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SMART, HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
How to combine design with the use of smart and high-performance materials to offer new features
With the advent of industry 4.0, the smart wearables’ revolution and the Internet of Things, the interest and concrete value-adding potential for such materials and products has grown tremendously. Applications where large surface areas or flexible covers are required or where lightweight, comfort and soft touch are desirable are among the broad range of solutions. In addition to electronic or digital capabilities, engineered textiles can also smartly respond to temperature, moisture, photochromic, (bio)chemical or physical stimuli offering interesting innovation potential such as functional interiors, sports, medical solutions or clothing among others resulting in rethinking social inclusion.
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