SBS Webinar - Smart Textiles Standardisation

November 21, 2022

 SBS Webinar

Standardisation for Smart Textiles

 21 November 2022, 09:30 – 11:00


An increasing number of smart textiles products are gradually entering the market. Smart Textiles are defined[1] as:


Textiles that interact with their surroundings and able to able to react and adapt to an environment stimulus, whether it is electrical, thermal, chemical, or magnetic.

For example, technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is included by manufacturers to enable efficient tracing and tracking of textiles. Electronic chips in a firefighter’s outfit can regulate temperature and provide extended measures of protection. A chip in protective masks can alert the wearer of its expiration to prevent extended use with no protection.

Application of smart textiles varies. Therefore, standards are important to provide customers with safe and reliable products and ensure that SMEs are able to use the technology and scale up their operations.

The overall aim of this webinar is to raise awareness about the benefits and standardisation developments at the European level related to smart textiles.


Target Audience:


PPE SMEs, standardisation experts





09.30-09.40         Welcome, Daniel Dalkowski, Deputy Managing Director, DTV


09.40 – 10:10     Introduction to Smart Textiles


Presenter: Jan Olof Kuntze, SBS Expert, Kuntze & Burgheim Textilpflege GmbH


  • What is a smart textile?
  • Trends, markets, etc.
  • How standards help SMEs?
  • Dive in reprocessing textile (washing) – what didn’t work in the past, how it is working now.
  • Why standards in smart textile are important for SMEs
  • CEN Workshop on smart textiles – takeaways and recommendation for SMEs


10.10 – 10:40     Developments in smart textiles standardisation


Presenter: Karin Eufinger, Standards and Technical Regulations Manager, CENTEXBEL  | Convenor CEN TC248 WG31


  • Overview of WG Smart textiles
  • Dive in the current development of standards
  • Overview of upcoming standards



10.40-11.00         Q&A


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