This unique magnet is soft and squeezable to the touch. In every other way it is like a normal magnet; it has a north and south pole, opposite poles attract, like poles repel, and it is attracted to standard magnets.
Currently, these magnets are only available in a small round form and there are no specific markets where this technology is used. It was invented purely for the challenge of creating a soft, flexible magnet.
This magnet is created by mixing hard ferrite particles (iron) with a polyethylene gel. During the curing process, it is magnetized using a large magnetic coil. The ferrite particles align themselves with the north and south poles.
The hardness and strength of the magnet can be customized and injection molding is possible; however, the manufacturer currently only provides it in the form of round discs.
Only black is available because it includes ferrite.
Temperature range is between 50 to 80 ºC. Water is fine, but the product is susceptible to some solvents.