A Dynamic Pressure-Sensitive Scanner... For Feet
Used by Olympic athletes, EeonTex™ helps runners analyze their stride and avoid injury.More
A Better Way to Stay Warm
EeonTex™ forms the core of innovative new warming blankets for operating rooms.More
Welding... with a Microwave?
EeonTex™ is adapted for microwave welding of plastics, something that wasn’t possible—until now.More
Textiles in progress
These aren’t science fiction—they’re textiles in progress.
EeonTex™ has been used in four primary applications:
- Microwave and Radar Absorption
- Electrostatic Discharge
- Resistive and Microwave Heating
- Pressure Sensors
Let’s suppose you want to minimize your radar cross section: the best way to do that is to absorb the microwave energy being beamed at you. Eeonyx makes EeonTex™ fabrics that will absorb 40-50 percent of the radiation waves they receive. Another 15 percent is transmitted, and is invisible because it never returns to the radar. Just by applying our EeonTex™ fabric to the exterior of the object in question, the radar cross section is cut by two-thirds.
Energy-absorbing EeonTex fabrics are currently in use to create artificial horizons at airports, Low RCS Antenna Systems for ocean-going vessels, camouflage netting, and even collapsible radiating antennas for use in the field.top
When you’re handling electronic components, fuels, or explosives, proper ESD protection is vital to the well-being of both the workers and the products involved.
That’s why EeonTex™ coatings make a perfect choice for all manner of clean room garments. They provide a truly static-free surface, and are washable up to 40 times.
The garments are carbon-free, meaning less electrostatic dust attraction. In fact, static decay on EeonTex-coated fabric happens 100 times faster than comparable carbon-coated products. EeonTex is applied in a completely uniform, nano-scale manner, ensuring no “hot” or “cold” spots on the garment.
Whether it’s a clean room frock or a bomb suit, EeonTex™ is the smart choice.
ESD Protection in Action
Alara Incorporated has chosen to incorporate EeonTex™ into their CRystalView R200, a high quality Computed Radiography system for hospital applications.
Both the X-ray machines and the X-ray cassettes are lined with EeonTex™ to eliminate the risk of static shock that would harm the system or wipe out valuable images.top
Traditional resistive heaters rely on heating coils—in the form of insulated wires—running through the blanket or garment to run a current through, converting that energy into heat. If you were to look at the thermal scan of a traditional heating blanket, you would see very uneven and inefficient heat distribution.
EeonTex™ fibers differ because the whole surface of the fabric is conductive, allowing safe, efficient, uniform heating. Simply sandwich the conductive layer between the interior and exterior fabrics, sew it in place—yes, you can sew it—and apply the positive and negative from a power source. And there you have it: simple, even, efficient heat.
And because the fabric is the conductor, there is nothing to break in these warming blankets, making them suitable for extreme conditions in which the inelasticity of traditional warming solutions renders them susceptible to the elements.
Eeonyx resistive heaters are elegant in their simplicity, and are in use in hospital grade warming blankets; high-end, all-weather boots; and even in a “chameleon camo” technical vest for Special Forces applications. The vest has been further modified to respond to heat by changing color, from black to desert pattern camo.
EeonTex™ resistive heating is even being put into use for de-icing of aircraft wings at high altitude—another amazing innovation from the Eeonyx labs.top
Pressure sensors have been around for some time now. Typically they are capacitor sensors, (relatively) slow, and very location sensitive—you have to make contact right on the sensor to be picked up.
EeonTex™ fabrics have changed all that. With EeonTex™, the fabric isn’t simply a thing to mount sensors to—the fabric is the sensor. When a physical object touches the fabric, the current pattern is altered, sending precise data to the hardware: velocity, size, dynamic movement, and so on.
The applications for this are endless, from teaching to recreation to medical, with more to come soon.
A paintball course owner built vests using the technology. Now his would-be paintballers shoot reusable rubber balls at their opponents wearing vests made with EeonTex™ fabric. Real-time records are kept as to who gets shot when and how often. No more buying paintballs every day, and no more messy cleanup.
An enterprising piano teacher devised a way to use the fabric. Her students wear specially-designed gloves, allowing her to watch their fingertip movements on the computer screen—a great way to explain the fine points of adagio versus allegretto.
The piezoresistive fabric will also play a preventative role in health care. Used in sheets for the bedridden, it could detect “hot spots,” prompting the caregiver to move the patient before bed sores develop. The same would apply for seats for the wheelchair bound.
Further down the road, “smart carpet” could be installed in the homes of the elderly living alone. Behavior pattern algorithms could be entered in a centralized computer, so a single operator could monitor many homes. When a significant anomaly in behavior patterns is detected, the operator can follow up—supervisory emergency care, with no invasion of privacy.top Up Next: A Pressure-Sensitive Scanner for Feet