- electrical resistance
- electromagnetic immunity
- thermal conductivity
- coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE)
- specific heat capacity
- thermal shock resistance
- glass transition temperature (Tg)
- melting point.
IPC-8921 also includes 20 new terms and definitions for e-textiles and establishes quality assurance provisions and test frequencies for specific characteristics.
Incorporating these designations, characteristics, test method requirements and testing frequencies provides the e-textiles industry a level playing field. Product designers and manufacturers now have a consensus industry standard for gathering comparative data between different materials and suppliers to procure the woven and knitted e-textiles that will meet their needs.
For more information on E-Textiles committees contact ChrisJorgensen@ipc.org