Transforming the way the world uses colour
Opalux is a market-leader in stimulus-responsive, colour-changing materials and coatings, based in Toronto, Canada. Co-founded by the award-winning Dr. Andre Arsenault in 2006, Opalux grew out of Andre’s doctorate thesis at the University of Toronto on tunable photonic crystals. Opalux’s mission is to commercialize these novel smart materials to transform the way the world uses colour.
Opalux has become a global leader in personalized and interactive anti-counterfeiting security features, establishing key partnerships with global security printers to develop transformative products for passports, ID cards and banknotes. Opalux is now developing new applications using its broader technology platform including Opal-Detect, Impact, Chameleonix™ and Opal-Protect. These technologies have the potential to creating meaningful and sustainable products that keep people healthy and safe, and enable customized experiences.
Opalux are pioneers in developing Smart Colour: Colour that conveys information. Opalux’s materials can be applied to almost any surface, and can respond to stimuli as simple as a touch, or as general as an environment. This provides the user both command over colour and an indication of what is going on around them.
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