Bill Babe - E-Textiles Fabricated via Inkjet Printing of Particle-Free Conductive Inks

Session 11: Flexible Electronics Applications II

E-Textiles Fabricated via Inkjet Printing of Particle-Free Conductive Inks
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Through collaboration between North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles and Liquid X Printed Metals, the use of conductive particle-free silver ink for the development of a reliable and conformal inkjet printing process for manufacturing of e-textiles is explored.  The particle-free silver ink can be printed directly on polyester based wovens, nonwovens, knits and nylon/spandex blends achieving a sheet resistance of 0.1-0.3 Ω/□, creating highly conductive, bendable and stretchable fabrics.   The results open up the possibility of integrating inkjet printing in the scalable and automated manufacturing process for E-textile products.  Performance results using this method will be explored along with potential e-textile applications, including medical and sports apparel; industrial filters and flexible energy storage devices.  


Speaker's Biography

Bill possesses over 7 years of successful technical sales and marketing experience. In his current role at Liquid X, Bill is responsible for product development oversight, strategic partnerships and market analysis. Prior to joining Liquid X, Bill ran the day to day operations for a regional distributor of water treatment products for the municipal water and wastewater industry. Bill has also acted as Marketing Manager/Technical Recruiter for a national engineering services firm with over 350 employees. In this role, Bill managed a multi-faceted marketing program to develop and refresh the marketing strategy; business intelligence tools; promotional materials; and public website. Bill received a B.A. in Psychology from Allegheny College. He completed a one year, full time program at Duquesne University and received an MBA with a focus on Sustainability.


Bill Babe
Sales & Marketing Manager
Liquid X Printed Metals