DuPont Advanced Materials (DuPont) today announced the newest offering from DuPont™ Intexar™ – a powered smart clothing technology for on-body heating. Intexar™ Heat is a thin lightweight and durable heating solution for outdoor clothing that is designed to be easily integrated into garments. “Intexar™ Heat is a revolutionary stretchable ink and film that when powered, creates a comfortable warmth,” said Michael Burrows, global business manager, DuPont Advanced Materials. “Our team has worked hard to develop a heater that feels like fabric, doesn’t rely on cables, thick wires or big batteries, and can stand up to very cold environments. From outdoor enthusiasts to industrial workers, Intexar™ Heat can help conquer the elements in comfort, increasing focus and improving performance.”
Intexar™ materials also can enable biometric monitoring in smart clothing. Pulse rate, respiratory rate, muscle activity and form awareness are all measurable using sensors and conductive pathways built from Intexar™.