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Commercialization of photochromic dyes and products
Author(s): Timothy J. Homola
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Paper Abstract

While most people, including this author, hold quite optimistic views of the photochromic industry, very little commercial success has been realized. In Professor Giacomo Ciamician's famous paper on photochemistry of the future, he predicted that photochromic clothing would be popular. It turns out that he was right. His paper was written in 1912 and photochromic clothing was not commercially successful under the early 1990's. These optimistic projections are commonplace. Unfortunately, the commercial successes have not been rapid or frequent. This paper is intended to address some of the critical success factors in achieving photochromic related profitability. The major ingredients of commercial success are an attractive industry and mastery of the specific critical business elements that lead to profitability in that industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3347, Optical Information Science and Technology (OIST97): Optical Recording Mechanisms and Media, (1 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301444
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Timothy J. Homola, Color Change Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3347:
Optical Information Science and Technology (OIST97): Optical Recording Mechanisms and Media
Andrei L. Mikaelian, Editor(s)

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