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The Secret Materials Box

Discover the world of new materials
A learning tool for aspiring European scientists

Shirts which do not wrinkle, paper from the remains of apple juice production or rear windows with programmable lights. 70% of product innovation is estimated to be based on materials with new or improved properties. Materials play a key role in the generation of growth and the creation of wealth in Europe.

The "Secret Materials" box contained a few items representative of novel materials with explanations and tasks demonstrating their properties.

The box has become depleted but you can find out more about the secret properties in the Leaflet: Discover the world of new materials (PDF Version, 1.11MB)

Leaflet in all EU languages is available