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898401 Crash Cloud By Windpact
A patented padding technology developed for helmets and protective gear to minimize sports-related concussive head trauma. The system is comprised of three elements: Wind Springs, Impact Vents, and Refresh Vents. These features are combined to produce ‘airbags’ that instantly absorb and disperse the impact of a hit. Made with open-cell foam, each pad within the system is able to control the airflow upon impact. It is able to re-inflate and undertake the force of a hit thousands of times. Applications include sports equipment, safety for motorcycles, automobiles, military, and medical protection.
853403 Bio-Granulate By pond
A patent-pending bio-resin developed as an alternative for conventional petroleum-based resins. This resin is based on starch and its contents are 95% bio-sourced. What makes this resin different from other bio-based resins is its strength. The final product is 100% certified biodegradable if exposed to certain bacteria strains found in nature. Supplied as granulate, the material is suitable for injection molding applications.
930304 eSCENTIAL By Devan Chemicals
Aromatherapy that offers a unique and wide range of encapsulated fragrances that are integrated into fabrics and gradually release over time for improved health and wellness benefits. Upon release, the fragrances appeal to the senses– promoting sleep, relaxation, and wellbeing, resulting in a long-lasting effect. The fragrances are grouped under 4 different categories: Classics, Region-specific, Sleep-promoting, and Create-Your-Own fragrance. These fragrances are wash-durable, environmentally and skin friendly. Applications are for bedding, sportswear and apparel, socks, transport seating, carpets, and mats.
983801 Paint Grown from Bacteria By Hoekmine BV
Flavobacterium, a type of bacteria, produces vibrant colors as it packs together in colonies. This color is not made from pigments, but rather the bacteria’s inherent structure that reflects light at different wavelengths. Genes from flavobacterium are extracted and can be mutated into many different colors and hues, ranging from metallic red to blue and from vibrant to subtle. This process is a crucial stepping stone to developing a biodegradable, non-toxic paint that does not fade due to its color coming from structural effects rather than pigmentation. Applications are for paints on cars and walls.
999601 Bipolymer By poligy GmbH
Plastic that changes shape depending on temperature changes and can replace bimetal switches and photovoltaics. The material functions on the same principle as bimetals, but consists of two different polymers welded, glued or interwoven (for fabrics) instead of two dissimilar metals. Compared to photovoltaics, the material is significantly less expensive (up to three times cheaper) because abundant plastics are used. In addition, the material is more environmentally friendly and easy to recycle. Applications include solar modules, home appliances, functional clothing, and artificial muscles.
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