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03/25/2011

Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

The exhibition, on view through April 29 in NYC, showcases the year in material innovation

 
  • Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

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    The Material ConneXion exhibition, now open at 60 Madison Avenue in New York City. Exhibition image by Sam Hollenshead View larger

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year
  • Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

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    Selected as Material of the Year, Carbon Negative Cement by Novacem (UK) is a new formulation of cement that replaces calcium carbonates with magnesium silicates and oxides to achieve a negative carbon footprint View larger

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year
  • Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

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    EcoCradle by Ecovative (USA) is a packaging replacement to polystyrene foam that is grown from mushrooms View larger

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year
  • Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

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    ECOR by Noble Environmental Technologies (USA) consists of construction panels made from cow manure and other recycled content View larger

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year
  • Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

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    Lumisys by Top Nanosys (Korea) is a flexible, transparent LED signboard View larger

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year
  • Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

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    Saratech Permasorb Wallpaper by Bluecher (Germany) purifies the air View larger

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year
  • Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

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    MiraFoil by Henkel (Germany) is a low-impact printing solution for achieving metallic effects View larger

    Material ConneXion Opens Exhibition of its MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year

NEW YORK—An exhibition showcasing the year in material innovation is now open at the New York City headquarters of global materials consultancy, Material ConneXion. The dynamic installation, which will be on view through April 29, 2011, presents a look at the innovative solutions recognized by Material ConneXion’s second annual MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year. Taken together, this extraordinary group of materials and processes—which includes this year’s Material of the Year winner, Novacem’s Carbon Negative Cement—will change how we design in the year ahead, from products and packaging to architecture.

“The year in material innovation reveals a continuing drive for sustainability,” says Dr. Andrew H. Dent, vice president of library and materials research at Material ConneXion. “Whether it’s through a clever substitution of natural materials, improvements to existing ideas or a manipulation of high-tech processes, these tougher economic times are seeing a turn to simple, creative and powerful innovations that will help lessen our impact on the planet.”

When sourced wisely and implemented correctly, this year's winner and the nine honorable mentions offer numerous ways to better the environment, whether by increasing recyclability and biodegradability, employing clean energy, purifying the air, improving performance and efficiency, reducing material usage, or incorporating renewable resources and waste materials. The MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year exhibition highlights the remarkable capabilities of these materials while giving the public an opportunity to see and interact with some of today's most influential materials and processes.

The exhibit is located on the second floor of 60 Madison Ave. (between 26th and 27th Streets), and is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

 

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