IPC is the Global not for profit Association established in 1957 at USA representing all facets of the electronics manufacturing industry as members from 70 countries. IPC through its global offices, including India provides industry standards, certification, skill training, global market report and supports networking among members. Since 2010, IPC India Regional Office is helping organizations to achieve high-quality end product in the manufacturing process and builds capability in export market & supply chain. For more details: https://www.ipcindia.org.in/
The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC), set up in 1954, is one of the oldest Export Promotion Councils in India. The Council has played a transforming role over the years, inculcating export culture and promoting exports of Indian man-made fibre and textiles. Exports of these items, which were negligible in the 1960s, have grown substantially to touch US$6.16 billion during 2013-14. India exports to nearly 140 countries at present. The Council envisages exports to the tune of Rs. 55,000 crores (US$ 9 billion) by the end of the 12th Five Year Plan (2016-17). The MMF textiles industry contributes 17% of the total Indian textile exports and this share is growing. India is the sixth-largest exporter of MMF textiles in the world. For more details: http://www.srtepc.org/about-us
4.00 PM : Welcome Address by Mr. Dhiraj Raichand Shah, Chairman, SRTEPC
4.10 PM : Presentation on E-Textile Enhancing Quality for Market Growth from Mr. Chris Jorgensen, Director, Technology Transfer at IPC, USA
4.50 PM : Q&A
5.00 PM : Vote of Thank by Mr. Bhadresh M Dodhia, Vice-Chairman, SRTEPC
E-textiles is the concept of introducing electronics and interconnections by weaving it into the fabric itself. This possibility has widely opened up the future of textiles. Electronic Textiles emerging potential sector that brings together specialist in information technology, microsystems, electronics, material and textiles. The focus of this new area is on developing the enabling technologies and fabrication techniques for the economical manufacture of large – area, flexible, comfortable information systems which are expected to have unique applications for both consumer electronics, medical & military industry.
Moving from gadget-based approach to integrated smart fabrics, E Textiles can create substantial opportunities at the global level. According to Global Market Insights, the market for Smart and Interactive Textiles will surpass $6.5 billion by 2024. North America is the world’s largest smart textile market, representing over 45.5 per cent of the global market revenue. But the Asia Pacific region is projected to grow faster. China and India are two of the major manufacturers of smart textiles in the Asia Pacific market, are the largest producers of manufactured fibers, and are expected to dominate the global smart textile market in the near future.
During 2017, members of the e-textiles industry approached IPC to help achieve their goal of developing E Textiles. The e-textiles industry is working together through IPC to develop industry standards, collaborate on education innovations and spurn the advancements of e-textiles.
Chris is the Director, Technology Transfer at IPC, based in United States. He is the Staff liaison for multiple IPC technical standards committees, including e-textiles, printed electronics, IPC Connected Factory Exchange (CFX), traceability, package placement and fiber optics.
- Both Professional (career advancement) and business perspective
- From a business perspective, involvement in IPC standards is incredibly important. Usage of IPC’s globally accepted standards creates a level playing field in the electronics supply chain.
- Learn best practices from the e textiles companies
- Start Networking with global companies
- Awareness Generation of E Textiles Standards:
- Requirements for Conductive Yarns for E-Textiles Applications
- Requirements for Woven, Knitted and Braided Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles) Integrated with Conductive Yarns and/or Wires
- Guideline on Connections for E-Textiles
- Design Standard for Printed Electronics on Coated or Treated Textiles and E-Textiles
- Requirements for Electrical Testing of Printed Electronics E-Textiles
- Quality and Reliability of E-Textiles Wearables
- Test Method: Conductor Temperature Rise Due to Current Changes in Conductors for Printed Conductor Materials on Textiles