Gold threadTaiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI)_
With the current technology for producing gold thread, one gram of pure gold can produce a pure gold thread 0.02mm in width and 165 meters in length. For this thread, sputtering technology is used so that one gram of pure gold produces a gold fiber 1500 meters in length. That is nine times more thread than the conventional technique is able to produce. Golden Fiber has four major advantages: It costs less to produce; it requires no water, so it is water-saving; it is washable and soft, offering more possibilities in product design; lastly, it can be used in mass manufacturing processes.