From 3D reflective (and premium gold colored) heat transfers to bio-composites made from upcycled waste, Material Library and Online Database continue to grow. Check out the Top Five Material additions for January!
Lightweight, thermoformable composites with recycled and renewable content that enhance foot comfort, by providing excellent shock absorption, cushioning, and higher breathability. The agglomerated cork and recycled EVA deliver easy handling, great adaptability and good recovery along with optimal pressure distribution for custom fit and support while controlling the foot temperature.
The adaptive, strategically engineered polymeric fiber combined with hemp extract to deliver long lasting antimicrobial, moisture wicking, and odor neutralizing performances. The patented process utilizes advanced seed genetics and certified growing farms in the USA to produce 100% non-GMO full spectrum hemp extract. Applications include apparel, footwear, and technical textiles.
The wrinkles in the paper allow it to expand and contract which makes it suited for wrapping around complex shapes and makes the paper more resistant to impact compared with regular paper. They are created during the papermaking process. The wet paper is transferred from the blanket to the press roll. Applications include packaging and stationery.
3D reflective and premium gold colored heat transfers that offer unique decorative elements and safety features with night time visibility in activewear and accessories. The heat transfers use recycled gold foil in combination with water-based inks resulting in a lower carbon footprint. The materials are Oekotex and Reach compliant. Applications are for apparel and protective gear.
The waste comes from a variety of sources like fruit pulp, nut shells, leaves, and coffee pulp. The materials are durable, high quality, and aesthetically pleasing. The material composition varies from 15-50% green resin and 50-85% waste. The materials can be made translucent or opaque. Applications include walls, furniture, and accessories.