CMF & Design
Colours, materials, and finishes convey deeper value than merely that of just tactile or visual perception, since they are connected to desirability, customization possibilities, performance, and sustainability. The right combination of these guarantees the success of a product. By confronting consumers who are increasingly looking for sensations and emotions, companies are investing in research and conforming to new trends such as sustainability, nanotechnology, lightness, and smart materials.
The market for new materials will be close to $2.2 billion in 2026. Many traditional materials will be "revisited" on a nanometric scale and will acquire new features and different properties. An example is the depolymerized Econyl (regenerated nylon) capable of reducing CO2 emissions by 90% and the impact on global warming by 80%. Research aims to integrate multiple functions in a single material to simultaneously satisfy different needs.