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Come see and touch thousands of singular material, product and technology samples, classified by families. A sparkling place, where creative professionals can come to manipulate and to get inspired... A true Aladdin’s cave for designers!
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More than 8000 amazing materials ID cards, more than 6000 manufacturers contact details. Launch researches: the virtual material library houses the entire set of references our team carefully selected. This online tool offers extensive answers to member’s queries, thanks to surprisingly intuitive, user-friendly and original research functions. A must-have tool! Both physical and online databases are updated on a daily basis and grow through the addition of the latest novelties on an international scale.

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First self-lubricating Codom!
17 10 2018

Slippery subject if there is one, the condom has greatly contributed to the advancement of polymer science over the past century, because the technical constraints in this sector are very severe. The industry today offers real innovations, with extremely fine and comfortable hoods, but which nevertheless know how to remain totally waterproof, tearproof or at least very resistant and very elastic to be able to conform to our various anatomy and finally totally hypo-allergenic. Remained a delicate point, lubrication, essential for reasons of comfort but also to limit the risk of tearing. silicone oil has been used as a lubricant but loses its effectiveness during prolonged frolics. The solution could be found thanks to Professor Mark Grinstaff (Boston University) and his students: a condom that becomes slippery when it’s in contact with vaginal secretions and more generally when it’s in a humid environment. So, this is the first self-lubricating hood, the plastic film itself generates slipperiness thanks to its composition, part made of water-soluble polymers. Using a polymer that loves water when making love, this is very consistent. A full-scale test was carried out, 75% of the people solicited have approved it! We are certain that this material innovation initiated once again by the condom could find many other applications.

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matériO has been a certified training center since 2006. An annual program of various training sessions is available, dealing with topics such as light and materials, durability and materials, bioplastics, retail materials, etc. but do not hesitate to contact us for a session customized to your needs (5 attendees minimum) or for a session to be held directly in your company (we do travel with suitcases full of samples!) English speaking sessions can be organized.
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15 years ago, the matériO team gave itself the mission to constantly be on the cutting edge concerning emerging materials and technologies. Through several types of services, it provides numerous companies willing to innovate with a unique and sharp technology watch to nourrish their need for inspiration. Beyond becoming a member, do not hesitate to benefit from our expertise: from recommending a material that adapts to specific needs, to providing a periodical watch, to hosting creative and inspirational sessions, to giving lectures or to building your own private material library... matériO assists you till the end of your material dreams...

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