Material ConneXion (MCX) is the leading global platform for material innovation and solutions. Partnering with organizations seeking a sustainable and competitive edge, MCX helps the world stay on top of the ever-changing arena of innovative, advanced, and sustainable materials.
Beyond highlighting healthy material solutions in eight categories (Carbon-Based, Cement-Based, Ceramic, Glass, Metal, Natural, Polymer, Process), MCX provides transparency about the chemistry of materials and products, allowing designers to source and specify solutions for interiors with full knowledge of their short and long-term effects. This puts control and responsibility firmly back in the hands of the designer.
Materials in the database are categorized based on their chemical composition:
Materials whose main constituent is carbon in the form of diamond, graphite, buckyballs, nanotubes, or carbon fiber.
Composites of Portland or other cement with additives such as sand, glass, metal fibers or other aggregates.
A molecular combination of a metal such as aluminum or zinc, and a nonmetal such as oxygen or carbon to create durable, heat-resistant, and electrically insulating materials.
Amorphous or crystalline structures of ceramics based upon silicon and oxygen (SiO2) that are transparent or translucent.
A single metallic element or combination of metallic and other elements (alloy) that produces ductile, durable, electrically and heat-conductive materials that tend to reflect light.
A material that has been grown or mined from the earth.
Long chain molecules, mostly carbon-based, which are synthetic, moldable, colorable and lightweight.
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