OliKrom: the French start-up for intelligent painting

OliKrom: the French smart painting startup

The more years go by, the more France falls behind in the technological and scientific fields. For example, China plans to devote $ 60 billion to the field of artificial intelligence in 2025, where France plans to devote $ 1.7 billion to it (let us keep in mind, however, that the population does not is not the same). Mysteriously, however, it remains one of the most innovative countries: according to a Bloombeg study, France ranks 9th among the most innovative countries in 2018.

OliKrom, creator of the intelligent pigment

After long years of scientific research conducted at the Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Bordeaux (ICMCB), a research laboratory of the CNRS, researchers have managed to master the know-how to make intelligent pigments. From this mastery was born OliKrom, a Bordeaux company specialized in the production of intelligent pigment.

OliKrom : la startup française de la peinture intelligente

But what is a smart pigment? It is a pigment capable of changing color under certain circumstances. The pigments produced by OliKrom are thus able to react to temperature, pressure, brightness, a solvent or gas. They are also possible to be reversible, that is to say to be able to find their original color once the trigger element remote.

An extraordinary technological advance

Imagine a shirt that changes depending on the sun. If there is a lot of sun, it becomes white and does not absorb the light. On the contrary, when the sun disappears, the t-shirt changes color and becomes black. Thus, the t-shirt regulates its heat compared to the presence of the sun. One can also imagine paintings changing color in the presence of a flammable gas, thus saving innumerable life. These are just two small examples of what could change in our lives thanks to this revolutionary technology.

Example of use of pigments © Olikrom

Great ! And where do we buy it?

Regarding the sale, the product is unfortunately unavailable for sale to individuals. Each production and cost is indeed variable to the desired properties (sensitivity, reversibility, format, etc …). If you are part of a company or if you have a project that requires these pigments, you can ask OliKrom for a quote according to your needs.

Link to the original french article of Yubigeek