IPC E-Textiles Initiative

The e-textiles supply chain is working together to develop industry standards, collaborate on education innovations and spurn the advancements of e-textiles—all through IPC.

IPC has created some opportunities for members of the growing e-textiles industry to become involved in improving the reliability of products and the strengthen the industry overall.

Participate in IPC E-Textiles Standards Development

In 2017, the e-textiles community approached IPC because they had a need for industry standards. They want standards they can use to lower manufacturing costs, decrease time to market, improve quality throughout the supply chain and foster innovation.

The IPC E-Textiles Committee is developing two standards:

IPC-8921, Requirements for Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles), Conductive Fibers and Conductive Yarns

IPC-8941, Guideline on Connections for E-Textiles

The IPC Printed Electronics Committee invites you to join its efforts. There is no cost or obligation to participate. Email ChrisJorgensen@ipc.org to for information about the standards and to join the teams.

IPC also wants to know your needs for standards, guidelines, round robins, test methods or any other technical activity you would like to see the IPC E-Textiles Committee undertake. Email Chris to share your ideas.

Attend IPC E-Textiles 2018 | September 13, 2018 in Des Plaines, IL (near O’Hare Airport)


IPC E-Textiles 2018 is a one-day technical and business education workshop on e-textiles that will bring together innovators, technologists and engineers to collaborate on solutions, identify partners and identify solutions to propel growth for the e-textiles market.

Topics will deal with all aspects of e-textile development, including:

  • E-textile wearables for consumers, sports, medical, military and safety markets
  • Bringing the 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
  • Materials and components that make up e-textiles and how to select the right ones for your applications

This e-textiles event is being developed by the e-textiles industry for the e-textiles industry. Visit the workshop website to view the list of speakers and to register today.
The IPC E-Textiles Committee will also hold an open meeting on standards the afternoon of September 12. It’s a great way to kick off this exciting new industry event.

Register for IPC E-Textiles 2018 and the Committee Meeting Today

News and Announcements

IPC E-Textiles Standards Brainstorming Session Report Available
May 9, 2018

IPC hosted a brainstorming session in Washington, D.C. to discuss needs for e-textiles industry standards. If you would like to receive a copy of this report, or be added to our contact list for announcements about any future sessions please email Chris Jorgensen, IPC Director, Technology Transfer.

IPC thanks the attendees of this first session for providing strong input and great ideas for how the IPC E-Textiles Committee can help to provide solutions for the e-textiles industry. IPC will work to host similar sessions in conjunction with industry events the e-textiles community will attend.

IPC E-Textiles Committee
Stephanie Rodgers, Apex Mills, IPC D-70 E-Textiles Committee Chair
Jacqueline Campbell, Consumer Product Safety Commission
Ben Cooper, IoClothes
Bill Deso, Department of Homeland Security
Genevieve Dion, Drexel University
Qaizar Hassonjee, Hass Tech Associates
Clare King, Propel LLC
Pratyush Rai, Nanowear, Inc.

Stephanie Rodgers, Connie Huffa and Chris Jorgensen discuss e-textiles and how the IPC E-Textiles Committee came together to develop industry standards.

Other Events Where You Will See IPC This Year

Smart Fabrics Summit
April 24, 2018
Washington, D.C.

AATCC Committee Meetings
April 24-25, 2018
Research Triangle Park, NC

WEAR Conference
July 11-13, 2018
New York, NY

IFAI Expo 2018
October 15-18, 2018
Dallas, TX


Chris Jorgensen
Director, Technology Transfer
Office: +1 847-597-2826
Mobile: +1 773-682-2900
Email/Skype for Business: ChrisJorgensen@ipc.org
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisjorgensen926/


TechNetFacebookYouTubeLinkedInTwitterFlickrGoogle+IPC BlogRSS Feeds