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The following collection of videos illustrate many of Sommers special materials
Spring and Sommers
Organic slide show of Sommers' more visual plastics mirroring nature's symmetry, color and glory. Features "Specialties" including "SPUN" Thermoformable TPU Lace, "Spectral" and "Mystery Mirror," Imagine Metallic Polyurethane, CubeLight Reflective Sheets, ChromaFlair® Polyurethane, Lenticular Printing, Thermochromatic Color-Change, POPPER™, AgUARDIAN® Silver-ion Antimicrobial Yoga Mats, Deco Press Polish Sheets and more.
Release of Puma Basket Color-Change Sneaker
Berlin, Germany- Puma in collaboration with Sommers Plastics develops and introduces the world's first color-changing sneakers using thermochromatic, liquid crystal technology. This is the official documentation of the Puma Basket "Color Change" release at the Overkill Shop, Berlin, Germany on Friday, 6th of July 2007
"Fashion Engineering"® by Sommers Plastics
Supplying man made plastic materials since 1947. Sommers Plastics registered the trademark, "Fashion Engineering."® to depict the innovative variety of remarkable plastic materials developed over the years some of which are illustrated in this short, promotional video.
Puma Temperature-Sensitive, Color-Changing Sneakers
Fresh out of the box. First "touch" of Puma's "CC" Color-changing "Basket" model athletic footwear produced using Sommers' 1.2 mm Ganges nonwoven-back, upper polyurethane construction.
Puma "Please Touch the Animals" marketing campaign
Puma launches their first, color-changing sneaker with an elaborate campaign of in-store displays and free giveaways. First 6,000 customers receive free, color-changing, chameleon keychains also designed and created by Sommers Plastics.
Best Speech You Will Ever Hear on Animal Rights
Gary Yourofsky's entire inspirational speech on animal rights and veganism held at Georgia Tech in summer of 2010. Listen to this amazing speaker who will blow away the myths, fill your mind with interesting facts, and help you make ethical choices for a healthy heart and soul. His charismatic and straightforward stule is one of a kind-a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place. (skip through the advertisement and first few minutes which can be a bit tedious).
Sommers Plastics and Victoria Secret's Angel Wings
Victoria Secret designers create angel wings for their models using Sommers Plastics' iridescent foil, "Mystery Mirror." This unique material features multilayer, thin-film technology referred to as "cellophane" in the short video.
Stella McCartney Supports the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Stella McCartney takes on the leather industry and inhumane treatment of cows in this informative video. Visit www.peta.org for more information on how to protect and save our fellow creatures. Warning: This video link is disturbing to watch.
Manufacturing Faux Fur
Take a virtual tour through Sommers Plastics' fur factory where production begins as raw materials-acrylic and modacrylic fibers-transform through a series of complex operations like dying, knitting and weaving to materialize into a wide range of fur colors and patterns available from Sommers Plastics. Sommers' furs are all guilt-free and animal-friendly.
Have You Evolved From Fur?
Short, evocative, public service video produced by "Friends of Animals." Visit www.friendsofanimals.org for more information how to protect our fellow creatures.
"Popper," New Thermochromatic Color-Change
Sommers' latest generation of thermochromatic, temperature-sensitive, materials features three distinct layers that change color by temperature. Below 18°C the top color is apparent; between 18-30°C (room temp) the top colors becomes clear and the middle layer appears; above 30°C the base color, custom print, logo or peek-a-boo message is revealed.
Demo of "Popper," Sommers' Latest Color-Changing Material
A short video demonstration of Sommers' temperature-sensitive polyurethane, "Popper." This demo illustrates Popper's ability to change through three distinctly different colors-the top coat, middle and base- depending on changes in the termperature of air, water or bodies.
"Ted Talks" Lecture by Dr. Andrew Dent of Material Connexion
By sharing insights about materials, Dr. Andrew H. Dent has fostered product innovation in the world's largest and most interesting companies. He takes us on a personal and professional journey that shows how great leaps in product innovation can actually come from sustainability thinking and cross-industry pollination, and takes a look at game-changing technologies and materials to look for in the near future.
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