Mitsui chemical new materials can change color and make sounds of new plastic furniture
on June 1, Mitsui chemical first unveiled color changing plastic furniture and tableware at the interior Lifestyle Exhibition held by Youming International Convention and Exhibition Center in Tokyo, Japan. By proposing new uses for the company's materials, the project shows the charm of materials to customers in order to develop new customers
"Shiranui mysterious light" exhibit. Due to the different materials selected, the part of the room for accelerating the development of the new material industry on the left stool surface turns dark red when exposed to ordinary light, and the right stool turns red when exposed to ultraviolet light
a new product that will change color, make sound, and have a wonderful touch
Mitsui chemistry launched the "material charm Laboratory (MOLP)" project one year ago, The person in charge is Tian Zixue, the representative director of MTDO, who solves business problems for many enterprises from the design point of view. His purpose is to tap the new potential of Mitsui chemical's various material technologies. The new products developed can be experienced through five sensory organs, in order to break the established impression that "this material can only be used for this purpose"
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one of the test products is called "Shiranui mysterious light", which is a stool that will react to ultraviolet light and change color. This kind of stool uses the plastic material developed by Sunglasses with dimming lens, which is the rule of the market. According to Mitsui chemical, the exhibit is to let more industries know about this material, which was previously only used for spectacle lenses, and turn the potential characteristics of the material's color change when exposed to ultraviolet light into a specific product
"Kodama echo" is characterized by resorting to hearing. This is a kind of wind chime made of transparent resin material used in intelligent camera lens and syringe. According to an accidental study, after changing the composition of this kind of material, there will be many changes in timbre and interval when knocking, which is the opportunity to trial produce wind chimes
Tianzi believes that a brand-new musical instrument scheme can be proposed by using the characteristics of this material. Generally speaking, in the past, most musical instruments used to determine the sound level by changing the size of the sound source and sound part. Using this material, musical instruments with the same shape but different sounds can be made
"nagori afterwave" is a tableware made of new materials with plastic formability and pottery texture.
tableware with the theme of "nagori afterwave" shows the charm of the newly developed plastic materials of the project. This material is a mixture of minerals extracted from seawater and polypropylene. According to reports, the material is characterized by cool texture and thermal conductivity like pottery. It can not only eliminate people's previous impression of "light and cheap" plastic, but also integrate the sharp shape and luster/matte and other unique textures of plastic that are difficult to achieve in pottery
four types of onomatopoeia: the "general language" to describe the characteristics of materials
in addition, Mitsui chemical also tries to use the "onomatopoeia" inherent in Japanese to describe the characteristics of materials. People who don't know much about materials often use words such as "cool and hard" to describe the materials they need. The relevant personnel of chemical manufacturers often use numbers to quantitatively introduce the characteristics and physical properties of materials. In addition, the description method is also different, which easily leads to cognitive deviation. In order to avoid this situation, this project proposes to use "onomatopoeic onomatopoeia" as a general language to describe materials
specifically, the project divides different materials into four categories: "crisp and hard", "sticky and fit", "smooth and round", "soft and elastic". Tian Zi said, "we intend to use this classification based on onomatopoeia and onomatopoeia as a communication tool to deepen the relationship between the material provider and the provided supplier"
the relevant person in charge of Mitsui chemical said that although many B2B (business to business) manufacturers are good at developing products entrusted by customers to determine the performance parameters in advance, they are not good at developing new uses and added value through the development of such high conductivity and corrosion-resistant copper alloy functional new materials that play the role of materials. If we can provide them with the opportunity to realize that "just changing the materials can achieve this purpose", we can inspire the developers, creatives and designers of our customers
Tian Ziyi said, "we intend to stimulate the enthusiasm of many industries in related fields through this project. Instead of promoting the development from the shape and material characteristics of the final product, we will focus on 'how will users who actually contact the material feel' to explore new uses"
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