Printed Electronics

The main objective will be to develop stretchable conductive layers embedded into textiles (sock with integrated conductors) using a bio-based stretchable substrate, an ink and adhesives with printed electronic processes. Bio-based inks will be developed with bio-resins and functionalized CNC and BNC. TPU produced by reactive extrusion and biobased succinate polyesters will be used as flexible substrates, and nano-copper for stretchable electrical prints will be integrated directly into textiles as stretchable circuitry between sensors and electronics. To achieve this, nano biochar will be modified by nano-copper and silver to enhance their electrical conductivity.