RE: Off topic material search

Date: Wed Mar 19 2003 - 18:54:29 EET

"Friendly plastic" granules can be heated in hot water and formed into
shapes, much like wax or clay, only it is a rigid "plastic" material when
cool. Warm environments are NOT "friendly"!

Another interesting material is poly-caprolactone. When heated it becomes
taffy-like and can be stretched and formed. What I played with was clear. I
was told it was a bit expensive.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Bathsheba Grossman
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:44 PM
Subject: Re: Off topic material search

On Tue, 18 Mar 2003, Doug Groh wrote:
> Why do you call it Friendly?

Because that's its name: Friendly Plastic (tm).

> What else is it used for?

It used to be available as a crafts material, but I haven't seen any
for a while...yup, Google reveals that it's still out there.


Bathsheba Grossman                 phone (831)429-8224, fax (831)460-1242
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