IPC E-Textiles Initiative 

The e-textiles industry is working together through IPC to develop industry standards, collaborate on education innovations and spurn the advancements of e-textiles-all through IPC. This page lists all of the resources available through IPC, so stay tuned to this page for new developments and offerings for the greater e-textiles industry.

If you have any questions about these resources or ideas for additional resources IPC can provide, contact Chris Jorgensen

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IPC E-Textiles 2023
Join us Monday, January 23 for IPC E-Textiles 2023 in San Diego, California, in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2023.
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IPC E-Textiles Video Library

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High Throughput In-Line Testing of E-Textile Goods
By: Pratyush Rai

IPC E-Textiles A-Teams

IPC E-Textiles A-Teams
A-Team Member You Should Know: Joe Geiger
Learn more about IPC E-Textiles A-Teams and Joe Geiger.

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Get Involved in IPC E-Textiles Standards Activities

The IPC D-70 E-Textiles Committee has many standards activities underway. 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 Jorgensen.

IPC/JPCA-8911, Requirements for Conductive Yarns for E-Textiles Applications

This standard identifies categories and establishes the classification system and qualification/quality conformance requirements and suggested test methods for conductive yarns used in e-textiles. Conductive yarns covered under this standard include conductive fibers and conductive wire used in combination with fiber and yarn systems.

The purpose of this standard is to provide and define key characteristics for procuring conductive yarns used in e-textiles. It also highlights fiber and yarn manufacturing techniques used in conductive yarn production and electronic performance criteria.

IPC-8921A, Requirements for Woven, Knitted and Braided Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles) Integrated with Conductive Yarns and/or Wires

This standard establishes the classification system as well as qualification and quality conformance requirements affecting electrical/electronic performance of woven, knitted and braided electronic textiles (e-textiles) integrated with conductive yarns and/or wires. 
This standard does not cover non-electronically integrated textiles or nonconductive fibers or yarns.

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.

IPC-8971, Requirements for Electrical Testing of Printed Electronics E-Textiles

This document establishes requirements for electrical testing printed electronics e-textiles, including selecting the test analyzer, test parameters, test data, and fixturing required to perform electrical test(s)

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.).

IPC-TM-650, Test Method, Conductor Temperature Rise Due to Current Changes in Conductors for Printed Conductor Materials on Textiles

This method is to determine the effect of the temperature rise in printed conductor materials, due to resistive heating from the electrical current flow. The effects depend on material thermal coefficient of resistance (TCR), conductor cross-sectional area, the conductor deposition  processes on substrate materials such as  e-textiles, flexible dielectrics and printed boards.