4 Tech-Driven Materials in the Material ConneXion Library
1. Material: Conductive and Thermochromic Ink from LCR Hallcrest.
Composition: Ink and plastic.
Standout: Both durable and easy to read, the ink that appears on the thin flexible strip reveals the electrical charge capacity of a battery.
2. Material: Functionality by Structure from NIL Technology.
Standout: A faster, more easily recyclable alternative to postproduction treatments, this nanotechnology brings colors, patterns, and antireflective or self-cleaning properties to various objects.
3. Material: RL-NEL004 Rainbow from Microlite Industrial Co.
Composition: Polyurethane and polyester.
Standout: Retro-reflective particles create a rainbow effect on stretchy knit fabrics that resist abrasion and water but can be cut and sewed like regular textiles.
4. Material: PowerFilm Solar MPT6-75 OEM Module from PowerFilm Solar.
Composition: Silicon, polyolefin, polyester, and tinned copper.
Standout: Paper-thin solar panels can be applied to flat or curved surfaces, offering superior durability, shatter resistance, and better performance in low-sunlight conditions.