TechConnect Innovation Program

Thermal Indicating Paints

New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

NJIT’s polydiacetylenes (PDA’s) paints can be either spray-painted or inkjet-printed on metals, plastics, polymers or paper. These tailorable and robust PDA paints are capable of either fast or slow time-dependent chromatic reversibility. First developed as coatings for environmental monitoring, they are being extended to stress/shock and chemical monitoring applications.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: To provide qualitative visual and quantitative chromatic sensing of temperature in munitions, stored foods and medical supplies (e.g., vaccines), home appliance exteriors, and access doors to large buildings to warn first responders in case of fire or security breaches

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 953

Website: www.njit.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Awaiting lifetime test trials on exposure to external conditions for further US Army funding

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners