OLIKROM is a start-up created in late 2014 and based on the Bordeaux campus. It was a winner of the Bougeons-nous* competition in the Start-Up category in 2015 and aims to become the world leader in intelligent pigments by 2020.
After 8 years of research, it has developed pigments which, when inserted into paint, ink or plastic materials, boast the ability to change according to temperature, light or pressure.
The applications are endless, and include aeronautics, design, luxury, packaging and security.
The young company, which already holds 11 patents covering Europe, the USA and Japan, has raised €300,000 from 2 French investment funds and is targeting turnover of €1.4 million in 2016.
Aiming to be world leader in intelligent pigments by 2020, OLIKROM plans to move to a new industrial site in Aquitaine in 2017.
The aim will be to boost production from one tonne of pigments per year to a capacity of several tonnes per month.
*organised by RMC Radio
(Source: EXPOPROTECTION 29/10/2015)