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Kitchen Countertop Can Charge Phones Wirelessly

Kitchen Countertop Can Charge Phones Wirelessly
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DuPont Building Innovations will begin to integrate wireless charging technology into its Corian household surfaces, perfect for home decor and for public spaces.

Daniela Walker
  • 11 july 2013

Chemical giant Dupont Building Innovations and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) have joined forces to create a tabletop that will embed wireless charging into its surface.

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DuPont Corian solid surface is on its way to world domination, the synthetic alternative granite-like material that can be found in kitchen counters, lamps, exterior cladding of buildings, and installed everywhere meeting rooms to hospitals and research labs. The alliance sees the solid surface combined with PMA wireless charging technology, allowing consumers to charge their phone simply by placing it on their Corian countertop. One possible rendering shows the PMA-approved Duracell powermat technology charging on the countertop. Says Ron Resnick, president of PMA:

The next phase in wireless power is seeing it embedded into surfaces used for furnishing solutions.DuPont has been driving innovation for decades in the area of advanced materials. The collaboration between both company’s innovations marks another step forward in our vision to make smart wireless power a ubiquitous part of our lives.

DuPont Building Innovations// PMA

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