Cypris Materials Introduces Nature Inspired, Tunable, Structural Color Coating

Cypris Materials Introduces Nature Inspired, Tunable, Structural Color Coating

Applied Like Paint

Summary

Cypris Materials, Inc. has cracked nature's code on nanostructures by creating a new type of paint that can be used from cosmetics to the auto industry.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Biomimicry and Ray of Hope Prize

CONTENT: Multimedia with summary

Humans live in a colorful world, but the way they make color often involves toxic pigments or dyes, or requires the extraction of natural resources. But there is a different path to color found throughout nature. Animals from butterflies to peacocks have nano-structures that reflect specific wavelengths of light, causing their brilliant tones and hues. This is known as structural color, and Cypris Materials, Inc. has cracked the code by creating a new type of paint that can be used from cosmetics to the auto industry. The video above is a great overview of how the vibrant Morpho Butterflies inspired this game-changing technology.

This is video 2 of a 9 part series showcasing stories of hope during these troubling times. We need to radically change how we build and design our world, and instead of starting from scratch let's first #AskNature.

Cypris Materials was the 2nd Place winner in the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize®, funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and produced by the Biomimicry Institute.

#biomimicry #structuralcolor #startup #innovation #entrepreneur #paint #butterflies #environmentaldesign

Art and Animation by Jules Bartl

Produced and Narrated by Ed Prosser

With special thanks to support from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Contact

Valerie Bennett
+1 (770) 317-5858
Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/16227508
Twitter: @rayslegacy
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Lex Amore
+1 (415) 800-1407
Biomimicry Institute