DuPont Collaborates with Industry Pioneers to Showcase Advanced Wearable Electronics

Demos to Feature DuPont’s Seamless Solution for Comfortable Smart Clothing and More

Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017 – DuPont Advanced Materials (DuPont) will feature its innovative suite of stretchable electronic inks for wearable electronics and showcase a number of industry collaborations at the upcoming Wearable Expo Japan. With deep collaborations with industry value chain partners, DuPont will exhibit at the Wearable Expo, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, featuring various advanced wearable applications in sports and safety at booth No. W20-13 from Jan. 18-20.

DuPont has a long legacy in the textile world, spearheading revolutions of the past century with brands like Nylon®, Kevlar®, Lycra®, Sorona®. Now, with IOT (Internet of Things) penetrating both our workplace and life at home, DuPont once again has taken the lead in bringing electrical printing solutions to enable the digitization of textiles and more.

“DuPont has accumulated strong industry knowledge and networking from both the textile and electronics value chain. This enables us to connect key companies from different parts of both industries to work together to make ideas become reality and shorten the time to market,” said Gordon Tseng, regional business development manager, Asia Pacific, DuPont Advanced Materials. “Our manufacturing-ready solution is a critical step for the wearable industry to grow.” 

Through integration efforts by DuPont, five pioneers from the industry value chain include R&D organization, Holst Centre, printing manufacture, GM Nameplate and apparel tech manufacturer, MAS Holdings, then innovative brands, FeetMe and Body+ will jointly exhibit various advanced wearables applications that use DuPont stretchable electronics inks in garments, insoles and other novel applications at the upcoming Wearable Expo.

“Sports and safety are two segments with high growth potential. The function of smart clothing ranges from vital signal collection such as heart rate, breathing activities and body temperature, athlete training and rehabilitation by real time feedback, as well as illuminated and heated garment for high risk working environments.” said Tseng. 

DuPont will exhibit products that incorporate its stretchable electronic ink materials during 3rd Wearable Expo, 2017, Jan. 18-20 in Tokyo, Japan. The exhibits include,     

  • Sports Bra and Fitness Shirt from Body+
  • Medical and Sports Insole from FeetMe
  • Printing Flexible Electronics Circuitry onto Flexible and Stretchable Materials for Wearable Products from GM Nameplate
  • Sportswear Tracking Heart and Breathing Activity from Holst Centre
  • Active Wear and Safety Jacket from MAS

DuPont materials provide an elegant, manufacturing-ready alternative to many traditional methods of embedding electronics in clothing.  The DuPont materials have been used to create thin, form-fitting circuits that can be seamlessly bonded with many standard fabrics, allowing for comfort and freedom in wearable electronic design. DuPont will also exhibit printed electronics materials including In-mold functional plastics and inks designed for very low temperature processing.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) 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.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.