Smart Materials

Smart colours are pigments which can be incorporated into paints, dyes, inks and plastics.

-thermochromic pigments react to changes in temperature

-photochromic pigments react to changes in light levels

Photochromatic materials are used in the manufacture of sunglasses. Exposure to sunlight causes the lens of the glasses to darken to protect the eye.


Polymorph is available in small pellets which fuse together when heated to 62˚C. It can be moulded into shape resulting in a very tough polymer. Unused pellets can be re-heated and re-used.

Polymorph is used for:

-joining components together



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