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Heat-sensitive colors bring new lift to films

Designer Chameleon International is partnering with custom film processor Wiman Corp., part of custom compounder RTP Co.’s sheet and film division, to help develop a line of thermochromatic materials. ChroMyx is a line of flexible, temperature-sensitive, and color-changing film that can be used in products from furniture to protective clothing.

Designer Chameleon International is partnering with custom film processor Wiman Corp., part of custom compounder RTP Co.’s sheet and film division, to help develop a line of thermochromatic materials. ChroMyx is a line of flexible, temperature-sensitive, and color-changing film that can be used in products from furniture to protective clothing. “[The] ChroMyx product line visually indicates temperature differences through color change. These color-changing properties will enhance old products and inspire the imagination for new products in multiple industries,” says Debra Aperfine, Chameleon president. The films change color once certain temperatures have been reached and revert back to their original color when the standard temperature returns. They are scratch-resistant and waterproof. Aperfine says Wiman wanted a non-DEHP plasticizer, phthalate-free, and heavy metal-free vinyl compound for this application. The films are extruded on a cast line so they can be laminated to a cloth or fiber backing simultaneously during the extrusion process. [email protected]

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