THE MATto MATERIALS ARCHIVE

The MATto materials archive boasts innovative, state-of-the-art materials that are analysed and chosen with a particular emphasis on their environmental sustainability. The archive is home to a whole range of different materials: light and shape-memory metals, flexible ceramics, fragrant plastics, transparent cements, soft and flexible woods, 3D fabrics, anti-bacterial fibres and self-cleaning glass. But all this is just a fraction of what you can find at MATto.

THE MATto MATERIALS ARCHIVE

The MATto materials archive boasts innovative, state-of-the-art materials that are analysed and chosen with a particular emphasis on their environmental sustainability.
The archive is home to a whole range of different materials: light and shape-memory metals, flexible ceramics, fragrant plastics, transparent cements, soft and flexible woods, 3D fabrics, anti-bacterial fibres and self-cleaning glass. But all this is just a fraction of what you can find at MATto.

THE SAMPLES STORED IN THE MATERIALS ARCHIVE

The MATto materials library’s materials archive boasts over 700 innovative materials and semi-finished products requested from manufacturing companies, suppliers and distributors based both in Italy and abroad.

The samples that are included in the archive are selected by researchers from the Politecnico di Torino on the basis of their actual innovative content.

They are sorted according to their material families and physical forms and they can be seen, touched and handled by interested professionals and companies during events held at the materials library.

SORTING CATEGORIES

PHYSICAL FORMS

MATERIAL FAMILIES

MATERIAL FACT SHEETS

Each material sample is complemented by a fact sheet during company consultancy visits. It lists information concerning the production process, the material’s main technical features and current uses of the material, with visual references included. Moreover, the contact details of the manufacturers and suppliers are provided as well as, when available, the approximate cost.

MATERIAL TECHNICAL REPORTS

The technical report drafted by Politecnico di Torino researchers for each catalogued sample includes specific information on each material regarding:

  • chemical, physical and mechanical parameters;
  • fire, weather and chemical resistance;
  • durability;
  • price range.

Technical reports are used as research and analysis tools by Politecnico di Torino researchers and are not available for consultation. The also include assessments regarding:

  • environmental sustainability;
  • sensory perception/expressive potential;
  • main uses and possible uses.

VISITING THE MATERIALS LIBRARY ARCHIVE

If you’d like to visit our materials archive, come to our head office in the Mirafiori area of Turin.

The archive is accessible through various different services, with the assistance of researchers from the Politecnico di Torino, upon prior booking.

If you’d like to get to know us, come visit us for coffee at our next MATERIALS & COFFEE event or book an appointment now!

VISITING THE MATERIALS LIBRARY ARCHIVE

If you’d like to visit our materials archive, come to our head office in the Mirafiori area of Turin.

The archive is accessible through various different services, with the assistance of researchers from the Politecnico di Torino, upon prior booking.

If you’d like to get to know us, come visit us for coffee at our next MATERIALS & COFFEE event or book an appointment now!

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