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What is this plastic stuff called?
« on: June 29, 2020, 03:35:39 PM »
Newer Farish models come wrapped in a very lightweight, smooth, slightly opaque, silky plastic. Itís a sort of synthetic tissue paper. Iíd like to try and get some more of it but have no idea what itís called.

Internet searches using what I thought were the right terms havenít yielded any results. Does anyone know what its proper name is?

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 04:19:38 PM »
If you mean the white sleeve the boxes come in, to stop the transparency being scratched, I think it's just tissue paper, Veronica.  Like the stuff they use in gift shops, etc.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plastics-White-Tissue-Paper-450mm/dp/B004KR7E1M

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 04:28:09 PM »
The stuff that Woodbury has suggested is just about right but the one I’m really after has an oily, silky feel to it. It isn’t paper but plastic.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2020, 04:30:15 PM by silly moo »

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 04:30:52 PM »
Hi Ronnie.

Try searching for "non woven", "synthetic paper", "Tyvek".

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 04:35:37 PM »
Hi Ronnie.

Try searching for "non woven", "synthetic paper", "Tyvek".

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 05:10:56 PM »
Itís very smooth and lightweight, like cling film but slightly opaque and not sticky at all.

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 05:24:32 PM »
Itís very smooth and lightweight, like cling film but slightly opaque and not sticky at all.

You mean the thin sheet of 'plastic' that the actual models lays in, inside the foam packing.

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 06:48:30 PM »
It's most likely potato starch plastic,  a "green" replacement for real plastic.  It's 100% renewable recyclable and if binned dissolves in 10 weeks not centuries..
Some magazines are sent out in it..

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2020, 07:20:39 PM »
Emjaybee has mentioned the stuff I mean, and I think from The Qís description, it could very well be potato starch plastic. The stuff the Farish models come in lasts a few years at least. Hornby and Dapol use it as well as an 00 model I bought recently was wrapped in it.

The reason I wanted to get some more was that it seems to be very suitable for wrapping models in as it is extremely soft, much softer than normal tissue paper. I assume that it doesnít damage paintwork otherwise the manufacturers wouldnít use it.

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2020, 07:33:37 PM »
The reason I wanted to get some more was that it seems to be very suitable for wrapping models in as it is extremely soft, much softer than normal tissue paper. I assume that it doesnít damage paintwork otherwise the manufacturers wouldnít use it.

It's probably not so much the softness as being less abrasive than wood-based tissue paper.

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2020, 08:44:24 PM »
The beauty of it is that it's strong enough to lift a model out, but soft enough not to damage it.

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2020, 08:49:38 PM »
I know the exact stuff you mean, and it is good. Do Revolution use it too? I vaguely recall they do, so Ben or Mike may know.

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2020, 09:03:33 PM »
Send an email to Bachman

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2020, 12:24:50 AM »
I have contacted Bachmann, letís see if they know its name.

 

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