What makes a plastic ‘smart’? Being ‘smart’, means that the plastics are able to adapt to the environment around them through their sensitivity to a variety of factors. Factors can range from temperature and pH, to differences in wavelengths or intensity of light. The sensitivity results in ‘smart’ adaptations which can include, for example, changes in colour or permeability.
Smart plastics are all around us, and are used for both specialised applications to everyday objects. Examples include uses in the development of biodegradable packaging, packaging that protects sensitive contents, e.g. medicines sensitive to temperature changes, or applications in biomedical engineering.
Got a project working with smart plastics? Want to connect with others in the sector? Then this event could be for you!
Watify presents another matchmaking event organised by Technopolis in partnership with Auvergne Rhône Alpes, Plastipolis and EEN. The objective of the matchmaking event is to facilitate inter-regional / cross-border cooperation between regional public and private sector actors in the development of joint initiatives /partnerships or joint demonstration projects in Smart Plastics. Inter-regional or cross-border cooperation can help to exploit complementarities/synergies (i.e. different value chain positions, technologies, etc.), pool resources and infrastructures across Europe, address non-technological issues (e.g. standards) and enlarge the potential user-base.
Projects must match S3 priorities and exploit identified synergies and complementary resources and strengths.
For more information on the event, please visit the event website.