A PRODUCT-HUNGRY world relies on chemists to devise new materials to meet future needs.
Check out the new display Material Futures at Orange City Library, which showcases light metals, optical fibres, magnetic material, liquid crystals and foams.
Orange librarian Peter Douglass said people would be fascinated by the display as they learnt how new materials were being used to save us time, energy and resources.
“It is just incredible what our chemists and scientists are working on,” he said.
“Our new display shows foams, gels and liquid crystals are finding their way into common and exotic uses including clothing, structures, communications and aerospace.
“Rising consumer demand and environmental awareness means researchers are working on creating more things but with less energy and resources. It’s absolutely fascinating.”
Material Futures is a travelling exhibition from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and sponsored by the Inspiring Australia program of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - Questacon.
The exhibition will be held until Thursday, February 28 at Orange City Library.