Science is imbuing ceramics with strange new qualities. Eurekite, a company based in Enschede, The Netherlands, has created “Flexiramics,” a material that has all the qualities of ceramics while being flexible, malleable and thin as paper. The material has been attracting investor interest.
The technology, initially developed at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology (University of Twente), has numerous benefits over current ceramics, in particular that it behaves like paper and can be shaped into any position, and that it is not brittle. Therefore it can be used in many harsh environments without the limitations of currently available to ceramics and also providing unique thermal, electrical, catalytic and filtering characteristics.
The video above, comparing Flexiramics’ creators to “the alchemists of old,” is an introduction to the material.
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