IPC E-Textiles Initiative - Join the Effort

IPC E-Textiles Initiative

The e-textiles supply chain is working together to develop industry standards, collaborate on education innovations and spurn the advancements of e-textiles-all through IPC.

IPC has create opportunitites for members of the growing e-textiles industry to become involved in improving the reliability of products and the strengthen the industry overall.

IPC E-Textiles Europe 2020 | Virtual Summit
November 19 - November 20

Registration for IPC E-Textiles Europe is open.

IPC E-Textiles Europe 2020 | Virtual Summit is a technical education summit for innovators, technologists, materials suppliers and brands to learn about the latest innovations, designs and manufacturing concepts for e-textiles technologies being developed in Europe as well as to collaborate on solutions and identify partners.

This summit will consist of four educational workshop sessions over two days. Each workshop will include tours and interviews with students from four university laboratories in Europe.

Registration for the two-day IPC E-Textiles 2020 Virtual Summit is $120 for IPC members and $150 for nonmembers. Sponsorships also start at $500 and include access to all the workshops. Learn More

Register at http://www.ipc.org/E-Textiles-EU20.

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Program Committee

Vladan Koncar | ENSAIT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles) textile engineering institute. Vladan Koncar is a Distinguished Professor at ENSAIT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles) textile engineering institute in Roubaix, France at University of Lille. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1991 at the University of Lille 1 in Villeneuve d’Ascq. 

René Rossi | Empa. René Rossi has been working at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for  Materials Science and Technology, for more than 25 years in the field of the interactions between materials and the human skin. 

Lieva Van Langenhove | Ghent University. Lieva Van Langenhove graduated as MSc and PhD in textile engineering from Ghent University. After spending five years in the textile industry as assistant research manager, she started her academic career back at Ghent University.

Savvas Vassiliadis | University of West Attica. Professor Savvas Vassiliadis holds a Diploma in Textiles, BSc in Electronics, MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a PhD in Computational Modelling.


Recent Releases

IPC-8921, Requirements for Woven and Knitted Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles) Integrated with Conductive Fibers, Conductive Yarns and/or Wires
Released October 2019

IPC-WP-024, IPC White Paper on Reliability and Washability of Smart Textile Structures – Readiness for the Market
Released August 2018

IPC-WP-025, IPC White Paper on A Framework for the Engineering and Design of E-Textiles
Released April 2019

Participate in IPC E-Textiles Standards Activities

Updated January 17, 2020

Email ChrisJorgensen@ipc.org to participate in any of the following standards activities. There is no cost or obligation to participate, and all of the groups meet primarily via web meetings to enable the most participation.

Do you have a proposal for a new standard? If so, email Chris.

D-71 E-Textiles Joining and Interconnection Techniques Subcommittee

IPC-8941, Guideline on Connections for E-Textiles
This industry guideline will provide key considerations and best practices for connecting e-textiles to components. The components can be the commodity to which the e-textile will provide functionality or components which are attached to e-textiles to augment their performance.

This document will help users and manufacturers to work together to make best decisions for selecting connector types, connection materials and connection processes based on the e-textile technology to be used and the component to which the e-textile will be connected.

D-73a E-Textiles Printed Electronics Design Standard Task Group

IPC-8952, Design Standard for Printed Electronics on Coated or Treated Textiles and E-Textiles
This standard establishes specific requirements for the design of printed electronic applications and their forms of component mounting and interconnecting structures on coated or treated textile substrates. Textile substrate, as pertains to this standard, could be a bare textile or an integrated e-textile (e.g., woven or knitted e-textile).

Coated or treated textile substrates, as pertain to this standard, are textile substrates which have or will have a  coating or treatment localized or across the full substrate.
This task group is being led out of Europe, but participation is open to anyone.

D-75a-EU E-Textiles Wearables Standard Task Group in Europe

IPC-8981, Quality and Reliability of E-Textiles Wearables
This standard will establish required testing and reliability expectations for e-textiles wearables products. An e-textiles wearable, as pertains to this standard, will be any wearable product that is a complete system utilizing non-electrical textiles and e-textiles (woven, knitted, printed, etc.) with attached/connected functional components, sensors, devices, etc. A first task of the working group will be to clearly define an e-textiles wearable as well as to define other e-textiles structures that could be part of a system (e.g., wires on textile, laminated, conductive polymers, sensors, actuators, etc.).

Other Topics Being Considered by the Committee

  • E-Textiles testing requirements for high-voltage applications
  • Specification for conductive fibers, yarns and wires for e-textiles applications
  • E-Textiles for home furnishings


Chris Jorgensen
Director, Technology Transfer
Office: +1 847-597-2826
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