This is the Materia News Letter for June 2007, packed full of new materials, events and information. For your material inspiration, read on!
The Materia Team
If you can't read this newsletter properly, please use the following link: http://www.materialexplorer.com/538.0.html
to view it online!
The Material Explorer has been updated with 20 new materials. You can see them here. Below the selection of the latest additions:
Coming up soon!
We are happy to announce that the Materia knowledgebase is almost finalized and is getting launched soon! Our corporate site www.materia.nl and the materials search engine www.materialexplorer.com will be incorporated in the knowledgebase www.materia.nl.
With this new knowledgebase, Materia is able to give you access to even more extensive material-related information. Meaning:
• Articles and background information on subjects such as trends,
innovations, processes, technologies, ecological developments and
• A diary with dates and locations of all relevant meetings.
• Information about lectures, workshops and trade fairs for the creative
• The latest books, magazines and articles on materials, technologies,
architecture and design.
• Free access to the materials on the search engine Material Explorer.
The purpose of all this is to create a worldwide platform in the field of material information!
In the spotlight!
No more changing light bulbs!
Lumaglass™ system uses Electroluminescent (EL) light in a form of a film which is fixed onto the inside flange of the profiled glass panels. This EL Lamp works by using an alternating current that excites phosphor crystals, which in turn emit light. Lumaglass™ is an environmental friendly light that requires low energy consumption and little to no maintenance. This light will never burn out completely. An
LumaglassTM has been launched by Westcrowns Contracting Services group in order to create stunning highlighting effects for glass façades or glass partitions. It enables to light up glass wall applications from the inside, giving you more freedom to design!
Check this out!
100% Design Rotterdam, Holland: This trade fair in the spectacular Van Nelle factory just keeps getting bigger. As in previous years, visitors were impressed with the unusual use of materials in the designs. Furthermore, many building material manufacturers or agencies had their special collections on display. Steward, a wood products company, surprised visitors with its stone veneer. Plexwood showed its new bent wood, Indivipro its new Paterno sun blinds, Lama its new fabrics, and Aleksandra Gaca its new 3D textiles.
Left top: Indivipro with Paterno. Left bottom: Lama with HOLOknit and Plexwood with bendwood design. Right top: Den-2 quality design with den-q ''2000''. Right middle: Betonlook with Eyecatcher. Right bottom: Aleksandra Gaca with 3-D textiles.
Since Materia is busy with a lot of exiting developments, we are looking for an inspired material expert with a high interest in architecture and design. Are you interested? See for the profile Materia Jobs.
WebShop of Materia
The many requests for our latest book ‘Material Skills, evolution of materials’ have led us to open our own WebShop of Materia, where you can order online and pay by credit card. If you have not yet ordered your own copy of "Material Skills, evolution of materials", go to our WebShop and order now!
A final word...
As you know, Materia is constantly on the lookout for materials with special sensorial or technical properties, or used in a special way. If you have any suggestions or tips for new materials or new applications of materials, please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
We hope to hear from you soon!
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