Canada based smart textiles manufacturer Myant Inc and Butler Technologies, US-based developer and producer of printed electronic solutions, are set to join hands for the advancement of textile computing. The latter will be joining Myant’s digital textile factory initiative as a trusted expert on the printed electronics.
Ilaria Varoli, Executive Vice President of Myant feels elated to have Butler’s recognized leadership, demonstrated capabilities and expertise on board.
The new partnership will take account of the installation of a Myant Digital Textile Factory in the Pittsburgh area, USA. It will provide entrepreneurs, innovators and recognized industry player’s access to a virtual factory where they can put their innovative ideas and skills into research and development, access to yarns and connectors as well as design and manufacture.
Further, the initiative will help establish the export standards related to textile computing and its use as a platform across industries.
The initiative is all about Myant’s commitment to bring back the culture of manufacturing in North America and Butler technologies contribution will bring in printed electronic solutions for wearables to its textile computing network.
Nadine Tripodi, President and Owner of Butler Technologies stated “This partnership will extend our established expertise in functional printing and printed electronics into new applications, notably as they relate to textile computing and its application in military, industrial, medical, apparel and other industries”.
In another development, the two companies have also signed a licensing contract for Myant’s wearable electro-luminescent (EL) lamp technology. The technology, radiates light visible under any weather conditions and from any angle. It is built on a naturally occurring phosphor powered by a small power source and is completely washable and flexible.