MATERIALS #Materials on display in Kyoto

A list of material samples on display at FabCafe Kyoto.

NISHIJIN CARBON

NEW

Carbon textile that realizes "patterned weaving" and "mixed weaving of different materials", which is difficult to achieve with conventional carbon fiber.

  • #Heat resistant
  • #Tip material
  • #Lightweight
  • #Processing resistant materials
  • #Conduction and power generation
  • #Soft
  • #Fiber
  • #Carbon
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO

FUMISOME

Ink for taking notes made with natural ingredients as its main component that makes use of original techniques

  • #Dyeing
  • #Japan
  • #Sustainable
  • TOKYO
  • KYOTO

ASIA COLOR TREND BOOK

The only Design Trend Book in the world originating in Asia

  • #Asia
  • #Japan
  • #Tip material
  • #Traditional
  • TOKYO
  • KYOTO

COLOR POLYMOCK

A colorful polyethylene resin foam material made by thermo-compressing the material used to manufacture kick boards mixed with original color.

  • #Sense of touch
  • #Molding
  • #Buffer
  • #Lightweight
  • #Hard
  • #Soft
  • #Resin
  • TOKYO
  • KYOTO

12 Haptics αGEL Sample Kit

A toolkit designed to to propose αGEL’s “experience/sensitivity value” to designers/developers who want to realize services/product designs that make use of the characteristics of the material, and to co-create business

  • #Sensory Material
  • #Japan
  • #Sense of touch
  • #Soft
  • TOKYO
  • KYOTO

ARTSTEEL

A one-of-a-kind steel product created piece by piece by craftsmen.

  • #Japan
  • #Aging
  • #Surface
  • #Molding
  • #Resistance to flame
  • #Conduction and power generation
  • #Hard
  • #Metal
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

Stainless Mesh

A transparent metallic cloth woven from ultra-fine stainless steel. It has unique properties in terms of functionality, such as electrical conductivity and non-inflammability.

  • #Heat resistant
  • #Japan
  • #Surface
  • #Molding
  • #Flexible
  • #Lightweight
  • #Resistance to flame
  • #Permeability
  • #Soft
  • #Fiber
  • #Metal
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

HIKIHAKU

Infinite forms of expression: Designing textures and metallic gloss via foil-processing techniques

  • KYOTO

HONEYCOMB

A structure of which more than 90% is air: The most mechanically optimal structure combining strength and lightness

  • #Metal
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

Tri-Wall

Reinforced cardboard that possesses both lightness and durability necessary for global distribution

  • #Sustainable
  • #Lightweight
  • #Hard
  • #Paper
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

YAKUSUGI WOOD

Rare wood from millennium-old trees

  • #Wood
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO

SUNLUMISIS INK FOR PAINT

Fluorescent pigment ink that develops RGB colors under ultraviolet light

  • #Luminescence
  • #Paint material
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

URUSHI (JAPANESE LACQUER)

Living with Japanese people since ancient times: A new, sustainable, recycle-friendly natural paint

  • #Bonding
  • #Coating
  • #Resin
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

KNITTED ELECTRIC WIRE

Solderable soft wiring

  • #Wearable
  • #Flexible
  • #Conduction and power generation
  • #Fiber
  • KYOTO

Toyo Aluminium K.K. CHROMASHINE®︎

Interference color aluminum pigment that sparkles with iridescence under light

  • #Tip material
  • #Paint material
  • #Metal
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

LIMONITE

Limonite: “Soil of the ages” and the work of nature over 300,000 years

  • #Metal
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

“TOKYO ACRYL” BY MIYUKI ACRYL

Acrylic boards produced by creative minds in an original acrylic workshop

  • #Molding
  • #Permeability
  • #Resin
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

SOLIDO typeF coffee

An interior material with the natural texture of cement and free of paint

  • #Surface
  • #Resistance to flame
  • #Cement
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

HARDWOOD TIMBER FROM HIDA

Hida's hardwoods nurtured with the rich nature and manufacturing skills

  • #Sustainable
  • #Wood
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

GLITTER STRING

Lamé thread used for Nishijin textile and Tango crepe with interdisciplinary materials and manufacturing methods

  • #Fiber
  • #Film
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

BLACK BIZEN WARE

A new Bizen ware that changes expression depending on the conditions of light, darkness, wet and dry.

  • #Ceramic
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

JESMONITE®

Next-generation water-based modeling material that enables new three-dimensional representations.

  • #Sustainable
  • #Molding
  • #Resistance to flame
  • #Resin
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

LUMISIS FILAMENT

Lumisis® filaments containing heat resistant properties light up vividly when illuminating with black light.

  • #Luminescence
  • #Paint material
  • #Resin
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

AWAJI ROOF TILES

Strength on the roof. Roof building materials specifically catering to the Japanese climate that can withstand seismic intensity 7.

  • #Ceramic
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

YUZEN LEATHER

The bumpy texture of Yuzen Leather came about by from a mishap during the trial and error process of dyeing.

  • #Resin
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

FIBER UPCYCLED MATERIAL

This is a new material that is made by separating waste fibers by color and upcycling it as a raw material, giving it added value with original colors and fiber properties.

  • #Sustainable
  • #Soft
  • #Fiber
  • #Resin
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

SCRAP MATERIALS FROM OKAYAMA-MADE DENIM

The pinnacle of the denim world : Offcuts from Okayama-made denim

  • #Fiber
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

TERRAMAC

High quality PLA filament produced with the knowledge and technology unique to textile makers.

  • #Molding
  • #Resin
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

MELSET

Highly functional resin fiber that enables three-dimensional molding boasting both rigidity and elasticity by utilizing the difference in melting point temperatures.

  • #Molding
  • #Fiber
  • #Resin
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

GOLD AND SILVER THREAD

Traditional Kyoto thread boasting gold and silver sparkles and color for decorating fabrics and for embroidery.

  • #Conduction and power generation
  • #Fiber
  • #Metal
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

CANVAS MADE IN KURASHIKI

For bags, for belts worn by sumo wrestlers, for horse saddles. Strong and beautiful canvas made in a 130 year-old factory

  • #Fiber
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

SANCHU WASHI

Japanese paper from the mountains of Hida

  • #Paper
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

NISHIJIN ORI

Fine silk fabric from Kyoto Nishijin

  • #Fiber
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

PAINT FOR WOOD

A high-quality paint that complements the beauty of wood

  • #Paint material
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

MASKING COLOR

Water-based paint that can be peeled off

  • #Paint material
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

LAMINATED PRESSBOARD

Laminated pressboard with a texture and weight similar to wood

  • #Sustainable
  • #Hard
  • #Paper
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

KITAYAMA MARUTA

Kitayama Maruta lumber from Kyoto that meld together strength and beauty

  • #Wood
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

XEBEC Ceramic Stone™

Moldable ceramic grinding stone.

  • #Ceramic
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

TANGO SILK CREPE

Functional and delicate fabrics developed through the history and culture of the Kyoto coast

  • #Fiber
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

KYO KUMIHIMO

Kyo Kumihimo braid made in a workshop in Kyoto Uji, is a traditional material born from the technique of braiding together more than three threads of yarn.

  • #Fiber
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

INDUSTRIAL WASTE AS MATERIAL

Industrial waste that had been discarded or recycled in the process of conventional manufacturing and distribution can be repurposed as materials that represent new possibilities.

  • #Sustainable
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO