IPC-WP-024 is a white paper which discusses the issues associated with reliability of smart textiles (e-textiles structures) following multiple washing cycles and emphasizes efforts that industry and research laboratories must undertake to make e-textile structures more robust and able to be washed similarly to everyday textile products (e.g., underwear, clothing, home textiles and technical textiles).

IPC-WP-024, IPC White Paper on Reliability and Washability of Smart Textile Structures – Readiness for the Market

The researchers provide initial reliability results of laboratory testing for e-textiles after multiple washing cycles in a commercially available washing machine and using common laundry detergents.
Number of pages 20 pages. Released August 2018.