Alphachromics was formed in 2010 to commercialize the electrochromic innovations developed in the lab of Dr. Greg Sotzing, Professor of organic and polymer chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and the Institute of Materials Science at UConn. The company’s low cost color-changing conductive polymers can be applied to products as diverse as tunable eyewear (goggles and sunglasses), energy efficient windows, and high performance switchable fabrics. The initial market for the Company is eyewear. The Company will contract with leading eyewear manufacturers to develop electrochromic lenses that meet manufacturer’s specifications for military, sport, and recreational applications.
Alphachromics has built prototype lenses and is in negotiations with several leading manufacturers of high performance eyewear. The Company has signed a convertible note with Connecticut Innovations.
Mark Van Allen, President
This company has been selected as a 2011 CT Tech Company to Watch, for more information visit,https://www.ct.org/Innovation_Pipeline.asp.