Material ConneXion

Available at : MC79 & MC80 on 3/F (Multimedia Commons)
On-campus Access Rights : P - PolyU staff & students only
Reservation can be made one day in advance via the iBooking system.
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Material ConneXion is a global resource for new materials and a knowledge base for information about new and innovative materials. It offers access to an eclectic and constantly growing collection of over 7,500 innovative materials and processes.

The database is searchable by over 100 specific criteria within the categories of Processing, Sustainability, Usage, and Physical Properties. The users get unlimited access to images, detailed material descriptions, usage characteristics, and manufacturer and distributor contact information are provided.

Physical Materials Collection

The display with 1500 real materials is located at PolyU School of design, Material Resource Centre (Room V510, 5/F, V Core, Jockey Club Innovation Tower).


The database is a resource for all disciplines of design development, including Architecture, Interior Design, Packaging Design, Industrial Design, Fashion, Apparel & Footwear, Exhibition Design and Textile Design.