Adept Materials’ award-winning technology revolutionizes vapor, humidity, and temperature management.
A pair of thin layers work in concert to create a responsive, multifunctional material with unique capabilities: The material provides directional vapor control by allowing water vapor to pass easily in one direction while resisting its motion in the other. The material also regulates humidity by storing or releasing excess moisture. The material even regulates temperature by storing and releasing heat.
A versatile technology that takes the form
Enhance coatings, films, overlays, and other forms of material with our technology to meet the needs of different applications. Revolutionary material performance does not require a revolution in manufacturing or installation.
A multifunctional solution for construction, apparel, packaging, and healthcare applications.
Materials that make a positive impact.
What does moisture control have to do with sustainability? Our moisture-control technology is designed to reduce waste – of materials, food, and energy. Excessive moisture enables micro-organisms to proliferate, causing building materials to rot and food to spoil. Furthermore, building envelopes are less energy-efficient when they’re damp. Adept Materials’ technology is engineered to increase durability and energy-efficiency, and it relies on abundant raw materials that are natural or biodegradable.
Born out of a lab at Brown University.
Adept Materials relies on a unique material structure to achieve directional vapor control, humidity regulation and temperature management. The technology was invented by physicist Derek Stein, Ph.D., in his lab at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Dr. Stein studied moisture control in the house Brown University entered in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe, a prestigious international design competition. Brown’s house, called the Techstyle Haus and realized in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt, Germany, featured a building envelope made of architectural membranes that met the rigorous passive house standard of energy efficiency. Adept Materials’ technology is the result of additional research into materials that make it easier for buildings to achieve the highest level of energy efficiency without sacrificing durability, comfort, or affordability.
Adept Materials has subjected the novel properties of its materials to rigorous testing in collaboration with the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.