Heat-reactive Materials

At Material Evolution Lab we work with two main thermochromic materials:

Thermochromic Ink

When in contact with heat thermochromic pigment morphs from coloured to translucent, revealing the surface layer beneath. This colour change can be induced through touch, environmental conditions and through digitally controlled heating elements.

Liquid Crystal

Upon an interaction with heat liquid crystal refracts light to display waves of red, green and blue. This colour change can also be induced through touch, environmental conditions and through digitally controlled heating elements.
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Fig.1 – Glass tile with high-gloss liquid crystal application
Fig.2 – Screen-printed brown to orange to yellow thermochromic ink on leather
Fig.3 – Blue to pink thermochromic ink on metal mesh