DES PLAINES, IL – IPC E-Textiles 2018 technical and business education workshop will take place on Sept. 13 here.
Topics include smart textile wearables for consumers, sports, medical, military and safety markets; bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to textiles; how to develop an e-textiles business model; how to collaborate with the supply chain to get the end-product you envision; and materials and components that make up e-textiles and how to select the right ones for your applications.
Jabil’s Oona Oksjarvi and Mary Alice Gill will present We’re Successful When You’re Successful, providing information on how to help achieve successful e-textiles manufacturing.
Stephanie Rodgers, Apex Mills, and Diana Wyman, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, will cover FYI: Fibers, Yarns and Inks for E-textile Products, and will shed light on the building blocks, capabilities and characteristics of e-textiles.
In addition, Ben Cooper, IoClothes, will present Picking a Winning Business Model for Smart Textiles, providing a review of existing business models in the textiles industry and opportunities and considerations along the textile value chain.
IPC E-Textiles 2018 will host an open forum IPC E-Textiles Committee Meeting on Sept. 12. Participants will meet with e-textiles industry colleagues to brainstorm needed standards and test methods and learn how to influence industry standards being developed by the IPC E-Textiles Committee.
For more information or to register, visit www.ipc.org/E-Textiles-2018.