Developing a smart textile from natural and/or biobased wires with conductive properties is the challenge that SCIENCE ET SURFACE, the SERMA Technologies’s laboratory wanted to take up by working on the FILOGRAPH II project for 5 years.
In this project, SERMA TECHNOLOGIES carried out SEM, FTIR, XPS and ToF-SIMS analyses in order to understand the physico-chemical mechanisms of grafting of graphene-treated wires, while ensuring that the mechanical properties of the wires were maintained during weaving.
The textile that has been developed is capable of reacting on its own by adapting to its environment and the user. Its function is made possible thanks to the fibres and/or filaments present inside it, which will allow to create an electrical conduction replacing any battery and keeping lightness, softness and flexibility.
Thanks to its properties, the textile on which SERMA Technologies has worked allows, in the sports field, to replace a connected object such as a GPS watch, a pedometer, or any other technology.
In addition to this conduction function, it makes it possible to lighten the sportsman and increase the resistance of his textile to environmental constraints.
The FILOGRAPH project has enabled SERMA Technologie to develop new chemical skills on surface treatments that will be put on the market in the next few years.
Moulinage du solier carried out the FILOGRAPH project. Complementary project partners were Salomon, Graphene production, Textiles de la duniere, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, IMP and ISPB-Faculté de Pharmacie and Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1.