly embedded directly onto fabrics using standard apparel manufacturing processes to create thin, form-fitting circuits. Garments powered by Intexar can endure over 100 washes and continue to perform through repeated stretching and demanding performance.
DuPont has two smart clothing garment brands powered by Intexar technology. This garment embeds DuPont Intexar to enable real-time monitoring and data collection, such as, for instance, heart rate, breathing and muscle movements. The second OMsignal, displays two products: a high-end fitness sports bra and a comfortable, attractive lifestyle bra.
DuPont Advanced Materials is a leading innovator and high-volume supplier of commercially available electronic inks and compatible substrates for a broad range of printed electronic applications. The growing portfolio of DuPont Advanced Materials electronic inks is used in many applications, including forming conductive traces, capacitor and resistor elements, and dielectric and encapsulating layers that are compatible with many substrate surfaces including polymer, glass and ceramic.