DSM Engineering Materials announced the launch of Lucidiris™. Besides predicting color and mechanical properties, it can predict the envelope of potential color space within critical mechanical properties and prescribe recipes for targeted color properties. Lucidiris has been developed for several high-performance material grades and will be extended to include recycled-based and repurposed materials. This artificial intelligence (AI) technology facilitates the development of material recipes with targeted optical properties while assuring mechanical properties.

Lucidirishas the ability to:

  • Predict color and mechanical properties of polymer compounds upon addition of color ingredients.
  • Predict envelope of potential color space that can be produced within critical mechanical properties.
  • Prescribe color ingredients to add to a polymer compound to meet targeted properties.

“Lucidiris changes our design-build-test-learn development cycle for the customer applications of our materials fundamentally,” said Erwin Houben, R&T manager Digitization DSM Engineering Materials. “This state-of-the-art AI based digital tool reinforces our strengths in colored materials development, and enables us to take on some tough challenges for reusing circular materials.”

“And there is more to come,” said Angelika Schmidt, global R&T manager of Performance Polymers, DSM Engineering Materials. “Lucidiris is our next step into digitization of product development. What we can do for color development already today, will be possible for product development in the future. Combining human intelligence with machine learning will enable us to get to the successful recipes with much less iterations and therefore much shorter development times for our customers.”

For more information, visit: www.dsm.com.