Grado Zero www.gradozero.eu- Manufactured Products' Innovation Services -- Our know-how is your guarantee - The mission of the company is to develop and commercialize new materials and technologies for industry transfer to create new products with the aim to improve quality of life, work and environment. The company acts as a go-between among many industrial branches and research fields, in particoular: nanotubes, fibers, fabrics, composite textile structures, extreme sport equipments and safe equipments, new performing materials and technologies for furnishing / automotive / nautical / medical areas.
……”The silver shirt uses the same technology to automatically “roll up” its sleeves when it is hot out, but its additional innovation is that its entire fabric is woven from shape memory threads (rather than having parallel Nitinol threads added after weaving). Called Oricalco textile, this fabric has been the subject of research about its potential additional uses, such as in coronary stents.”
Shape Memory Shirt made of Oricalco Fabric, the first shape memory orthogonally weaved fabric. Best invention of 2001 for TIME. Now, in permanent collections of Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. In Science Storms, Atoms Area: