Investigation of Shielding Properties of Yarns, Twisted with Metal Wire

  • Sandra VARNAITĖ-ŽURAVLIOVA Textile Institute of SRI Center for Physical Sciences and Technology
  • Laimutė KAVALIAUSKIENĖ Textile Institute of SRI Center for Physical Sciences and Technology
  • Julija BALTUŠNIKAITĖ Kaunas University of Technology
  • Lina VALASEVIČIŪTĖ Textile Institute of SRI Center for Physical Sciences and Technology
  • Rasa VERBIENĖ Textile Institute of SRI Center for Physical Sciences and Technology
Keywords: conductive mesh, electrostatic properties, shielding effectiveness

Abstract

The development level of the modern techniques and information technologies creates diverse nature electromagnetic fields and electric field accumulations in the human environment. Electrically conductive textiles that protect against electromagnetic waves and electric charge accumulations can be usable as protective covers for work in computer equipment rooms, measuring stands, air and gas filters and so on. One of the methods used in increase of electrical conductivity in textiles is the development of their specific structures (including the development of threads with the metal component).

In this paper, unlike the currently used in the world conductive material production method, where different metal fibres are used as an additives to the main fibre composition in order to create a variety of fibres and yarns, a spun yarn with metal wire was prototyped as samples for this research and the parameters of protective properties of these samples were investigated (such as surface resistivity, vertical resistance, etc.). The protective and shielding properties of woven network with prototyped twisted electro conductive thread with a wire (metal wire diameter of 15 microns) were investigated. During the investigation the influence of the following factors, such as conductive fibre composition, electrically conductive thread distribution frequency of the longitudinal and transverse direction, on the protective shielding properties of conductive network were analyzed.

The research enabled the assessment of influence of electrically conductive fibre yarn composition and its distribution in the woven mesh on protective shielding properties.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.20.1.2492

Published
2014-03-23
Section
TEXTILE MATERIALS