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SFXC products have been used for all kinds of innovative and crazy applications but this was definitely one of the most unique! 

Glow in the dark pigments strontium aluminate

Students created their own clay avatar before covering them with SFXC Thermochromic inks and glow in the dark inks made with strontium aluminate.

 Liquid crystal ink


The sculptures were placed on a special platform and sent up to space using a large weather balloon filled with helium. A camera, also on the platform, filmed the whole journey.

 thermographic ink goes up in to space

 As you ascend up into space it gets incredibly cold. We saw this as a perfect application to display our Thermochromic inks. We used 2 different activation temperatures for this project in order to make the sculptures change colour at different altitudes... a Red 9°C and Blue 12°C.

liquid crystal TLC inks


Click here to view our range of Thermochromic inks and coatings. If you come up with more amazing applications using our smart inks, send us your photos and videos, we'd love to see them!

A very big thank you to everybody that took part:

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