25.12.2019

“αGEL” a multifunctional material with unknown potential

「αGEL®」未知の可能性を秘めたユニーク素材

“αGEL” as a material taken up in “Asia Color Trend Book 2020-21”, attractive fluorescent color has been added to the excellent functionality and texture. The rich color ideas that the visual and tactile sensations interweave attracted unique attention.

“αGEL” is a very soft gel material developed, manufactured by Taika. Its amazing shock absorption is enough to catch raw eggs from the height of 18m without cracking. In addition, it has various performances such as anti-vibration / vibration control, heat radiation (anti-heat measures), optical bonding, waterproof / dust-proof, and combined with unique feel, it is used in various products such as sports shoes, stationery, bags, automobiles, industrial equipment, nursing care, welfare products. It is a multifunctional material with unknown potential that is also applied to advanced technologies such as IoT and space development.

“αGEL” can express a variety of tactile sensations, from soft to hard. Focused on the image perceived from the tactile sensation, Taika launched a project to build value as a sensible material in 2018 and completed “HAPTICS OF WONDER 12 Tactile GEL Sample Book vol.1”. Each characteristic can be grasped from the UX evaluation map in which these emotion images are plotted. It is also expected to be used as an index when designers and engineers search for tactile sensations and put them into creation. “αGEL” will be applied to unprecedented fields.

『アジアカラートレンドブック2020-21』Asia Color Trend Book 2020-21