In 2018, a team at the Department of Material Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), created a proprietary gel material that could reduce perceived temperatures by 7 to 9 degree celsius. Since then, the research team has found numerous applications which could benefit industries and users in various ways.
Not only can this hydrogel be produced more easily and cheaply, it also has many properties that make it an excellent choice. Its Super-Hygroscopic nature allows it to absorbs enormous amounts of water from humid air. It helps to keep enclosed spaces dry, which is one of its many applications.
International Patent number: WO/2019/035,772