4 Tech-Driven Materials in the Material ConneXion Library

Conductive and Thermochromic Ink from LCR Hallcrest. Photography by Graham Friedman.


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.



Functionality by Structure from NIL Technology. Photography by Graham Friedman.


2. M
aterial: Functionality by Structure from NIL Technology.

Composition: Plastic.

Standout: A faster, more easily recyclable alternative to postproduction treatments, this nanotechnology brings colors, patterns, and antireflective or self-cleaning properties to various objects.



RL-NEL004 Rainbow from Microlite Industrial Co. Photography by Graham Friedman.


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.



PowerFilm Solar MPT6-75 OEM Module from PowerFilm Solar. Photography by Graham Friedman.


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.


> See more from the March 2017 issue of Interior Design

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