Making the Invisible, Visible

Opal-Detect | Chemical Sensor Array
Opal-Detect provides eye-catching visual detection to keep you healthy and safe.

Opal-Detect is a versatile smart material that can be used to enhance branding as fun and experiential for packaging applications, interactive learning, it can indicate if food has spoiled, if there are toxins in water, or identify whether a surface has been cleaned properly. Opalux can tune the sensitivity, colour range, and time elapse reversion of Opal-Detect for a variety liquids and gases to fit your application.

Opal-Detect can also be made using materials that are biodegradable, biobased, and non-toxic to help achieve your company’s sustainability goals. Opal-Detect does not require any special lighting or equipment to see the colour change, and could be tracked and analyzed using a simple smartphone app.

Learn more about how Opal-Detect can be used to fight the spread of diseases such as COVID-19.

Colour-based detection

Potential Applications

In-package indication of food freshness

Water contamination (ie. Heavy Metals)

Enhanced branding experience – fun interactive packaging

Surface cleanliness and sanitization

Adulteration or spiking of alcoholic beverages

Imagine changing the colour of (almost)
anything you want.