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Materials
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HEAT/VOLTAGE REACTIVE MATERIALS
POLYMORPH
Polymorph is one of a new
generat ion of commercial
polymers set t o have a major
impact on model making and
prot ot yping. This polymer
has all t he charact erist ics of a
t ough engineering mat erial
yet it f uses and becomes easily
mouldable at just 62C. It can
be heat ed w it h just hot w at er
or a hairdryer and moulded
by hand t o creat e prot ot ypes
and solve manuf act uring
problems current ly out side t he
capacit y of ot her mat erials.
Uses f or Polymorph include:
M oulding of handles and ort hopaedic aids
Vacuum f orming moulds
M oulds f or bat ch producing ot her mouldings
Prot ot ype mechanical part s
Armat ures / f rames f or models
Insert s f or compliant product s
Specialised component s - e.g. mot or mount ings
M oulding of complet e product s - e.g. t orches
Joining component s t oget her
Dia. Code: Price:
100g PL1 004A 2.50
250g PL1 004B 4.75
500g PL1 004 8.75
1kg PL1 003 16.65
4kg PL1 005 62.75
LIQUID POLYMORPH
An unusual plast ic
t hat is liquid at room
t emperat ure but
solidi es at approx.
2C. An int erest ing
mat erial in it s ow n
right , liquid polymorph
also provides a saf e
met hod f or cast ing,
mould making, et c.
Qt y: 30ml.
Code: Price:
PL1 031 2.23
SMART MATERIALS HANDLING BOX
The mat erials handling case cont ains a vast array of smart and
unusual mat erials and is ideal f or t hose required t o give presen-
t at ions or demonst rat ions about mat erials. The case includes a
smart mat erials book and some basic accessories f or handling t he
mat erials. Case size: 46 x 33 x 15cm
For a complet e cont ent s list , please see our w ebsit e.
Code: Price:
233-020 95.00
Place polymorph granules
int o a cup or beaker.
Pour hot w at er ont o t he
granules and w ait f or t hem
t o change colour f rom w hit e
t o clear.
Caref ully remove t he f used
granules, squeeze out t he
w at er and f orm int o shape.
NEW
Polymoprh Robot
www.therobotstudio.com
I S I NFI NI TELY RESHAPEABLE.
WHAT WI LL YOU MAKE
TODAY?
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room
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27C at 27C blue
pigment becomes
transparent, so
mixture appears
yellow
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thermochromic
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THERMOCHROMIC PIGMENTS
These t hermochromic pigment s are made up as a liquid past e
compat ible w it h any acrylic media. They are available in f our
colours plus black. At normal room t emperat ure t he pigment
appears coloured, but at 27C t he colour disappears. For
example, if black t hermochromic pigment is applied t o a w hit e
surf ace, t he surf ace t ur ns f rom black t o w hit e at t he change-over
t emperat ure. Similarly, if t he pigment is applied t o somet hing
orange t he surf ace colour changes f rom black t o orange at 27C.
When t he t emperat ure f alls, t he pigment colouring re-appears.
Guide: 1 part
pigment t o 4 part s
of acrylic base.
Product : Code: Price:
Golden orange (5ml) IT9 003 1.96
Blue (5ml) IT9 004 1.96
Black (5ml) IT9 005 1.96
M agent a (5ml) IT9 006 1.96
Brilliant green (5ml) IT9 007 1.96
ACRYLIC
BASE - 400 ML

Code: Price:
IT9 011 4.00
SMART COLOURS
STARTER PACK
This pack cont ains 1 ml of each t hermochromic pigment
past e; 1 gram of highly concent rat ed glow -in-t he-dark
pigment pow der; and a 20 ml syringe of acrylic medium.

Code: Price:
IT9 010 7.75


did you know?
The London Aquarium has a
robot ic sh made f rom Polymorph.
See t he video on our w ebsit e.
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SMART WIRE
Smart w ire is a shape
memory alloy (SM A)
t hat changes it s lengt h
w it h a usef ul pulling
f orce w hen a small
current is passed
t hrough it . (M inimum
order = 1 met re. This
is enough f or 10
useable lengt hs).
See page 19 f or Smart Wire book
Size: Code: Price:
150 m dia. PAC SW1 5.95 per met re
100 m dia. PAC SW4 5.95 per met re
CRIMPING FASTENERS FOR
SMART WIRE
Supplied in a
pack of 25.
Code: Price:
IT6 006 1.33
MEMORY WIRE
This nickel/t it anium
(NiTi) alloy init ially
remembers t hat it
should be st raight . If it
is bent int o a dif f erent
shape and t hen
dropped in very hot
w at er (90C), it springs
back t o it s original
st raight condit ion. It w ill
repeat t his behaviour
any number of t imes.
1. St raight w ire bent t o shape
2. Wire revert s t o st raight lengt h w hen heat ed t o 90C - e.g. in hot w at er
The w ire can also be heat t reat ed t o remember dif f erent shapes.
It simply has t o be held in t he desired shape and t hen heat ed
t o 500C in a small oven f or a f ew minut es. This means t hat
pupils can now get involved in creat ing smart springs and ot her
component s t hat a f ew years ago w ould have challenged f ront line
researchers.
M emory w ire has several import ant medical applicat ions. It is
used, f or example, t o make surgical st ent s small w oven f rames
t hat balloon out w ards t o open blocked art eries. It is also used f or
ort hodont ic braces. Some smart t ext iles use w oven-in memory w ire
t o change t he shape (and support ) of garment s w hen t hey reach
body t emperat ure. Because it can be heat t reat ed, t he pot ent ial of
memory w ire in designing and making is virt ually unlimit ed.
Dia. Code: Price:
0.78mm PAC SW6 5.95 per m
0.5mm PAC SW11 5.95 per m
When an elect ric current ow s t hrough t he smart w ire it heat s up. At
70C t he w ire cont ract s and lif t s t he mass.

I am more t han
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The deliveries are very prompt ...Also t he
people dealing wit h t he orders are very
f riendly indeed
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TWO-WAY MEMORY SPRING
These remarkable
springs, based on a
brass alloy, remember
t o open up w hen
heat ed and close again
w hen cool. If immersed
in hot w at er at or around
90C t hey w ill open in a split
second and close as quickly
if dropped in cold w at er.
Such springs have many
indust rial applicat ions
e.g., in sprinkler and
re damping syst ems w here
t hey replace expensive
single-use only f usible
links. Spring w eight : 3 g.
Code: Price:
PAC SW7 2.75 per spring
SMART SPRINGS (NITI)
A 5mm dia. x 12mm (w hen
closed) spring made f rom
shape memory alloy. At room
t emperat ure t his spring is sof t
enough t o pull out t o ap-
proximat ely 50mm by applying
a small f orce. When heat ed
t o 70C by passing an elect ric
current t hrough it , t he spring
cont ract s t o it s original lengt h
w it h a usef ul pulling f orce
(equivalent t o lif t ing a 0.5kg
w eight ). Spring w eight : 1.1g
Code: Price:
PAC SW3 4.50 each
THERMOCOLOUR SHEET
A remarkable self adhesive sheet mat erial print ed w it h t her-
mochromic liquid cryst al ink . Changes colour (bright blue)
w hen heat ed above 27C. Pot ent ial applicat ions are many
and varied. E.g. t emperat ure indicat ion/w ar nings, body
jew ellery, advert ising displays (at t ach a resist ance w ire t o
t he rear and pass a small current t o cause dramat ic colour
changes t o t he f ront screen . - Not e: t ypical applicat ions
require only very small pieces - e.g. 25mm x 25mm.
Sheet size (approx): Code Price
150mm x 160mm I T9 001 4.95
460mm x 320mm I T9 001A 24.95
THERMOCOLOUR SAMPLE PACK
This pack cont ains a piece of t hermocolour sheet (50 x
150mm) and a met re of resist ance w ire and inf ormat ion
pamphlet describes how t o make a simple LCD display.
Code: Price:
IT9 002 24.75


Above 90C spring opens - e.g.
in hot w at er
Below 90C spring is closed
When an elect ric current ow s t hrough t he smart spring it
heat s up. At 70C t he spring cont ract s and lif t s t he mass.
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NICHROME WIRE
Plast ic reel cont aining 10m of
0.1mm nichrome w ire f or use
w it h t he t hermocolour sheet
t o produce a heat ed pat hw ay.
Resist ance approx. 1 ohm/cm.
Simply st ick t he w ire under t he
sheet and connect t he ends of
t he w ire t o a bat t ery. As t he
w ire heat s up, t he t hermocolour
sheet w ill change colour w here
it is in cont act w it h t he w ire.


Code: Price:
EW2 024 1.62
THERMOMETER STRIP
A self adhesive liquid
cryst al t hermomet er
w it h a t emperat ure
range of 10C t o
40C. Approx size:
130mm x 20mm


Code: Price:
IT9 022 2.25 each

EXPANCEL
This remarkable mat erial looks like a w hit e pow der but act ually
consist s of millions of t iny polymer spheres 10-15 microns in
diamet er, each of w hich cont ains a drop of hydrocarbon uid.
When heat ed, t he shell of each sphere sof t ens and t he liquid inside
t ur ns t o gas. This expands t he spheres t o around f our t imes t heir
original diamet er.
Applicat ions range f rom 3D print ing inks t o t he creat ion of Braille
paper .
Qt y: 100g.
Code: Price:
233-128 3.06

SHAPE MEMORY POLYMER
The mat erial is a cast t hermo-set t ing resin w it h ext raordinary
memory propert ies. When heat ed above 70C it sof t ens and can
be shaped by hand. When cool it ret ains it s new shape, but if t he
mat erial is re-heat ed t o 70C, it revert s t o it s at sheet condit ion.
Commercial applicat ions include deployable st ruct ures and t ooling
f or indust rial manuf act uring.
Sheet size approx: 100mm x 150mm x 3mm t hick
Code: Price:
234-100 8.25

QTC PILLS
Quant um t unnelling composit e is a exible polymer t hat exhibit s
ext raordinary elect rical propert ies. In it s normal st at e it is a perf ect
insulat or, but w hen compressed it becomes a more or less perf ect
conduct or and able t o pass very high current s. Polymers loaded
w it h carbon are, at best , only part ially conduct ive. In QTC, t he
change f rom non-conduct or t o conduct or is dramat ic.

Code: Price:
QTC 001 0.15

did you know?
A t iny piece of QTC can pass
a current of up t o 10 amps
w hen squeezed!
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PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL (PCM)
Phase change
mat erials have
already revolu-
t ionised t hinking
in areas ranging
f rom archit ect ure
t o elect ronics.
When t he PCM
changes f rom
a solid t o a liquid, energy is absorbed but t he t emperat ure
remains t he same, and so t he mat erial can be used as a
t emperat ure buf f er . Such a mat erial can be microencapsu-
lat ed and added t o ot her mat erials such as plast er or rubber
t o make t hem responsive t o environment al change.
Tw o t ypes of phase change mat erial are available:
- a rubber sheet w it h a phase change t emperat ure of 28C and
- a microencapsulat ed pow der t hat can be used as an
addit ive. This has a phase-change t emperat ure of 23C.
The PCM sheet is supplied in sheet size 300 x 150mm.
The PCM pow der is supplied in a quant it y of 1Kg.
If you place a
nger on t he block
or t he pow der,
phase change
commences and
draw s out heat
so t hat it f eels
very cold. The
mat erials can be
used t o show t he
phase change
principle and t hey
can be applied
in design and
t echnology - e.g.,
t he pow der could
be added t o a mat rix such as plast er or placed in a sealed
cont ainer t o creat e a smart liner f or keeping drinks cans cool.
Product . Code: Price:
PCM sheet 234-215 24.95
PCM pow der 234-216 14.95
IMPACT / MOVEMENT
REACTIVE MATERIALS
AROMA PIGMENTS
(SCRATCH N SNIFF)
Our range of mat erials
w hich respond t o
ext er nal input includes
t hese pigment s t hat
produce aromas
w hen rubbed or
scrat ched!
All scrat ch and snif f product s not ably perf ume sample in
magazines use aromas carried in millions of micron-size
spheres t hat release t heir cont ent s if burst . The microcapsules
are mixed w it h a suit able carrier ink and coat ed ont o paper or
card. Rubbing or scrat ching t he dried ink rupt ures some of t he
capsules t o release aroma. The raw w at er-soluble pigment s can
be mixed w it h acrylic media (or ot her aqueous-based paint s such
as w at er colours) and paint ed or print ed ont o a suit able surf ace.
Flavour: Code: Qt y: Price:
Lavender slurry 233-204A 3ml 2.50

Lemon slurry 233-205A 3ml 2.50
St raw berry slurry 233-206A 3ml 2.50
Sandalw ood slurry 233-207A 3ml 2.50
READY MADE AROMA PAINTS
Ready -made aroma paint s are available in 10ml syringes f or
immediat e use. Simple paint a surf ace and let it dry; t he aroma w ill
be released each t ime t he surf ace is rubbed e.g., up t o 50 t imes
depending on how much pressure is applied.
Flavour: Code: Qt y: Price:
Lavender 233-204B 8ml 2.50

Lemon 233-205B 8ml 2.50
St raw berry 233-206B 8ml 2.50
Sandalw ood 233-207B 8ml 2.50
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AUTOHEAL SELF-REPAIRING POLYMER
This silicon polymer sheet
embodies t he remarkable
propert y of almost inst ant
self -healing.
If t w o f reshly cut edges are pushed back t oget her, new bonds f orm
and in seconds it becomes virt ually impossible t o pull t he cut open.
Similarly, if t w o clean surf aces are brought t oget her, new bonds
immediat ely f orm - making t his one of t he f ew know n mat erials
t hat can be w elded t o it self using pressure alone.
It bonds t o it self and ONLY it self !
Comes as eit her a sample piece (approx. 150mm) or in met re
lengt hs. Widt h: 48mm.
Size: Code: Price:
1 met re lengt h 234-500B 3.25
150 mm sample 234-500A 1.85
THERMOCHROMIC PUTTY
Colour changing put t y
changes f rom orange
t o yellow in w arm
hands. Bounce it , snap
it and change it s colour.
Visco-elast ic polymer or
dilat ent compound.
Qt y: Code: Price:
70g 233-051 5.75
500g 233-050 24.23
COLOUR CHANGE
PUTTY
Smart put t y changes colour in
w arm hands. It has t he st range
propert y t hat it can be st ret ched
out (like chew ing gum) w hen
slow ly pulled apart but it can be
snapped if pulled suddenly. Roll it
int o a ball and it w ill bounce of f a hard surf ace. Supplied in small
plast ic sphere (40mm dia.) cont aining approx. 30g of put t y.
Colour: Code: Price:
Blue 314-310 1.11

Orange 314-311 1.11
Red 314-312 1.11
Green 314-313 1.11
NEW
1. Cut st r i p
i n hal f
3. Pr ess sur f aces
t oget her and st r et ch
2. Peel of f
backi ng
May al so be used t o seal a
hol e i n a pi pe.
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SMART PUTTY
Silly put t y or bouncy put t y
has long been available as
amusement s. In f act , t his
t ype of mat erial properly
know n as visco-elast ic polymer
or dilat ent compound
has serious engineering
applicat ions and a number of colleagues have asked us t o source
it f or demonst rat ions or project w ork in design and t echnology.
This class of mat erial has t he remarkable propert y t hat it usually
behaves as a sof t mouldable plast ic (like chew ing gum), but
inst ant ly becomes a rubber if impact ed: i.e., it bounces like a
ball. One of it s uses in engineering is t o assist in t he machining
of t urbine blades! It is loaded w it h grit and inject ed under high
pressure int o t he small bore cooling channels t hat are cast int o
t he t urbine blades f or cooling. The unique rheological propert ies
of t he put t y are ideally suit ed f or t he purpose of polishing t he
channel w alls. Proposed uses in design and t echnology include:
demonst rat ion of an unusual polymer; product sample f or
t oy design and packing project s; unusual product s t hat ut ilise
t he inherent propert ies such as very slow ow or creep .
Supplied in a 25g. cont ainer.

Code: Price:
SEP 011 2.25

FOAM PUTTY
A very light and
at t ract ive modelling
put t y w hich is f un t o
use. Tub is approxi-
mat ely 40mm deep
and 80mm diamet er.
Code: Price:
314-314 2.79
SMART GUM
Smart Gum is similar t o smart
put t y but ow s more readily
and can be used, f or example,
as a clock. A ball bearing (or
similar) w ill descend slow ly
t hrough a t ube of clear gum at
a unif orm rat e.
Supplied in 25g cont ainer.

Code: Price:
SEP 012 1.56
POLYOX
Polyox (polyet hylene oxide) is a
non-t oxic, long-chain polymer
w it h a high molar mass.
Because of ext ensive hydrogen
bonding, it is soluble in w at er.
A solut ion of Polyox (ap-
proximat ely 1% w /v) behaves
as an elast ic liquid i.e. it
self -siphons .
If you quickly drag some of
t he solut ion f rom a beaker
w it h a spat ula or spoon, it w ill
cont inue t o move out of t he
beaker. You can even draw
it up int o a syringe even
t hough t he t ip of t he
syringe is above t he
liquid level.
(5 g is suf cient t o
make about 500 cm3 of
t he uid.)
Supplied in 50g pack.
Bulk orders w ill be supplied
in a single bag.
Size: Code: 1-4 5-9 10+
50g 233-004 4.75 4.55 4.45

did you know?
Smart Put t y is a dilat ent compound
w hich t emporarily becomes rubbery
t hen brit t le on impact .
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SMART GREASE STARTER PACK
Grease is not normally
considered a very
int erest ing mat erial despit e
t he f act t hat millions
of pounds are spent
annually perf ect ing new
compounds. Smart grease
is one of a w ide range
of new mot ion cont rol
gels - lubricant s w hich
are specially f ormulat ed t o
give charact erist ics ot her
t han just lubricat ion. They
are used, f or example,
t o give t he smoot h
f eel and damping you
experience if f ocusing a
microscope or making
a similar adjust ment on
somet hing else. Used in
product s ranging f rom
pens t o cars, mot ion
cont rol gels are of t en seen
by designers as a w ay
of enhancing perceived
value f or very lit t le cost .
A t iny amount of suit able
gel gives inexpensive
miniat ure rot ary dampers
t he mechanical charac-
t erist ics of much more
expensive engineering.
Smart grease is a part icularly st icky and viscous gel w it h almost
magical shear charact erist ics. It can be used in prot ot ype
applicat ions t o improve perf ormance (see right ) or it can be
used in novel applicat ions such as w ound-up mot ors t o provide
unif orm speed and t orque out put . The example illust rat ed here
is a simple elast ic band mot or comprising just a pill cont ainer,
elast ic, w heel and securing/w inding rod. If , under normal cir-
cumst ances, t he w heel is w ound up and released, it w ill spin
rapidly and slow dow n. If a t iny amount of smart grease is added
bet w een t he f rict ion surf aces, t he w heel w ill t ur n at a unif orm
(very slow ) speed and t he st ored energy w ill be released unif ormly.
This f orm of clockw ork mot or might be used, f or example,
as an advert ising t ur nt able or even a t imer. The speed is
det ermined by t he st ored energy available and t he area of
t he f rict ion surf aces. There are, of course, limit less solut ions
t o t he problem of st oring energy - w het her in t he f orm
of an elast ic band, spring, or even a f alling mass.

Code: Price:
SM 1 003 2.37
SMART FLUID
Based on a f oodst uf f ingredient ,
t his is t he perf ect non-t oxic mat erial
f or demonst rat ing and exploit ing
t he remarkable propert y of shear
t hickening. When t he pow der is
mixed w it h w at er, it f orms a creamy
w hit e liquid t hat t hickens if rapidly
dist urbed e.g., by st irring. It can
change f rom uid t o almost solid
and back again in a split second
and provides a breat ht aking dem-
onst rat ion of rheopect ic behaviour
- t he opposit e of t hixot ropic. In
engineered prot ot ypes product s
it can act ually be used as a
damping or braking agent regulat ing t he speed of rot at ing shaf t s
or responding t o sudden impact s et c. Supplied in w at er soluble
pow der f orm: 500 gram bags
Code: Price:
322-002A 2.23
SUPERELASTIC WIRE
Alloys based on nickel and t it anium can have ot her unusual
propert ies. All met als exhibit elast ic behaviour bef ore t hey
permanent ly def orm under st ress some more t han ot hers.
Superelast ic w ire, as it s name suggest s, remains elast ic even w hen
t ied in knot s - and handling t his mat erial almost de es belief . (Tie
it in a knot t hat you can just undo, and it w ill come out perf ect ly
st raight ! )
Superelast ic w ire is used w idely f or spect acle f rames able t o recover
t heir original shape af t er def ormat ion t hat w ould permanent ly
damage ot her mat erials. Ot her uses include impossible hinges and
deployable st ruct ures capable of unf olding and expanding t o many
t imes t heir original size.
Dia: Code: Price:
0.3mm PAC SW5 2.50
0.8mm PAC SW13 3.68
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When engineered component s are assembled, it is essent ial t hat
pressure is applied evenly t o eliminat e dist ort ion and ensure
opt imum perf ormance - e.g., a car cylinder head. Pressure
lms are used commercially t o measure and record pressure
bet w een t w o surf aces t ypically w hen one component is locked
dow n against anot her using screw s or bolt s. There are several
available syst ems including plast ic lms t hat change colour under
pressure and specially t reat ed paper lms t hat give a permanent
visual record of pressure dist ribut ion bet w een surf aces.
M UTR can now supply t he paper lm t oget her w it h a
small self -cont ained t est rig w hich enables st udent s t o
w it ness at rst hand w hat happens if incorrect t orque
is applied in product assembly. The paper is coat ed w it h
dye- lled micro-capsules t hat burst at a pre-set pressure
and produce a permanent load-dist ribut ion signat ure .
Kit includes t est rig as show n and 1 sheet of
pressure sensit ive paper (275 x 241mm).
Small w asher piece is not included but is show n
t o illust rat e ideal t hin object f or use in rig.
Code: Price:
234-325 10.55
SMART PRESSURE FILM
Spare lm f or Smart Pressure Kit .
Code: Size: Price:
243-102 275 x 241mm 0.80

LIGHT / UV REACTIVE MATERIALS
PHOTOCHROMIC PIGMENTS
These pigment s normally have a pale, of f -w hit e appearance but in
sunlight or UV light t hey inst ant ly change t o a bright , vivid colour.
The pigment s revert t o t heir pale colour w hen aw ay f rom sunlight
or UV light . If t he pigment is mixed w it h a binder such as our
acrylic base, it can be permanent ly applied t o almost any surf ace.
The more dilut e t he pigment , t he less dramat ic t he colour change;
t he mixing proport ions are t heref ore a mat t er f or t rial and error but
a 50:50 mix is a good st art ing point .
Qt y: 3g supplied in a plast ic syringe.

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M agent a 233-200A 1.85

Blue 233-201A 1.85
Orange 233-202A 1.85
Purple 233-203A 1.85
PHOTOCHROMIC DYE
Plum Red
0.5grams,
This mat erial is t he source dye f or most
phot ochromic product s ranging f rom
opt ical lenses t o colour-changing nail
var nish. It only exhibit s phot ochromic-
it y w hen mixed w it h suit able solvent s
such as acet one, or plast ics such as low
densit y polyt hene. The dye is supplied as
a pow der in a corked t ube. Alt hough t his
cont ains only (0.5grams) t he dye t ypically
dilut ed in a rat io of 2000:1 - so it w ill go a
long w ay. Technical and ot her inf ormat ion
is supplied. (The applicat ions f or t his dye are
st ill being explored, so w hy not invent your
ow n smart mat erials?)

Code: Price:
UVD 001 12.75
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BLACK LIGHT PIGMENTS
Black light pigment s are microencapsulat ed mat erials t hat
are speci cally f ormulat ed t o absorb UV radiat ion at t he
near-invisible end of t he spect rum (hence black light )
and re-emit t he absorbed energy as visible light of various
colours. The pigment s appear almost w hit e in daylight /
sunlight but in black light t hey glow in bright colour.
These pigment s have a number of applicat ions including
securit y marking of banknot es and a w ide range of glow -in-
t he-dark product s used in special displays, discos et c. The
pigment s are supplied in pow der f orm and can be mixed
w it h acrylic base (IT9 011) t o creat e black light paint s.
Qt y: 5g
Product : Code: Price:
Red 233-013A 4.50
Green 233-015A 4.50
Blue 233-016A 4.50
Yellow 233-014A 4.50
Purple 233-017A 4.50
BLACK LIGHT STARTER PACK
This pack cont ains a 1 gram t ube of each of t he colours; one 20ml
syringe of acrylic media, 5 pet ri dishes, 10 spat ulas/mixing st icks,
one 10ml measuring syringe (f or any added w at er).
Code: Price:
233-018 7.50
BLACK LIGHT LED
3.5V. 30mA
Code: Price:
EO2 029 0.78
ACRYLIC BASE
Suit able f or use w it h phot ochromic
pigment s, t hermochromic pigment s,
black light pigment s, et c.
Qt y: 400ml supplied in a
re-sealable plast ic t ub.
Code: Price:
IT9 011 4.00
SMART BEADS
no UV light in UV light
These ult ra-low cost beads are ext remely sensit ive t o nat ural
light and change colour dramat ically f rom w hit e t o various
colours w hen t aken out side - even on an overcast day.
Cont aining t race amount s of a phot ochromic pigment t hat
responds t he t he ult raviolet component of daylight , t he beads
have many dif f erent uses ranging f rom scient i c t est ing of
(UV) sun block mat erials t o t he creat ion of smart jew ellery.
Available as a t ub cont aining 10 of each of t he 5 colour
variat ions or in seperat e bags of t he individual colours.
Qt y: Colour: Code: Price:

50 beads 10 of each col. 233-061 3.50
100 beads Purple 233-061A 5.45
100 beads Orange 233-061B 5.45
100 beads Green 233-061C 5.45
100 beads Yellow 233-061D 5.45
100 beads Red 233-061E 5.45
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UV FLUID
This liquid is non-t oxic liquid paraf n cont aining a UV sensit ive
phot ochromic dye. Indoors it appears as a clear liquid but w hen
exposed t o nat ural light it immediat ely becomes coloured.
This colour increases in int ensit y w hen exposed t o direct
sunlight . The colour change is reversible, alt hough it t akes
about 60 seconds f or t he liquid t o become clear again.
M akes a f ant ast ic demonst rat ion of phot ochromic phenomena.
The same dye chemist ry is used in phot ochromic lenses,
special w indow glass et c. Phot ochromic cells, f or quant it at ive
measurement s, can be made, by t rapping a drop of t he
uid bet w een microscope slides or pet ri dishes. The mat erial
can be act ivat ed by UV LEDs (st ock no. EO2 030).
50ml pot
Colour: Code: Price:
Red UVL 001 3.06
Purple UVL 002 3.06
Yellow UVL 003 3.06
Green UVL 004 3.06
Oxf ord Blue UVL 005 3.06
Amet hyst UVL 006 3.06
Rush Yellow UVL 007 3.06

SOLAR ACTIVE THREAD (WHITE)
Pack of seven colour-changing solar act ive t hreads. The t hreads
change f rom w hit e t o colour w hen exposed t o sunlight , t hen revert
t o w hit e w hen out of sunlight . The f ollow ing colours are included:
w hit e t o yellow w hit e t o red
w hit e t o orange w hit e t o magent a
w hit e t o blue w hit e t o green
w hit e t o purple
The colour changing ef f ect w ill last more t han 2000
t imes in and out of t he sun (w hich equals t he lif e of most
garment s). UV t hreads are machine w ashable. Just do
not dry clean or iron direct ly and do not use bleach.
Cont ains 200m of each colour.
Code: Price:
234-026 35.95
SOLAR ACTIVE THREAD (COLOURED)
Pack of f our colour-changing solar act ive t hreads. The
t hreads change f rom one colour t o anot her w hen exposed
t o sunlight , t hen revert t o t heir original colour w hen out
of sunlight . The f ollow ing colours are included:
peach (changes t o burgundy)
yellow (changes t o orange)
pink (changes t o dark pink)
blue (changes t o purple)
Cont ains 250m of each colour.

Code: Price:
234-027 25.95

TR is one of t he best D&T resources


available...........t he t eacher not es in
cat alogues are brilliant .
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GLOW-IN-THE-DARK FILM
A exible self -adhesive plast ic lm t hat glow s bright ly in t he dark.
Can easily be cut by hand and st uck t o a w ide range of mat erials.
This mat erial meet s t he phot oluminescent saf et y product s
associat ion (PSPA) class B perf ormance classi cat ion w hen
t est ed according t o DIN 67510 pt 1. Luminescence is measured
f ollow ing a speci c level of excit at ion and t hen calculat ion
made t o t he t hreshold of visibilit y, w hich is 0.32mcd/m
2
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Sheet size: 500 x 350mm.
Luminescence in mcd/ m2
2mins 10mins 30mins 60mins To 0.32mcd/ m2
210 50 15 7 >900
Code: Price:
SM 1 016 16.09

GLOW-IN-THE-DARK TAPE
Self -adhesive.
20mm w ide.
Size: Code: Price:
10m. reel 234-501 14.00
1m.
234-501A
1.50
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PIGMENT
This pigment absorbs and st ores suf cient energy
t o give an af t erglow last ing up t o t en t imes
longer t han zinc sulphide phosphorescent s. Af t er
exposure t o nat ural or art i cial light , it w ill glow
pract ically all night . The pigment can be mixed
and applied w it h w hit e acrylic paint . When t he
acrylic hardens, it ef f ect ively locks t he pigment
int o a w at er-resist ant lm. It should be not ed t hat
t he pigment is highly concent rat ed and only very
small amount s are needed t o produce glow -in-
t he-dark ef f ect s.
Qt y: 5 grams supplied in a clear plast ic cont ainer.

Code: Price:
IT9 009 5.20

GLOW IN THE DARK
THREAD
A near-w hit e polyest er t hread t hat glow s in t he
dark. Charge it w it h nat ural or art i cial light f or a
f ew seconds and w at ch it glow f or up t o 6 hours,
t ime af t er t ime. It is heat resist ant , can be ironed or
used in a dryer.
Approx. 73 met res
Code: Price:
234-028 8.75
FLUORESCENT
PIGMENTS
M any product s cont ain a uorescent
pigment t o give t he impression
of a glow ing red, yellow or green
glow ing surf ace. These t ypically
include specialit y papers, live edge
plast ics and t he ink in f elt -t ip
pens. The act ive ingredient in t he
pigment is a dye t hat absorbs radiat ion in t he UV region and
shif t s t he w avelengt h(s) t o more visible light hence t he
glow ef f ect . M ore light seems t o come out t han goes in!
The uorescent dye is microencapsulat ed t o f orm a w at er-based
solut ion w it h t he consist ency of cream. This can be mixed w it h
acrylic paint s or similar media t o creat e uorescent paint s f or
a graphics w ork, product design, model prot ot yping et c.
There are f our pigment s in t he range:
Colour: Code: Qt y: Price:
M agnet s 233-022A 25ml 2.25

Yellow 233-021A 25ml 2.25
Green 233-023A 25ml 2.25
Blue 233-024A 25ml 2.25
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STARTER PACK
This pack cont ains a 5ml syringe of each of t he f our pigment
colours, one 20ml syringe of acrylic media, 5 pet ri dishes, 5
disposable pipet t es and one 10ml measuring syringe.

Code: Price:
233-026 4.90
FLUID REACTIVE MATERIALS
OIL ABSORBING POLYMER
(HYDROCARBON STABILISATION POLYMER)
One of t he great environment al prot ect ion challenges is coping
w it h oil pollut ion nat ural or caused t hrough accident al spillage.
One of t he most recent w ays of dealing w it h t his problem is t o
use a specially f ormulat ed polymer t hat chemically combines
w it h t he oil t o f orm a new subst ance pot ent ially t hen of use
as a f uel. This polymer is supplied in granular f orm t oget her
w it h an indust rial oil represent ing crude oil. If t he oil is poured
ont o t he surf ace of a beaker of w at er and t he polymer
t hen added, it w ill combine w it h t he oil so t hat t he w hole
mass can be removed as a rubbery solid. This is a signi cant
mat erial f or science demonst rat ions and invest igat ions.
The oil absorbing kit includes 150g of polymer, 473ml
diesel addit ive oil and print ed inf ormat ion sheet . The
polymer is also available w it hout t he oil.
Product : Code: Price:
Oil absorbing kit 314-163 19.99

Oil absorbing polymer (150g) 314-162 9.95

MAGIC SNOW
This remarkable mat erial is a f orm of polyacrylamide w it h similar
propert ies t o our exist ing hydrogel. It is capable of absorbing
many t imes it s ow n w eight in w at er but , unlike ot her hydrogels,
it expands rapidly w hen it get s w et t o f orm a snow -like mass.
Inject ed int o a st ream of high pressure w at er, it emerges as t he
high pressure snow seen on TV and lm set s. Ideal f or science in-
vest igat ions, and as t he raw mat erial f or snow machines t hat pupils
design. It is non-t oxic and re-useable.
Qt y: Code: Price:
600ml 233-055 45.00

50ml 233-055A
5.50
HYDROGEL
This complet ely non-t oxic pow der absorbs up t o 500 t imes it s ow n
w eight in w at er and is t he secret ingredient used in applicat ions
ranging f rom babies nappies t o perpet ual grow ing plant s. When
exposed t o w at er, t he pow der t ransf orms int o a gel w hich holds
t he w at er f or an ext ended period.
Code: Price:
233-003A 6.75

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SURFAPORE W
Nanot echnology
prot ect ion f or absorbing
w ood surf aces. Prot ect
your w ooden surf aces
f rom t he disast rous ef f ect s
t hat w at er can have
w it hout changing t he
nat ural look. Surf aPore
W provides excellent
dimensional st abilit y,
even in t he most humid
environment . Ret ains
breat hing abilit y. Any kind
of colours or var nishes can
be applied on t op of SP-W.
The more absorpt ive t he
surf ace, t he bet t er t he result s.
Gives w ood dimensional st abilit y
No change in nat ural colour
Allow s Surf ace t o breat h
Wat er based solut ion, non hazardous
Easy t o apply by spray or brush
Coverage: 6 - 8 m
2
per lit re.
Qt y: 50ml.
Code: Price:
211-042A 1.75
SURFAPORE C
Nanot echnology f or
cement surf aces, mort ar,
grout , st ucco and nat ural
or art i cial st ones.
Surf aPore C is a w at er-
based f ormulat ion: mix it
w it h your base mat erials
inst ead of w at er or
just apply it on exist ing
surf aces. A unique result :
an invincible w at er repellent
t hat shields against moist ure,
surf ace cracking, f reeze
t hreat and mould!
It can be mixed in mort ars
inst ead of w at er
Prevent s humidit y surf ace corrosion,
w hit e spot s and ef orescence
Prot ect s surf ace f rom f rost and cracking
Allow s Surf ace t o breat he
Coverage: 6 - 8 m
2
per lit re.
Qt y: 50ml.
Code: Price:
211-041A 1.75
MAGNETICALLY REACTIVE MATERIALS
FERROFLUID
Design and t echnology as w ell as science
t eachers are buying t he amazing f erro uid
a t ruly magnet ic liquid. Because it can st ain
and is usually w ant ed f or demonst rat ions,
it is now available in a bot t le cont aining
alcohol. (This allow s a blob of f erro uid
f ull movement near a magnet but prevent s
it st icking t o t he glass w all).
Ferro uid is used commercially in
dynamic seals and loudspeakers,
but has only just become available
f or educat ional invest igat ion.
Supplied in a plast ic jar cont aining
10ml of Ferro uid. A rare eart h
magnet is also supplied.
Code: Price:
CHE 006 5.99

MAGNETIC VARNISH
M ay be paint ed ont o any surf ace
t o provide a base f or magnet s
t o cling t o. It can be built up in
coat s t o accommodat e magnet s
of dif f erent st rengt h. Uses
include games, clocks, not ice
boards et c. Supplied in a plast ic
pot cont aining 50 ml of paint .
Code: Price:
233-001A 2.75

Excellent service.....
all of t he st aff are ext remely helpf ul
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This remarkable mat erial is a f orm of specially deposit ed graphit e
t hat has ext reme diamagnet ic propert ies. It is st rongly repelled
by bot h t he N and S poles of a pow erf ul magnet and can exhibit
t his behaviour by levit at ing over a group of rare eart h (neodinium)
magnet s. To make t he mat erial levit at e, a small piece - t ypically less
t han 1mm t hick and 6mm square - is placed above a minimum of
f our square or circular magnet s w hose poles are arranged t o give
an alt er nat e N/S pole con gurat ion. A mat rix of magnet s can be
assembled t o give a larger levit at ion bed and a t rial levit at ion kit is
available here, cont aining 16 magnet s (4x4 mat rix) t oget her w it h a
st eel base plat e and a sample of graphit e. Please not e: The mat erial
can be cleaved int o even t hinner sheet using a sharp craf t knif e and
can be cut int o smaller pieces by scoring and cracking.
Sheet size: approx: 35mm x 20mm x 0.5mm
Code: Price:
212-050A 3.92
GRAPHITE LEVITATION KIT
This kit cont ains a small sample of pyrolyt ic graphit e, 16 small
rare eart h magnet s, a st eel base and a pair of t w eezers. When
t he magnet s are arranged in a mat rix on t he base plat e, t he
graphit e w ill levit at e just above t heir surf ace. This is a spect acular
demonst rat ion of diamagnet ic behaviour involving repulsion
of t he graphit e by bot h t he N and S poles of t he magnet s.
Code: Price:
212-050B 3.98
VISUAL EFFECT MATERIALS
SMART JEWELS
A variet y of rhinest ones
w it h a heat act ivat ed
backing.
Supplied in a t in w it h
f ull inst ruct ions.
No. of jew els: Code: Price:
1500 233-053 21.84
CHAMELEON NANO-FLAKES
This mat erial consist s of nano-size silicon akes each covered w it h
a t it anium compound. The akes possess amazing light scat t ering
propert ies if mixed w it h clear var nishes or polymers. An object
t hus coat ed - e.g., a complet e car - w ill change colour complet ely
according t o t he view ing angle. The mat erial can be mixed int o
pract ically any clear medium t o produce opt ical rew orks and
colourchanging charact erist ics.
Qt y: 5g supplied in a clear plast ic cont ainer. This small quant it y
covers a huge area as a surf ace nish or lls large volumes if
embedded in clear resin, et c. Try mixing it w it h smart gum t o make
a uid opal.
Code: Price:
233-005A 3.55

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Chameleon Nano- akes give a
spect acular colour-shif t w hen
view ed f rom dif f erent angles.
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SMART FILM
This highly re ect ive lm can be combined w it h dif f erent mat erials
and coloured subst rat es t o provide eye-cat ching visual impact in
bot h re ect ion and t ransmission. The colour of t he lm depends on
t he base mat erial and t he angle f rom w hich it is view ed. The lm is
made up of over 250 layers of polymer. Being met al-f ree it is non
corroding and non conduct ing. The lm is available w it h or w it hout
a self -adhesive backing.
Widt h: 380mm.
Descript ion: Code: Price:
Non-adhesive lm 314-110A 3.90

Self -adhesive lm 314-111A

10.08

BOOKS AND SAMPLE PACKS
A FASCINATING LOOK AT
SMART MATERIALS
Whet her w e realise it
or not , smart mat erials
are st art ing t o make a
real impact on everyday
lif e. Ket t les t hat change
colour w hen t hey boil,
garment s t hat plug
int o M P3 players and
bat t eries t hat report
t heir condit ion are
all examples of t he
applicat ion of new
mat erials exhibit ing
smart behaviour.
The UKs Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) has
int roduced smart mat erials t o an aspiring generat ion of new
designers w ho are using t hem in disciplines ranging f rom ne art
and jew ellery t o product design and engineering. It is hoped t hat
t his publicat ion w ill help inf orm, support and inspire all t hose w it h
an int erest in t he creat ive use of t hese excit ing new mat erials and
cont ribut e t o a great er aw areness and bet t er underst anding.
Code: Price:
BB5 100 4.87
SMART MATERIALS DEMONSTRATION
PACK AND FULL-COLOUR BOOK:
A FASCINATING LOOK AT
SMART MATERIALS
A sample pack of Smart
M at erials supplied w it h
t he Smart M at erials
book (BB5 100).
The pack cont ains
small samples of t he
f ollow ing mat erials
in a re-usable plast ic
st orage case:
Polymorph
Thermocolour sheet
M agnet ic sheet
M et al Paper
Rigid PVC f oam plast ic
Lent icular sheet
Anodised-ef f ect card
Galvanised-ef f ect card
Phosphorescent glow -in-t he-dark sheet
QTC (quant um t unnelling composit e)
Code: Price:
TEP 005 9.95
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SAMPLE PACK
This pack comprises some of t he mat erials present ed by TEP at t he
DATA M illennium Conf erence.
The pack cont ains:
a sample of Polymorph low t emperat ure polymer
a lengt h of smart w ire (shape memor y alloy)
a sheet of t hermochromic lm (liquid cr yst al t echnology)
a sample of lent icular sheet
an IQ cont roller (self cont ained programmable cont roller)
a brief guide and suggest ions f or experiment s
Code: Price:
SM 1 001 13.15
SMART METALS SAMPLE PACK
This pack cont ains labelled samples of all t he smart met als f or
evaluat ion, supplied in a rigid plast ic case. It cont ains:
1 x smart spring
1 x t w o w ay memor y spring
1 x smart w ire 0.006 diamet er (125mm)
1 x memor y met al (125mm)
1 x superplast ic w ire (125mm)
Code: Price:
PAC SW8 9.92
THERMOCOLOUR SAMPLE PACK
This pack cont ains a piece of t hermocolour sheet (50 x 150mm), a
met re of resist ance w ire and an inf ormat ion pamphlet describing
how t o make a simple LCD display.
Code: Price:
IT9 002 2.74
SMART WIRE BOOK
Discover t he secret of
mot orless elect ric mot ion!
This book cont ains
everyt hing you need
t o successf ully design,
build and operat e
devices w it h muscle
w ires - amazing nickel-
t it anium lament s t hat
act ually cont ract w hen
elect rically pow ered and
lif t t housands of t imes
t heir ow n w eight .
Code: Price:
BB6 124 21.84
SMART WIRE AND ITS APPLICATIONS
This book comes complet e w it h
a 10cm lengt h of smart w ire .
An int roduct ion f or pupils
and st udent s t o smart
mat erials w it h special
ref erence t o shape memory
alloy (SM A) in w ire f orm.
The book examines t he
f ascinat ing charact erist ics
of SM A w ire and gives
examples of applicat ions. It
show s, f or example, how a
linear act uat or can be made f rom w ire and act ivat ed just by passing
a small elect ric current t hrough it .
Code: Price:
BB5 030 5.23
MORE APPLICATIONS FOR SMART WIRE -
SHAPE MEMORY
ALLOYS
A comprehensive
phot ocopiable
publicat ion exploring
applicat ions of
shape memory
alloys in det ail.
Code: Price:
BB5 060 7.72
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PLASTIC AND COMPOSITE
SHEET MATERIALS
HIGH IMPACT POLYSTYRENE SHEET
FOR VACUUM FORMING
High impact
polyst yrene
sheet , pre-cut
t o dif f erent
sizes t o t
t he most
common t ypes
of vacuum
f orming
machines.
Available in a range of colours and t hicknesses.
Colour: Code: Size: Pack size: Price:
Red 231-200 1.0 x 457 x 254 mm 10 11.95
Blue 231-201 1.0 x 457 x 254 mm 10 11.95
Green 231-202 1.0 x 457 x 254 mm 10 11.95
Yellow 231-203 1.0 x 457 x 254 mm 10 11.95
Black 231-204 1.0 x 457 x 254 mm 10 11.95
Whit e 231-205 1.0 x 457 x 254 mm 10 11.95
Red 231-206 1.0 x 457 x 305 mm 10 11.95
Blue 231-207 1.0 x 457 x 305 mm 10 11.95
Yellow 231-209 1.0 x 457 x 305 mm 10 11.95
Black 231-210 1.0 x 457 x 305 mm 10 11.95
Whit e 231-211 1.0 x 457 x 305 mm 10 11.95
Red 231-212 2.0 x 457 x 254 mm 10 15.95
Blue 231-213 2.0 x 457 x 254 mm 10 15.95
Green 231-214 2.0 x 457 x 254 mm 10 15.95
Yellow 231-215 2.0 x 457 x 254 mm 10 15.95
Black 231-216 2.0 x 457 x 254 mm 10 15.95
Whit e 231-217 2.0 x 457 x 254 mm 10 15.95
Red 231-218 2.0 x 457 x 305 mm 10 15.95
Blue 231-219 2.0 x 457 x 305 mm 10 15.95
Green 231-220 2.0 x 457 x 305 mm 10 12.95
Yellow 231-221 2.0 x 457 x 305 mm 10 12.95
Black 231-222 2.0 x 457 x 305 mm 10 11.75
Whit e 231-223 2.0 x 457 x 305 mm 10 11.75
Red 231-224 1.5 x 457 x 254 mm 10 10.00
Blue 231-225 1.5 x 457 x 254 mm 10 10.00

Green 231-226 1.5 x 457 x 254 mm 10 10.00
Yellow 231-227 1.5 x 457 x 254 mm 10 10.00

Whit e 231-228 1.5 x 457 x 254 mm 10 8.40

Black 231-229 1.5 x 457 x 254 mm 10 8.40

Red 231-230 1.5 x 457 x 305 mm 10 11.00
Blue 231-231 1.5 x 457 x 305 mm 10 11.00
Green 231-232 1.5 x 457 x 305 mm 10 11.00
Yellow 231-233 1.5 x 457 x 305 mm 10 11.00
Black 231-234 1.5 x 457 x 305 mm 10 8.75
Whit e 231-235 1.5 x 457 x 305 mm 10 8.75
HIGH IMPACT POLYSTYRENE SHEET
Easily t hermof ormed
by vacuum f orming,
st rip heat ing, et c.
Simple t o score and
snap int o smaller
pieces. Part s can be
joined using a solvent
or polyst yrene cement .
Sheet size:
1372 x 660mm.
Colour: Thickness: Code: Price:
Red 1.5mm CS6 004A 9.75
Yellow 1.5mm CS6 004B 9.75
Green 1.5mm CS6 004C 9.75
Blue 1.5mm CS6 004D 9.75
Black 1.5mm CS6 004E 9.75
Grey 1.5mm CS6 004G 9.75
Cream 1.5mm CS6 004H 9.75
Whit e 1.0mm CS6 004M 5.95
Whit e 1.5mm CS6 005 9.95
Whit e 2.0mm CS6 006 11.95
Black 2.0mm CS6 008C 11.95

ACRYLIC SHEET
Sheet size: 1m x 0.5m.
Various colours.
The 10.0mm t hick acrylic sheet
is also available in a half -sheet
size of 500mm x 500mm.
Colour: Thickness: Code: Price:
Clear 2.0mm CS6 017 11.95
Clear 3.0mm CS6 016 12.95
Clear 5.0mm CS6 018 25.68
Clear 6.0mm BLC 016 29.68
Clear 8.0mm 231-003 36.68
Clear 10.0mm BLC 014 64.95
Black 6.0mm CS6 014H 38.00
Live edge orange 3.0mm CS6 014A 19.95
Live edge green 3.0mm CS6 014B 19.95
Live edge yellow 3.0mm CS6 014C 19.95
Live edge blue 3.0mm CS6 014D 19.95

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COLD FORMING PLASTIC
This amazing plast ic can be shaped by hand at room t emperat ure
t o f orm a permanent bend - no need f or ovens or st rip heat ers. It
looks just like acrylic but has a t oughness approaching polycar-
bonat e. It is also a shape-memory polymer, so it w ill ret ur n t o it s
original shape w hen heat ed e.g., in very hot w at er.
Sheet t hickness 3mm.
Size: Code: Price:
500 x 300mm PL1 025B 4.99

500 x 600mm

PL1 025A 9.49
1000 x 600mm PL1 025 20.00
POLYPROPYLENE SHEET
Sheet size: 650 x 1100 x 0.9mm t hick
Colour: Code: Price:

Quart z clear PL1 010 5.21
Whit e PL1 037 5.95
Quart z green PL1 012 5.21
Jasmine yellow PL1 014 5.21
Poppy Red PL1 015 5.95
Oxf ord blue PL1 016 5.95
Bot t le green PL1 019 2.89
Aqua blue PL1 023 2.00
POLYPROPYLENE SHEET
Sheet size: 650 x 1100 x 0.5 mm t hick
Colour: Code: Price:
Quart z clear PL1 010A 3.67
ABS SHEET
2mm t hick.
Available in
black, w hit e
and silver.
Sheet size 1250
x 625mm.
Ideal f or use in
product design.
Colour: Code: Price:
Whit e CS6 011A 15.00
POLYCARBONATE SHEET
This mat erial is dist inct ive
amongst sheet plast ics because
of it s supreme impact resist ance
and t oughness and is used
ext ensively in applicat ions
including archit ect ural glazing,
int erior t t ings, saf et y guarding,
riot shields and opt ical & medical
inst rument s. Despit e it s t oughness
and impact resist ance, it can be
guillot ined, saw n, machined, drilled
and t hermo-f ormed very easily.
Sheet s sized: 310mm x 620mm.
Size: Code: Price:
0.75mm 234-119A 2.80

1.5mm 234-117A 5.49
3.0mm 234-116A 8.51
5.0mm 234-118A 15.95
CARBON FIBRE LOOK-ALIKE SHEET
This 2mm t hick sheet convincingly reproduces t he look of w oven
carbon bre reinf orced resin used in many hi t ech consumer
product s. The PVC sheet can be cut w it h normal hand t ools
and of f ers a cool look w it hout t he hassle of using carbon bre
impregnat ed mat erials.
Sheet size 1250 x 625 mm
Code: Price:
CS6 010 35.00
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CARBON FIBRE
SHEET
This ult ra-smoot h sheet
mat erial is a aerospace qualit y
carbon- bre reinf orced composit e.
Because of it s combinat ion of low
mass and ext raordinary st rengt h, it s
uses range f rom spacecraf t f abricat ion t o f ormula 1 racing cars. It is
also a highly at t ract ive mat erial and suit able f or small-scale prest ige
w ork. This is one of t he f ew moder n engineering mat erials, along
w it h t it anium, f avoured by new w ave jew ellers. The sheet can be
cut on a suit able guillot ine and shaped w it h convent ional t ools.
Sheet size: 0.5mm t hick x 100mm x 100mm (larger sizes available -
please phone f or a quot e).
Code: Price:
KEV 003A 3.37

ENGRAVING LAMINATE
This 3 ply polymer is t he st andard mat erial
t radit ionally used f or signage. When a
single layer if cut t hrough using an
engraving or small milling cut t er,
a dif f erent colour is revealed.
The mat erial is now ext ensively
used f or creat ive decorat ive ef f ect s.
Sheet size: 150mm x 125mm.
Colour: Thickness: Code: Price:
Black/ Whit e 1.5mm 234-112A 0.90

Red/ Whit e 1.5mm 234-113A 0.90
Black/ Whit e 3.0mm 234-114A 1.34
Red/ Black 3.0mm 234-115A 1.34
CORRIFLUTE
A bright ly coloured
ext ruded plast ic
(similar in make-up t o
corrugat ed cardboard),
w hich has hundreds of
uses as a quick prot ot yping
mat erial.
Sheet size 610mm x 610mm x 4mm.
Colour: Code: Price:

Red CS6 001A 2.60
Yellow CS6 001B 2.60
Green CS6 001C 2.60
Blue CS6 001D 2.60
Orange CS6 001E 2.60
Whit e CS6 001F 2.60
CORRIFLUTE
PACK OF 20 ASSORTED COLOURS
Code: Price:
CS6 001K 45.00
CORRIFLUTE
3MM (YELLOW)
600 x 500mm
Code: Price:
CS6 001J 1.50
CORRIFLUTE JOINERS
For joining pieces of
4mm t hick corri ut e.
Each set cont ains
10 pieces, suit able
f or making but t
joint s, 90 degree
joint s and f or joining
axles t o corri ut e.
Code: 1-9 10-49 50-99 100-499 500-999 1000+
CS7 001 0.25 0.21 0.19 0.17 0.15 0.13

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Corri ut e has hundreds of uses
f rom huge exhibit ion panels t o t iny
prot ot ypes and models.
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NYLON 66 NATURAL PLATE
Ivory coloured
engineering grade
nylon supplied
here in small
amount s f or
prot ot yping,
small f abricat ion
et c. This mat erial
machines beaut if ully
using sharp t ools and can
be cut using hacksaw or even
w oodw orking saw s.
Plat e size: 150 x150 x10mm
Code: Price:
HIL 470 6.16

POLYTHENE SHEET 3MM
Colour: of f w hit e
Size: approx.
500mm x 500mm
Thickness: 3mm
Code: Price:
HIL 475A 20.00
RIGID FOAM PVC SHEET
This versat ile mat erial, used w idely
in exhibit ion syst ems and displays,
is becoming increasingly popular
as a low -cost general purpose sheet
mat erial f or schools. It is easily cut
and has excellent t hermo-f orming
propert ies.
Sheet size 1000 x 500 x 3mm.
Colour: Code: Price:
Whit e gloss CS6 041 10.75
Red CS6 044 10.75
Yellow CS6 045 10.75
Green CS6 046 10.75
Blue CS6 047 10.75
ASSORTED PACK OF RIGID FOAM SHEETS
Rigid f oam pvc sheet in 8 assort ed colours. Sheet size 250x250mm
Code: Price:
CS6 049 8.75

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Foam PVC:
Because of i t s ver sat i l i t y and
excel l ent t her mo-f or mi ng pr oper t i es,
t hi s mat er i al was chosen f or t he
PODS pr oject . The sheet i s heat ed i n
a smal l oven t hen pr essed bet ween
t wo si mpl e wooden f or mer s t o
f or m l ow r el i ef shapes. Al t hough
sever al pr e-cut moul ds ar e avai l abl e
t he moul d-maki ng pr ocess enabl es
pr act i cal l y any shape t o be t her mo-
f or med i ncl udi ng, f or exampl e,
t he t wo hal ves of t he cast i ng f or
pr ot ot ype wor ki ng power t ool s such
as mi ni -model l i ng dr i l l s.
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NEOPRENE FOAM
Sheet size: 250 x
300mm approx.
Thickness: 2mm
Colour: Code: Price:
Red PL1 007 1.50
Yellow PL1 008 1.50
Blue PL1 009 1.50
Purple PL1 009A 1.50
Green PL1 009B 1.50
PATTERNED NEOPRENE FOAM
A pack of t en sheet s.
Sheet size: 250mm x 300mm
Code: Price:
234-010 15.95
PLASTAZOTE FOAM SHEET
Sheet size: 1000
x 660mm
Colour: Thickness: Code: Price:
Red 3mm PL1 042 3.68
Green 6mm PL1 041 6.50
Yellow 3mm PL1 043 3.68
Blue 3mm PL1 044 3.68
Green 3mm PL1 045 3.68
Red 6mm PL1 038 6.50
Yellow 6mm PL1 039 6.50
Blue 6mm PL1 040 6.50
Green 6mm PL1 041 6.50
TRANSPARENT TUBING
300 micron clear plast ic t ubing
suit able f or present at ion packaging
and f or making see-t hrough
cont ainers, et c. 200mm f olded
at (127mm as a cylinder). The
end caps show n in t he phot ograph
w ere lasercut f rom polypropylene
(see below ).
END CAPS FOR
JETTRAN TUBING
500 micron f rost ed polypropylene
end caps (see right ). Tw o end caps
required per cont ainer.
Not e: TR also st ocks t hicker polypropylene f or making end caps
and a w ide range of ot her plast ics including acrylic, polyst yrene and
carbon- bre lookalike sheet .
Descript ion: Code: Price:
Tubing 131-002 2.32
End caps CAP 050 0.62
MAGNETIC PAPER A4
This polymer-based
mat erial has t he
t hickness and exibilit y
of t hin card. It cont ains
a magnet ic medium
w hich make it s st ick t o
any f errous surf ace e.g.
t inplat e, w hit e goods. It can be passed t hrough an ink jet print er
and is an ideal medium f or unusual graphics product s. (Sheet size
210 x 297mm)
Code: Price:
GP3 007 2.43

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Suit able f or bubble
pack vacuum f orming.
Size: Thickness: Code: Price:
540 x 1000m 0.25mm CS6 025 1.61
635 x 914mm 0.44mm PL1 018 2.23
ECO FILM
This t hick plast ic lm, long aw ait ed by indust ry, has t he magical
propert y of disappearing almost inst ant ly w hen it get s w et . It
comes as a 900mm w ide exible (almost ) clear lm 75 microns
t hick and is sold by t he met re. The mat erial is supplied w it h
an inf ormat ion lea et t hat explains more about t he lm and it s
pot ent ial uses bot h in indust ry and in t he cont ext of designing
and making. Uses in project w ork include simple w at er-act ivat ed
alarms (e.g., cont act s close or clockw ork st art s running w hen t he
lm dissolves); w at er act ivat ed cont ainment devices (e.g., a spring-
loaded st ruct ure opens or t he cont ent s of a glued bag are exposed
under w at er); graphic product s such as bags and post ers t hat
bio-degrade at an accelerat ed rat e.
Code: Price:
322-051 2.18 per met re
FARADAY FILM
This remarkable cryst al-
clear mat erial has
t he t hickness and
f eel of OHP acet at e
and is coat ed on
one side w it h an
invisible lm of met al just
a f ew at oms t hick. The lm
conduct s suf cient ly t o pass current
in circuit s pow ering LEDs, buzzers
et c. It is possible t o build see-t hrough circuit s (e.g., a t orch) or, f or
example, make it int o virt ually invisible w ires f or alarm sensors on
w indow s.
Film size: 605mm x 100mm.
Code: Price:
234-313A 9.99
SELF-ADHESIVE SOFT PVC SHEET
This is t he mat erial used f or car t ax disk
pocket s. It has t he unusual propert y of
st icking t o glass and ot her smoot h
surf aces w it hout adhesive. It is
now available in large sheet s
t hat can be used generally
f or put t ing up post ers and
not ices or f or graphics
project s e.g., relat ed t o
advert ising. The mat erial is
cryst al clear and easily cut
w it h sharp scissors or a craf t
knif e.
Sheet size: 1000mm x 700mm. 80 mic.
Code: Price:
PL1 080 3.04

PLASTIC PAPER A2
A mat erial providing
ult imat e t ear
resist ance and
an ult ra-smoot h
w rit ing/w rit ing
surf ace. It is
a must -have
mat erial in t he
cont ext of precision model making and pop-up paper
mechanisms.
Densit y: Code: Price:
150 micron GP3 011 0.46
250 micron GP3 012 0.50
did you know?
Eco Film is t he mat erial used f or t he
dissolving w ashing liquid pouches.
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RODS AND TUBES
LIGHT GATHERING ROD
Available in a range
of diamet ers and
t ranslucent colours.
All rods are 500mm
in lengt h.
Colour: Dia: Code: Price:
Blue 4mm CP7 010 2.15
Green 4mm CP7 011 2.15
Red 4mm CP7 012 2.15
Yellow 4mm CP7 013 2.15
Blue 6mm CP7 020 3.43
Green 6mm CP7 021 3.50
Red 6mm CP7 022 3.43
Yellow 6mm CP7 023 3.50
Blue 10mm CP7 030 6.33
Green 10mm CP7 031 6.33
Red 10mm CP7 032 6.33
Yellow 10mm CP7 033 6.33
MIXED PACK OF
LIGHT GATHERING ROD
Cont ains eight 4mm dia. rods (t w o of each colour), eight 6mm
dia. rods (t w o of each colour) and f our 10mm rods (one of each
colour).
Code: Price:
CP7 014 57.95
FIBRE-OPTIC CABLE
Available by t he met re.
Unsheat hed cable
illust rat es t he magical
qualit ies of opt ical bre
light t ransmission.
Diamet er: Code: Price:
1mm EW1 010 1.10
0.5mm EW1 010A 0.80
0.7mm EW1 020C 0.07
ACRYLIC ROD
Clear. 900mm lengt h.
Dia: Code: Price:
6.4mm CP8 018 2.93
8.1mm CP7 055 4.31
ACRYLIC TUBE
Clear. 500mm lengt h.
O.D.: I.D.: Code: Price:
10mm 6mm CP7 040 2.54
15mm 11mm CP7 041 2.02
20mm 14mm CP7 042 2.49
24mm 20mm CP7 043 6.20
32mm 26mm CP7 044 8.22
40mm 34mm CP7 045 5.95
50mm 46mm CP7 048 8.09
BUTYRATE TUBE
760mm lengt hs in
assort ed colours.
Out . Dia.: Inner Dia.:Code: Code: Price:
4.8mm 2.3mm CP8 063 1.85

6.4mm 3.2mm CP8 064 2.99
7.9mm 4.5mm CP9 002 3.25
9.5mm 6.3mm CP9 003 3.75
RED PVC SLEEVING
Size: Code: Price:
50m EW1 014C 9.44
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This mat erial provides an inexpensive opport unit y f or pupils
t o use an advanced composit e mat erial. The rod is glass
reinf orced polyest er resin w it h an incredibly high st rengt h
t o w eight rat io. It can be used f or axles or in st ruct ures and
is cut eit her w it h a junior hacksaw or TEPs special guillot ine
(see t ools sect ion). The guillot ine provides a perf ect shearing
act ion w it hout dist ort ion or f ract uring of t he end of t he rod.
Whit e. 910mm lengt h.
Dia: Code: Price:
3mm CP9 005 1.48
NYLON 66 NATURAL ROD
Ivory coloured
engineering
grade nylon
supplied here
in small amount s
f or prot ot yping,
small f abricat ion et c.
This mat erial machines
beaut if ully using sharp t ools
and can be cut using hacksaw or even w oodw orking saw s.
Lengt h: 250mm
Dia.: Code: Price:
16mm HIL 471 2.75
25mm HIL 472 6.16
50mm HIL 473 17.95

SHEET METALS
SHEET METAL A4
Brass, copper,
aluminium and mild
st eel, approximat ely
A4 size (300mm x
200mm) available in a
range of t hicknesses.
M at erial: Thickness: Code: Price:
Brass 0.9 mm M ET 005A 7.95
Brass 0.7 mm M ET 005B 7.75
Brass 0.5 mm M ET 005C 5.25
Copper 0.9 mm M ET 005D 9.95
Copper 0.7 mm M ET 005E 8.95
Copper 0.5 mm M ET 005F 6.95
Aluminium 0.9 mm M ET 005G 2.10
Aluminium 0.7 mm M ET 005H 1.75
Aluminium 0.5 mm M ET 005I 1.55
M ild St eel 0.9 mm M ET 005J 1.75
M ild St eel 0.7 mm M ET 005K 1.55
Aluminium 1.2 mm M ET 005L 2.25
Aluminium 1.2 mm M ET 005M 2.75
ALUMINIUM SHEET
0.5mm t hick
Size: Code: Price:
250 x 250mm approx TS6 002 1.45
210 x 300mm approx TS6 006 1.45
ANODISED ALUMINIUM SHEET
1 mm t hick half -hard aluminium sheet s w it h a minimum useable
area of 290mm x 290 mm coloured bot h sides by high qualit y
anodising. (Supplied slight ly larger t o allow f or bur ning on edges).
These bright ly coloured sheet s can be cut , punched, f olded
and generally post -f ormed
w it hout damage. (Unif orm
micro-cracking along a f old
does not spoil appearance).
This pre-coloured mat erial
is st unning in appearance
and gives an immediat e
qualit y uplif t t o
any applicat ion.
Colour: Code: Price:
Black TS6 003B 7.03

Red TS6 003R 7.03
Purple TS6 003P 7.03
Blue TS6 003L
7.03

Excellent service and product s! !


Especially ready made project s.
Mr P, Shrewsbury
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ANODISED
ALUMINIUM
Sheet size 300 x
300mm approx.
Colour is on one side only.
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Gold ALM 011A 2.25
Silver ALM 012A 2.25
TITANIUM
SHEET
This ext remely hard and
t emperat ure-resist ant
sheet mat erial has many
high t echnology applicat ions,
but is of special int erest t o jew ellers because it is t ar nish resist ant
and can be coloured by grow ing t hin oxide lms. This is achieved
eit her by heat ing or by elect rolyt ic means. Please not e: t his mat erial
is ext remely hard and cannot easily be polished. It is a pale grey
colour w it h a subt le orange peel t ext ure.
Size: Code: Price:
50 x 50mm TIN 003 2.18
HYBRIX STAINLESS STEEL
MICROSANDWICH
This revolut ionary
engineering mat erial really
is st at e of t he art - an
ult ra light st ainless st eel
t hat is bot h st rong
and f ormable. It
consist s of a core
of microscopic
st ainless st eel bres
sandw iched bet w een
t w o st ainless st eel f ace
plat es, each approxi-
mat ely 0.2mm t hick. The t ot al
t hickness of t he sheet is just 1mm. It has a st if f ness similar t o
solid st eel of t he same t hickness, but is a f ract ion of t he w eight .
Commercial applicat ions include aircraf t int eriors, port able
consumer goods, f ur nit ure, light ing and shop displays.
The mat erial is of f ered here f or small scale project
w ork and f or t hose w ho are simply keen t o get t heir
hands on an ext raordinary cont emporary mat erial.
Size: 150mm x 150mm x 1mm
Code: Price:
212-051 9.52
DIAMOND MESH
Produced in
aluminium.
250 x 200 x 1mm

Code: Price:
ALM 020 5.50

METAL PAPER
A recent ly published book describing t he most exot ic met als
current ly available t o designers and engineers includes an
ast onishing mat erial described as rigid origami sheet : t w ist it ,
w rap it and it w ill alw ays hold it s shape . Based on 0.02mm
gauge aluminium f oil w it h a mat t black polymer coat ing bot h
sides, it f eels and behaves like a met al/paper/plast ic hybrid !
The mat erial, w hich comes f rom Hollyw ood in t he US, originat ed
in t he lm indust ry w here it s used f or inst ant adjust ment s f or
spot light s. But it clearly has hundreds of ot hers including:
Modelling metal structures (it crumples and behaves to scale)
Making actual models e.g., the metal equivalent of paper planes
Protoyping torches and lamps (it is heat resistant)
Solar heating equipment (it has excellent heat absorption and can
literally be wrapped around heat exchanger pipes etc.)
Pin hole cameras and similar optical applications
Jewellery
The roll is 300mm w ide and approximat ely 16met res
in lengt h giving a massive t ot al area of approxi-
mat ely 50 square f eet or 5 square met res.


Code: Price:
M ET 004 29.99 per roll
Pewter Casting
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Gr avi t y cast i ng i n school pr oduced
moul ds r emai ns t he l owest cost
opt i on and can pr oduce dr amat i c
r esul t s. The mel t i ng poi nt i s l ow
enough t o al l ow a smal l pr opane
t or ch t o pr ovi de enough heat t o
mel t and mai nt ai n a pool of mol t en
pewt er . Wi t h t hi s f or m of cast i ng
t her e i s no wast age as al l unused
pewt er i s r ecycl ed and r e-used.
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FIELDS METAL
This remarkable alloy melt s at just 61C,
but does not cont ain lead
or cadmium. It is relat ively
hard and ext remely t ough.
It is used, f or example, t o
ll small t ubes f or bending
w it hout crushing, cast ings f or models
and jew ellery, and f or making precision moulds. Fields met al makes
a f ant ast ic demonst rat ion of how several const it uent s, each w it h a
much higher melt ing point , can be combined t o produce a f usable
alloy. Supplied in pot s of 10g.
Code: Price:
234-015A 7.25
PEWTER
1kg bar.
Has a melt ing point
bet w een 240
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Code: Price:
PEW 001 24.50
LADLE
Code: Price:
TOO 095 6.07
PEWTER CASTING
STARTER KIT
One TEP school has
come up w it h a
highly ef f ect ive w ay
of combining CNC
act ivit ies (using a suit e
of 10 TEP machines) w it h
creat ive use of pew t er
cast ing. Pupils design a series
of machine-cut plat es in 2mm
t hick M DF and st ack t hese in a
special aluminium mould case. The
cavit y is easily lled w it h lead-f ree pew t er t o make impressive
small-scale product s ranging f rom jew ellery t o mechanical robot or
aut omat a part s. Tur nf ord school has kindly made available it s ent ire
scheme of w ork, and t his is included in a comprehensive st art er
pack t hat cont ains everyt hing needed t o get st art ed.
Code: Price:
PC1 001 27.95

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PEWTER SHEET
This mat erial is re ned and precision rolled f or prof essional
jew ellery st andard w ork. It is ideal f or small scale repousse w ork
and can be indent ed using just a ball point (e.g., pen) w hen placed
over a w ad of paper. 0.152mm t hick, 300mm w ide.
Code: Price:
PEW 002A 5.25 per 100mm
STRONTIUM
ALUMINIUM
This aluminium alloy is
normally used f or int roducing
t iny measured amount s of
st ront ium int o bulk alloy mixes. When you bend it by hand, it f eels
like a combinat ion of rubber and lead - but it rapidly w ork-hardens
and f alls apart w hen over-st ressed.
Dia.: Lengt h: Code: Price:
10mm 1m 131-060 2.80

METAL RODS AND STRIPS
METAL BARS
M ild st eel, aluminium
and brass rod
available in a range
of diamet ers.
Lengt h: 250mm
M at erial: Diamet er: Code: Price:
M ild St eel 25 mm M ET 006A 4.75
M ild St eel 20 mm M ET 006B 3.45
M ild St eel 15 mm M ET 006C 2.25
M ild St eel 10 mm M ET 006D 1.05
M ild St eel 5 mm M ET 006E 0.55
Aluminium 25 mm M ET 006F 3.85
Aluminium 20 mm M ET 006G 2.95
Aluminium 15 mm M ET 006H 2.25
Aluminium 10 mm M ET 006I 1.15
Aluminium 5 mm M ET 006J 0.95
Brass 25 mm M ET 006K 12.95
Brass 20 mm M ET 006L 8.95
Brass 15 mm M ET 006M 5.35
Brass 10 mm M ET 006N 2.95
Brass 5 mm M ET 006O 1.35
ALUMINIUM ROD
3.2mm dia. Suit able
f or use w it h plast ic
w heels, gears and
cams, f or example,
as axles, shaf t s, et c.
300mm lengt hs.
Supplied in pack of 50.
Code: Price:
CW3 018 9.95
STEEL ROD
3.2mm dia.
300mm lengt hs.
Supplied in pack of 50.
Code: Price:
CW3 015 7.95
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Like t it anium sheet , t his mat erial is of special int erest t o jew ellers
because it is t ar nish resist ant and can be coloured by grow ing oxide
lms. It is sof t er t han t he sheet and can easily be f ormed like ot her
w ires. It is not suit able, how ever, f or body piercing. 300mm lengt h.
1.5mm dia.
Code: Price:
TIN 001 1.06
TITANIUM ANODISING KIT
Tit anium is a mat erial f avoured by jew ellers because it can be
bright ly coloured by anodising. How ever, t his can require high
volt ages and t oxic elect rolyt es. The micro-anodising pack enables
small sect ions of t it anium such as w ire t o be anodised using just
bat t eries and your f avourit e zzy drink as t he elect rolyt e. The kit
cont ains everyt hing needed t o get st art ed except bat t eries and zzy
drink e.g. diet Coke. (3 x PP3 bat t eries are recommended).
Code: Price:
TIN 004 4.48
ALUMINIUM CONSTRUCTION PACK
This mat erial has become available f ollow ing it s pioneering use by
a Cambridge school. The st rip is used as a f orm of DIY M eccano
t hat can be f olded and drilled at any point along it s lengt h. It can
also be used in combinat ion w it h sheet mat erials eit her met al
or plast ic. (Please not e: t here is a slight t w ist in t he st rips t hat can
be easily correct ed bef ore use.)(Cont ains 10 st rips 1.2mm t hick x
12mm w ide x 500mm long)
Code: Price:
TS6 001C 2.75
ALUMINIUM STRIPS
300 x 5mm
Supplied in a pack of 10 f or use w it h mould
case in t he glue gun inject ion
moulding syst em.
Code: Price:
TS6 001A 1.06
EASI-BEND WIRE
Can be used t o st rengt hen t he corri ut e display syst em by bending
t he ends at 90 degrees and insert ing int o t he ut es across t he
diagonal.
1 met re lengt hs. Supplied in pack of 10.
Code: Price:
COR 101 5.20

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Easi-bend w ire can be f ormed by
hand and maint ains it s shape, ideal
f or creat ing organic st ruct ures.
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WIRES AND WIRE NET
METAL WIRES BY THE REEL
These w ires
provide a
select ion of less
usual met als in w ire
f orm. Tit anium is very
light but st rong;
Tungst en has an
ext remely high
melt ing point
and molybdenum
has part icular chemical resist ance
propert ies (and is used as an alloying element in special st eels).
M at erial: Dia. Qt y: Code: Price per reel:
Zinc 1.0mm 50g 322-102 9.50
Brass 1.0mm 50g 322-108 9.50
Brass 0.6mm 50g 322-109 9.50
Brass 1.0mm 15m 211-005 4.37
Bronze 1.0mm 50g 322-110 5.00
St ainless st eel 0.15mm 50g 322-113 9.75
St ainless st eel 0.15mm 100m 211-003 2.95
St ainless st eel 1.0mm 15m 211-007 4.69
Nichrome 0.1mm 10m EW2 024 1.62
Copper 1.0mm 15m 211-004 4.03
I ron 1.0mm 15m 211-006 4.03
Aluminium 0.9mm 15m 211-008 1.97
METAL WIRE BY THE METRE
M at erial: Dia.: Code: Price per m.:
Tungst en 0.058mm 322-100 2.91

ALUMINIUM ALLOY
0.9mm diamet er (approx). This special aluminium alloy is supplied
pre-cut in 150mm lengt hs. It s st rain (w ork) hardens very rapidly
and is an ideal basis f or discussion of f at igue and brit t le f ract uring.
Quant it y: 100 pieces per bag.

Code: Price:
211-009 2.03

CASTING AND MODELLING MATERIALS
CHROMATIC ALGINATE
M ade f rom seaw eed, t his remarkable mat erial
is used in dent ist ry t o make precision moulds
in t he mout h f or crow n const ruct ion et c. It is
also t he mat erial used f or making cast s of body
part s, including babies hands and f eet .
When t he ne w hit e pow der is mixed w it h
w at er, it t ur ns purple and t hen changes colour
t o indicat e readiness f or moulding around a
pat t er n - and t hen set t ing. It t akes just minut es f or creat e a
durable exible mould capable of t aking plast er, plast ics and low
t emperat ure met als such as Fields met al (st ock number 234-015A).
The mat erial is ent irely nat ural and non-t oxic, and has a very low
cost compared t o ot her high-de nit ion mould making mat erials
such as silicon compounds.
Supplied in a quant it y of 450g.
Code: Price:
234-210 5.95
PLASTER OF PARIS
Easy moulding/modelling
mat erial.
Just add w at er!
1Kg bag.
Code: Price:
233-108 2.02

Fine-detail moulding using
Chromatic Alginate
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Her e s how t o t ake an i mpr essi on of a hand whi ch i s l at er f i l l ed wi t h Pl ast er .
The st eps i n maki ng a moul d
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changes col our as i t becomes a
l i qui d. St i r t hor oughl y t o ensur e
al l of t he powder i s di sper sed.
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Af t er 60 seconds t he al gi nat e i s
r eady t o be appl i ed t o t he object
you want t o make cast of . I f
you ar e t aki ng a cast i ng of a
body par t , i t may be hel pf ul t o
submer se i t i nt o an i ce cr eam
t ub hal f -f i l l ed wi t h l i qui f i ed
al gi nat e.
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Al l ow t he al gi nat e t o sol i di f y f or
about 60 seconds bef or e car ef ul l y
r emovi ng t he object .
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Mi x up a pot of pl ast er of par i s
and f i l l t he cavi t y. You may f i nd
i t usef ul t o squi r t pl ast er i nt o
t he moul d usi ng a syr i nge.
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peel back t he r ubber y al gi nat e
moul d l eavi ng a cast of exqui si t e
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EXPANDING HYDROMORPH
This ext raordi-
nary polymer
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by 60%
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t oys in t he f orm of
expanding alligat ors
or egg-breaking
dinosaurs. It is also
used as a means
of enlarging t hree
dimensional shapes f or
modelling and prot ot yping.
The polymer comes as a t w o-part liquid mix t hat quickly set s as
a hard rubbery solid. When immersed in w at er it expands over a
period of hours and t he reverse happens w hen removed f rom
w at er. The polymer can be used in design and t echnology f or
it s int ended purpose enlarging t hree dimension f orms or f or
creat ing product s, such as t oy prot ot ypes, w at er-react ive seals,
hydromorphic act uat ors et c.
Qt y: 500ml supplied in re-sealable plast ic pot s.
Code: Price:
234-150A 19.99
CONTRACTING HYDROMORPH
When mixed w it h cold w at er, t his
polymer may be cast in a suit able
mould and w ill set w it hin a minut e
or t w o t o f orm a hard, rubbery solid.
Over a period of hours t he cast ing w ill
cont ract by up t o 60% w it hout loss
of de nit ion. It is used as a means of
shrinking t hree dimensional shapes f or
modelling and prot ot yping.
Qt y: 250ml supplied in a re-sealable
plast ic pot .
Code: Price:
234-151A 12.75
CRYSTALCAST
This t w o-part polymer is an alt er nat ive t o t he clear polyest er cast ing
resins w idely used in schools several years ago. It is non- ammable,
gives of f very lit t le odour and is very simple t o use curing t o give
t he appearance of glass or w at er.
Qt y: 200ml (100ml part A and 100ml part B)
Code: Price:
234-152A 12.50
PLASCRETE
Plascret e is a hybrid modeling
mat erial t hat combines a ne
plast er medium w it h a polymer
binder. M ixed t oget her, t he
binder and plast er set t o
a hard condit ion in just
minut es and becomes a
hard resist ant modelling
mat erial w it hin hours
depending on curing
condit ions. The hardened
mat erial can be cut and
drilled and nished w it h a variet y
of paint s and var nishes including most acrylic
media.
Cont ent s: 1 lit re polymer solut ion & 1kg cast ing pow der.
Code: Price:
233-191 6.72

FEATURE
MATRIX
UNIVERSAL
POLYMER
Rot at ional Moulding wit h
MATRIX Universal St art er Kit
Code: Price:
211-503 6.90
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This remarkable mat erial not only provides an easy solut ion t o a
host of manuf act uring problems - ranging f rom solid cast ing t o
rot at ional moulding of hollow object s it accept s a w ide range of
addit ives so t hat users can design and creat e t heir ow n mat erials,
including some smart ones.
No special condit ions are necessary f or curing t he t w o-part mix t hat
t ransf orms int o an incredible t ough polymer in minut es.
The 1Kg kit comprises:
500g of each of t he t w o part s w hich w ill provide you w it h 1Kg of
polymer. This is approximat ely enough f or 20 mouldings.
10 pairs of lat ex gloves f or saf e handling
10 plast ic cups f or mixing / decant ing t he polymer
2 pot s (1 f or delivering each of t he t w o part s of t he polymer)
4 st art er moulds w hich have been vacuum f ormed and are
reuseable
Inst ruct ion lea et including saf et y advice.
The St art er kit comprises:
100g of each part
2 pairs of lat ex gloves
2 plast ic cups
2 pot s
1 vacuum f ormed mould
Inst ruct ion lea et .
The polymer only opt ion comprises:
1Kg of each part
4 pot s
inst ruct ion lea et
Please not e: Image show s red dye w hich is NOT included but
show n as an opt ion.
If you are going t o add a dye; w e recommend using a t iny dab
added t o one part of t he t w o mat erials (af t er measured) and mixed
t horoughly. The part w it h t he dye and t he part w it hout can t hen be
mixed as normal.
Type.: Code: Price:
M at rix kit 1Kg 211-502 22.50
St art er kit 211-503 6.90
Polymer only 211-040 32.95

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WATER EFFECT RESIN
This is a 2 part epoxy resin and comes w it h f ull inst ruct ions f or
use. The compound is ext remely t ransparent and clear. The
mixt ure can be cast ed in a cavit y carved out of any mat erial.
It is self -levelling and can t heref ore reproduce w at er or a river.
Slow react ing - 8 t o 10 hours t o complet ely cure permit t ing t he
cast ing of large volumes of mixt ure up t o 2 t o 3 cm t hick w it hout
producing excessive heat during curing. When t he resin is in t he
process of curing, you can creat e ef f ect s in various dif f erent w ays,
f or example, creat e w aves by blow ing w arm air w it h a hairdryer
t o sof t en t he resin, or creat e ripples by w orking t he surf ace w it h
a small spat ula or a clean brush. Does not require use of heat -
Odourless. Does not shrink or crack.
Code: Price:
212-128 19.99
MARMORINA
M armorina has t he apperance
and hardness of w hit e
ceramics w it hout ring in only
a f ew minut es. NONTOXIC
- DISSOLVES IN WATER.
M armorina is a w hit e ceramic
plast er t o be dissolved used
f or cast ing in silicone rubber
moulds. Hardens w it hout
ring t o produce models
w it h a similar appearance
t o ceramic. M oronina is
ext remely versat ile and easy
t o use, hardens w it hout ring
and reproduces t he exact ne
det ails. Quant it y: 1Kg.
Easy t o use, dissolves in w at er w it hout t he need of ot her
component s
Cast s in silicone rubber moulds, t he piece can be lif t ed out
af t er only 30 minut es
Good st rengt h resist ancy like a ceramic, t rue likeness t o original
Colours easily, can be decorat ed w it h acrylic enamels.
Code: Price:
212-130 6.99
SNOW EFFECT KIT
The snow ef f ect kit is especially designed t o creat e realist ic blanket s
of snow on models. The kit includes a bonding agent and a
microsphere t hat reproduce a scale version of a real snow ake. It is
possible t o creat e t hick blanket s of snow and t o sprinkle t he snow
f rom above creat ing snow f all. Quant it y: 300 g
Code: Price:
212-129 11.99
METAL FLUID BRASS
M et al Fluid is a mixt ure of met al
grit in a resin binder w hich can
be used in silicone rubber moulds
t o creat e met al models w it hout
smelt ing. It produces a 95% pure
sint ered met al as t he excess resin
w ill be removed. The models can
be smoot hed and polished t o bring
out t he met alic shine.
Code: Price:
212-132 24.99
CRYSTAL POLYESTER RESIN
Ext remely t ransparent resin f or cast ing, w hich is perf ect f or
encapsulat ing small delicat e object s. It remains clear and does
not yellow. The accelorat or included allow s cast ings of mass up t o
300g in 30 minut es as a t emperat ure of just 25C. Quant it y: 1 Kg.
Code: Price:
212-133 14.99
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SILICON RUBBER
A cold cure liquid rubber f or cast ing non st ick rubber moulds.
It has high elast icit y and can be be st ret ched w it hout breaking.
It reproduces a t rue likeness t o t he original t o t he nest det ail.
Suit able f or t he product ion of small moulds including opencast
and t w o part s f or t he reproduct ion of cast pieces in polyest er
resins, epoxy resins or polyuret hane resins like Sint af oam; in plast er
or marmorina. The rubber is resist ant up t o 200C allow ing w ax
cast ing. Quant it y: 1Kg
Code: Price:
212-134 29.99
CRYSTAL SILICON RUBBER
A cold cure t ransparent silcon rubber f or non st ick rubber moulds.
Using cryst al rubber you can creat e a t w o part mould w it h just one
cast ing. Thanks t o it s t ransparency t he object inside is perf ect ly
visible and t he mould can easily be cut int o t w o part s w it hout
damaging t he model. Air bubbles can easily be seen and removed
during cast ing. Quant it y: 500 g.
Code: Price:
212-135 29.99
SINTAFOAM CASTING RESIN
Sint af oam is a t w o componant cast ing resin. It is perf ect f or
t he product ion of solid gurines and models w hich can t hen be
paint ed. Even t he nest det ails are reproduced. It is recommended
t hat a silicone rubber mould is used f or cast ing ot herw ise a release
agent w ill be required.
Code: Price:
212-136 16.99
SINTAGOM BLACK CASTING RUBBER
SINTAGOM is a 2 part liquid polyuret hane cast ing rubber. It is cold
curing and produces an elast ic compound like rubber w hich does
not shrink. It is part icularly suit able f or making t yres, cat erpillars
t racks et c.
Code: Price:
212-137 9.99
DAGAS
MODELLING
CLAY
A w ax based modelling clay t hat does
not lose it s shape or crack. Easy t o carve
and polish once hardened.
Quant it y: 1 Kg.
Code: Price:
212-138 12.99
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POLYURETHANE KIT
This is an un lled, no odour, low viscosit y t w o component
polyuret hane syst em t o w hich speci c dry llers can be added
in eit her t he suggest ed or variable rat ios depending on t he
applicat ion and t he required t hickness of t he cast ing. Can be used
t o produce ult ra- ne det ail in model making, or as a low viscosit y
cast ing resin f or pat t er n making.
Ult ra low viscosit y
excellent surf ace det ail
reproduct ion
f ast demould t imes
high lling rat io
obt ainable
no odour
easily pigment ed.
M ixing rat io: 1 part A t o
1 part B
Qt y: 400ml
Code: Price:
211-031 19.95
SPECIAL EFFECTS POWDERS
M ix w it h
polyuret hane f or
a f ant ast ic nish -
giving your product
t he sparkle of
diamonds! Add
sparingly f or a galaxy
of st ars in a dark sky
or mix liberally f or a st rikingly pure sparkling nish.
Approx 6-10 grams
Colour: Code: Price:
Gold 211-043 1.68
Pearl 211-044 1.68
Shimmer Pearl 211-032 1.68
POLYMERKITS
PIGMENTS
50ML EACH
For use w it h t he Polymerkit s range.
Supplied as a set of ve 50ml sealed
cont ainers consist ing of : ruby red, green,
post box red, deep blue and black.
Qt y: 50ml
Product : Code: Price:
Ruby Red 211-033 4.95
Green 211-034 4.95
Post box Red 211-035 4.95
Deep Blue 211-036 4.95
Black 211-037 4.95
SILICONE RUBBER KIT
This is a t w o component addit ion cure silicone rubber w it h t he
f acilit y t o alt er Shore A hardness by t he use of dif f erent cat alyst s.
We have select ed t he ideal f ormula f or general purpose moulding
of complicat ed part s w it h
precise dimensions.
Translucent
high t ear st rengt h
40 Shore A hardness
St yrene and PU resist ant
very low shrinkage.
M ixing rat io: 10 part s silicone
rubber t o 1 part cat alyst .
Qt y: 500ml
Code: Price:
211-030 26.95

PolymerKit s provide an opport unit y t o get indust rial processes at school prices and
at sizes w hich are ideal f or your needs. We of f er a variet y of polyuret hanes and
silicone based product s t hat w ill enhance your pupils product s and demon-
st rat e commercial bat ch product ion. We also st ock a range of pigment s and a
special ef f ect pow der f or you t o mix in t o creat e beaut if ully nished product s.
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Nat ural lat ex is an unsurpassed mould
making mat erial. It is applied in t hin
coat s t o a mould or pat t er n and f orms
a st rong exible skin t hat can be peeled
of f . Coat ings should be applied ap-
proximat ely every 3 minut es t o allow
f or curing by evaporat ion.
For simple inst ruct ions on making your
ow n f oam rubber and solid rubber,
please see SEPs Fant ast ic Plast ic
publicat ion in t he Science sect ion of
t his cat alogue.
Qt y: 1 Kg
Code: Price:
211-019 16.75

CUTTLEFISH BONE
Cut t le sh
bones, w ashed
up on beaches all over
t he w orld, have a long hist ory
of use f or cast ing met als. A pat t er n is pushed int o
t he surf ace of t he sof t calcium bone t o creat e a cavit y int o w hich
molt en met al such as pew t er is poured. Tw o bones each w it h a
f acing cavit y - are normally used.
Size: Code: Price:
Large (10-12) PC1 002 0.47
PETROBOND
SAND

This is t he original
oil-bonded
cast ing sand
now available
in smaller
quant it ies. Because
t he sand has almost
perf ect adhesion qualit ies,
it is used f or high-precision mould
making. Also, unlike cheaper sand
made up using w at er, it poses no risk of explosion w hen suddenly
exposed t o hot met al. Pet robond can easily be used on a small
scale f or cast ing anyt hing f rom pew t er t o aluminium. Qt y: 1kg.
Code: Price:
234-110 2.52

MODERN TIMBER PRODUCTS
BIRCH PLY (4MM, LASERABLE)
4mm laser qualit y birch ply.
Pack of 10 pieces.
300mm x 450mm
(t o t most laser machines)
Code: Price:
131-008A 12.95 per pack

FLEXI-VENEER
This special paper-backed
0.8mm veneer can virt ually
be t ied int o knot s. It is
ideal f or laser cut t ing - or
convent ional cut t ing. In eit her
case, it st ays int act !
620mm x 1250mm - supplied rolled (grain
runs parallel t o 620mm side).
Veneer: Code: Price:
Beech 131-003A 21.95
M aple 131-004A 21.75
Walnut 131-005A 29.25
MAPLEX
BOARD
A beaut if ul sust ainable
alt er nat ive t o w ood,
composit es,
met al and plast ics, M aplex
is bot h st rong and bendable,
making it an ideal mat erial
f or int eriors, f ur nit ure and consumer
product s. It consist s of 100 percent
nat ural, unbleached w ood bres sourced
f rom sust ainably managed f orest s and is
manuf act ured using not hing but w at er, pressure and heat .
The 1mm board can be laser-cut w it h f ant ast ically clean, precise
result s and also w orks perf ect ly using hand or machine t ools. It is
t he perf ect medium f or general purpose modelling, light w eight
const ruct ional w ork or w ood engineering . The mat erial is
uncoat ed but may be nished using your choice of paint s, st ains,
var nishes, w axes or veneers.
Sheet size 500mm x 750mm.
(The sheet is supplied rough saw n but oversized).
Code: Price:
131-039A 2.75
CARBON
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FEATURE
M uch of t he f uselage of t he
new Boeing 787 Dreamliner
is composed of carbon bre,
making t he aircraf t light er
t han a comparable aluminum
f uselage, w it h t he added bene t
of less maint enance t hanks t o
t he mat erials superior f at igue
resist ance.
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PLYWOOD
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This mat erial cont inues t o be used in aircraf t f abricat ion and is a
w onderf ul medium f or ot her t hin-skinned const ruct ional w ork or
laminat ion. This grade can be cut convent ionally
or using a low -pow er laser.
1.5mm x 1500mm x 750mm.
Size: Code: Price:
1.5 x 1500 x 750mm 131-006A 16.95
0.8 x 1200 x 600mm 131-007A 15.95
MDF SHEET
2mm t hick. A mat erial
t hat is now cheaper
t han cardboard and
usef ul f or a w ide range
of modelling and manu-
f act uring applicat ions.
Size: Code: Price:
600 x 600mm M DF 002 3.19
200 x 300mm M DF 003 0.48
BALSA WOOD PACK
Supplied in a pack
of 20 pieces
of various
cross-sect ions.
Lengt h: 230mm
Code: Price:
322-007 2.65
JELUTONG STRIPWOOD
Sof t w ood, perf ect f or
modelling and prot ot yping
uses.
10 X 10 X 600mm
Code: Price:
322-126 0.55
DOWEL
For general modelling/
const ruct ion w ork and
also suit able f or use as
axles f or cot t on reels.
300mm lengt h.
6mm dia.
Qt y: Code: Price:
50 CW3 016 6.54
did you know?
Kevlar and carbon bres have
immense t ensile st rengt h but can
st ill be out perf ormed by nat ural
spider silk.
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CARBON FIBRE WOVEN FABRIC
250 x 250mm approx.
Code: Price:
KEV 002 6.75
CARBON FIBRE TOW
This is pure high
st rengt h
carbon bre
in t he f orm
of a t ow
consist ing
of several
t housand
parallel st rands
of t hin bres - like a cont inuous hank of hair, but much ner. It
can be embedded in a resin (or ot her) mat rix f or reinf orcement or
laminat ed w it hin sheet s t o f orm composit es. It can also be used ex-
periment ally t o demonst rat e t he high st rengt h of individual bres.
(Not e: carbon bre composit es used in racing cars, cycles, canoes
are virt ually indest ruct ible.)
Code: Price:
233-146A 0.28 per met re
KEVLAR WOVEN FABRIC
250 x 250mm approx.
Size: Code: Price:
250 x 250mm approx. KEV 001 3.93
1m x 1m approx. KEV 001A 41.12
FABRICS BY THE METRE
The f ollow ing f abrics are approximat ely 1.5 met res w ide and
are sold by t he met re. The ripst op nylon is uncoat ed. The
lycra has elast ic propert ies t hat make it ideal f or non-garment
applicat ions e.g., covering t hree dimensional object s
including loudspeaker enclosures. It has t he visual propert y of
smoot hing out rough and uneven cont ours. Thinsulat e is a 3M
product t hat provides w armt h w it h lit t le bulk. It s bres have
low w at er absorbancy. The t e on polycot t on is quick-drying,
hardw earing and show erproof . Gore-Tex is a w at erproof ,
breat hable f abric commonly used f or sport s clot hing.
Fabric: Colour: Code: Price:
Linen black 314-042 9.95 per met re
Bleached cot t on whit e GA4 003 7.40 per met re
Unbleached cot t on of f -whit e 314-043 3.92 per met re
Lycra blue 314-044 13.95 per met re
Nylon red 314-046 5.54 per met re
Ripst op nylon whit e 314-017 6.95 per met re
Teon polycot t on bamboo 314-018 11.14 per met re
Thinsulat e whit e 314-019 9.95 per met re
Gore-Tex t ricot lining grey 314-152 14.95 per met re
Gore-Tex 3 layer but t erscot ch 314-153 29.99 per met re



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ELECTRONYLON - COPPER
This is high-st rengt h rip-st op nylon giving
great st rengt h but also t he highest
conduct ivit y f or any of our w oven
mat erials. The copper coat ing
of it s const it uent micro- bres
gives it an overall copper
appearance but t his can t ar nish
quickly if exposed t o some uids
and handled f requent ly. It has
except ional elect rical conduct ivit y
of virt ually zero Ohms per 100mm measured on a 25mm w ide
st rip.
(100 x 1450mm st rip)
Code: Price:
234-310A 10.08
ELECTRONYLON - NICKEL
This versat ile f abric is composed of a
w oven subst rat e of high qualit y
polyest er t af f et a f abric w it h a
copper and nickel plat ing giving
great conduct ivit y. The product ion
process is comput er cont rolled t o
ensure consist ency and t he nickel
gives t he f abric a dull silver appearance.
It has except ional elect rical conduct ivit y
of virt ually zero Ohms per 100mm measured on a 25mm w ide
st rip.
(100 x 1450mm st rip)
Code: Price:
234-304A 11.20

ZELT
This is a low -cost general purpose copper/t in
coat ed f abric. It can be used f or most
elect rot ext ile applicat ions and of f ers
excellent corrosion resist ance. It has
very good elect rical conduct ivit y
of virt ually zero Ohms per 100mm
measured on a 25mm w ide st rip.
(100 x 1300mm st rip)
Code: Price:
234-308A 11.76
SOFTMESH
This f abric get s it s conduct ivit y f rom t hreads cont aining met allised
micro- bres but t hese are w oven more loosely t o creat e a very
sof t -f eeling f abric. This has good t ear resist ance and
because of it s silver cont ent has mainst ream medical
applicat ions. It has very good elect rical
conduct ivit y of 10 * per 100mm
measured on a 25mm w ide st rip.
* Reduces t o 5 w hen st ret ched.
(100 x 1450mm st rip)
Code: Price:
234-306A 11.99

M indset s supply a comprehensive range of w oven t ext iles and t hread t hat exhibit
ast onishing elect rical propert ies. These can be used f or making elect rical circuit s
w it hin garment s and sof t product s - and f or ot her applicat ions such as elect rical
heat ing.
One of t he most int erest ing of t he mat erials conduct ive Lycra can be used as a
subst it ut e f or convent ional w ires, as a sof t heat ing element and even as a sensor
since it s resist ance changes w hen st ret ched. The mat erials are available individu-
ally or as a comprehensive sample pack.
Electrotextiles
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ELECTROLYCRA
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FABRIC (ACF)
This unique mat erial is a
nickel coat ed nylon f abric
w it h a heat -act ivat ed adhesive
lm backing. Wit h t he applicat ion
of heat (e.g., f rom an iron) it can be
bonded t o subst rat es such as ot her
f abrics, paper, card or w ood and some plast ics. The measured
conduct ivit y of t he f abric is t hat of a met allic conduct or and t he
f abric can t heref ore be used in st rip f orm as a general purpose
conduct or in garment s et c. or as one of t he component s of sof t
sw it ches.
(100 x 350mm st rip)
Code: Price:
234-307A 8.30
CLEARMESH
This is an ult ra- exible copper coat ed polyest er mesh giving up
t o 75% light t ransmission i.e., it is almost t ransparent . It has
excellent elect rical conduct ivit y of virt ually
zero Ohms per 100mm, measured on a
25mm w ide st rip. Applicat ion t ip:
You can use t his mat erial
and all t hose list ed here
as a subst it ut e f or f oil
in making membrane
panel sw it ches.
(100 x 1450mm st rip)
Code: Price:
234-302A 10.08
STEELCLOTH
This f abric is w oven f rom
ult ra- ne st ainless st eel
st rands and so, despit e
being met allic, has a
count er-int uit ive compliant
t ext ile f eel. It can be cut
w it hout signi cant f raying and
has many sof t product applicat ions w herever a conduct ive pat hw ay
is needed. It exhibit s met allic elect rical conduct ivit y.
Resist ance = 1 per 100mm.
(100 x 1020mm st rip)
Code: Price:
234-305A 10.08
This mat erial looks and f eels like ordinary Lycra but is
highly conduct ive. It can be cut int o narrow st rips t o f orm
conduct ing w ires or can be used as a sof t compliant
subst it ut e f or met al and f oil in sw it ches and sensors.
Amazingly, it s conduct ivit y depends how t ight ly it is
st ret ched so if you pull it , t he resist ance increases (and
drops again w hen st ret ched very t ight ly). In a t hin st rip,
t he mat erial also w arms up w hen current is passed t hus
provides t he basis of a heat ed garment or product such
as a hat or gloves.
Applicat ion t ips: Cut out a 25 mm w ide x 300 mm long
st rip and experiment w it h simple ciruit s using crocodile
clip leads t o get a f eel f or it s pract ical applicat ions. If
you connect t his st rip t o a 6v bat t ery, you w ill be able t o
f eel an appreciable w arming ef f ect . (But not e: because
of t he current drain, bat t eries have a relat ively short lif e
w hen used f or heat ing.)
Resist ance = 5 per 100mm. Increasing t o 20 w hen
st ret ched t o 150mm in one axis but dropping t o 2.5
w hen st ret ched at 90 t o t his.
(100 x 1450mm st rip)
Code: Price:
234-309A 32.99

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SILVERTHREAD
CONDUCTIVE THREAD
This is an economical, highly conduct ive
t hread f or use in hand or machine sew ing.
This synt het ic mat erial f eels and behaves
like convent ional cot t on but is made up
of over 100 st rands each w it h a
nano-coat ing of silver. It has an elect rical
resist ance of just 4 per 100mm meaning
t hat just a single t hread can be used in place
of w ires in elect rical circuit s f or LEDs et c. In
experiment s, w e have even run elect ric
mot ors using up t o a met re of Silvert hread
as a subst it ut e f or normal met al w iring. This
mat erial can be used in garment s and sof t
product s as a w oven-in conduct or and t o secure
small circuit boards and w ire component s t o f abrics.
Sold per reel (approx. 50m)
Code: Price:
234-315 25.95
ELECTROTEXTILES
SAMPLE PACK
This unique pack cont ains samples of our elect rot ext iles (conduct ive
f abrics) so t hat you can experiment on small quant it ies and select
t he best mat erials f or your requirement s.
Cont ent s:
Elecrolycra
Clearmesh
Elect ronylon
Elect ronylon
(Nickel)
St eelclot h
Sof t mesh
Zelt
Approx. sample size: 80mm x 80mm
Code: Price:
234-320 9.95
FARADAY FILM
See Plast ic Sheet M at erial sub-sect ion f or product det ails.
Film size: 605mm x 100mm.
Code: Price:
234-313A 9.99
PLASTIC MESH
Widt h: 1320mm
Colour may vary
Code: Price:
314-601 2.90 per met re
PURE WOVEN SILK
This t hin pure silk is now available
at a relat ively low price because
silk w orms can now be f armed all
year round. Silk is an ast onishing
mat erial unbeat able f or it s
st rengt h t o w eight rat io and visual and t act ile qualit ies. This very
t hin variet y is used as a surf ace f or paint ing, some garment s and
f or high qualit y t radit ional kit es. It can also be used experiment ally
t o demonst rat e t he st rengt h of t he mat erial or can be incorporat ed
in DIY composit es by laminat ing et c.
Widt h: 905mm
Code: Price:
314-041 9.95 per met re
SILK COCOONS

These are t he source f or all silk t hread and
f abrics and reveal somet hing of t he amazing
st ory of silk. Each cocoon cont ains up
t o 0.5 mile of silk w oven int o a hard
shell by t he silk w orm. To ext ract t he
silk, each cocoon is placed in hot w at er
t o sof t en t he nat ural binding agent . A
loose end of t hread is t hen w ound ont o
a reeling drum along w it h t he t hreads of
several ot her cocoons t o f orm a t hicker bre. As t he cocoons are
exhaust ed, ot hers are added t o t he reeling t hread. This is a labour-
int ensive operat ion conduct ed on a gigant ic scale considering t he
w orld t onnage of silk now consumed.
The mat erial it self has one of t he highest st rengt h t o w eight rat ios
know n and past uses re ect t his e.g., it has been employed
f or armour, parachut es and (in single st rands) f or cross w ires in
scient i c inst rument s. The raw cocoons w hich have t he f eel of
small hard eggshells - have recent ly f ound new and unusual uses in
product design including dif f users f or LED light ing.
To unw ind t he silk, simply place t he cocoon in very hot w at er f or
about 1 minut e and t hen pick up a loose end of t he w rapping and
lif t it vert ically. As you lif t t he silk w ill come aw ay in a cont inuous
t hread f or up t o 0.5 mile! Each cocoon measures approximat ely
24mm. Sold individually.
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233-149A 0.18
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Flock consist s of
short , chopped bres
applied w it h
adhesive t o give
a f urry t ext ure
on a range of
surf aces. Flock
bres can be
applied using an
elect o-st at ic process
so t hat all t he bres st and up on end. Alt er nat ively, just make a
surf ace st icky using spray-mount f or example, sprinkle on t he ock
and shake of f t he excess.
Sold in bags of 100g.
Colour: Code: Price:
Black 233-137 5.21
Whit e 233-138 5.21
Red 233-139 5.21
Purple 233-140 5.21
Blue 233-141 5.21
BAMBOO FIBRE
This ast onishing mat erial is
one of t he most ef cient
t hermal insulat ors
know n. It is purely
nat ural and biodegrable
and avoids t he skin
irrit at ion hazards of glass
bre. The mat erial is usually
spun and w oven int o t hread and so
it s availabilit y as raw bre is unusual. Ext remely sof t , clean bres.
Qt y: Code: Price:
1kg 233-148 31.50
WARMCEL
An environment ally
f riendly insulat ion
mat erial made
ent irely f rom
recycled paper.
It is resist ant t o re
and t o biological and f ungal
at t ack, t reat ed against insect s and is
unat t ract ive t o vermin.
Code: Price:
314-052 2.18 per kg
BUNGY CORD
Coloured elast icat ed
cord by t he met re.
The 1.2mm dia. cord
is suit able f or t he
Fragrant Freebies
project . The 3mm dia.
cord is suit able f or
such project s as t he
personal organiser
and t he phone pod.
Dia.: Colour: Code: Price (1-19m:) Price (20m+)
1.2mm Black FF1 010 0.21 0.19
1.2mm Orange FF1 011 0.21 0.19
1.2mm Lilac FF1 012 0.21 0.19
1.2mm Yellow FF1 013 0.21 0.19
1.2mm Turquoise FF1 014 0.21 0.19
3.0mm Red FF3 010 0.27 0.25
3.0mm Black FF3 011 0.27 0.25
3.0mm Yellow FF3 012 0.27 0.25
3.0mm Blue/ yellow FF3 013 0.27 0.25
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Code: 1-19 20+
FF2 001 (f or 1.2mm cord) 0.34 0.32
FF2 002 (f or 3mm cord) 0.32 0.30

did you know?
Inside t he silk cocoon you w ill nd
it s creat or. A dead silk w orm comes
w it h every silk cocoon.
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FOILS AND FILMS
MOSIAC FOILS
Self -adhesive f oils w it h incredible visual qualit ies.
Widt h: 630mm
Sold by t he met re.
Colour: Code: Price:
Black 243-025 10.92
SMART IMAGES
Holographic images are now commonplace as securit y devices on
banknot es, credit cards and t hey even f eat ure on new post age
st amps. The t echnology used t o reproduce t his imagery is w idely
applied in t he creat ion of much larger lms used f or packaging
e.g. t he plast ic bags and w rapping paper t hat exhibit t he opt ical
pyrot echnics of a CD surf ace. This t hin lm is used in t he creat ion
of packaging and ot her consumer product s. The spect acular opt ical
ef f ect s, including illusions of movement and dept h, of f er limit less
applicat ions in design and t echnology.

What is t he mat erial?
Smart Images lm comprises a t hin clear polyest er carrier and
a highly re ect ive met al f oil w hose surf ace is embossed on a
micro-scale. The neness of t he embossing is such t hat light
re ect ed f rom it s surf ace is subject t o t hin lm int erf erence a
similar phenomenon t o t he colours arising f rom oil on w at er. The
lm is manuf act ured t o enable t he met al f oil t o be t ransf erred
f rom t he polyest er carrier ont o anot her surf ace such as paper
t o make w rapping paper, plast ic bags et c. This is achieved
commercially using a heat process but , by w ay of experiment , you
can det ach t he f oil by lif t ing it of f w it h Sellot ape or anyt hing w it h
a st icky back.
Each sheet is 305mm w ide and is sold by t he met re.
Pat t er n: Code: Price:
M agma SM 1 006 1.25
Clouds SM 1 007 1.25
Laser M ult i SM 1 008 1.25
Galaxy SM 1 009 1.25
Jungle SM 1 010 1.25
St ar re SM 1 011 1.79
SMART IMAGES STARTER PACK
Cont ains 6 sample lm pat t er ns each 305mm x 0.5m and includes
a robust packing/st orage t ube.
Code: Price:
SM 1 004 9.95
SMART IMAGES CLASS PACK
Cont ains 6 lm pat t er ns each 305mm x 5m and includes a robust
packing/st orage t ube.
Code: Price:
SM 1 005 34.99
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ANIMATION PLASTIC
This mat erial provides t he opt ical basis f or t he animat ion or image
sw it ching ef f ect s seen on advert ising displays as t he view ing angle
of t he observer changes. It is designed f or dual sw it ching but t his
is not an absolut e limit . The crucial t hing is t o align t he image st rips
so t hat each lies exact ly under t he lenses i.e, in phase w it h t he
lenses. M ost graphics sof t w are w ill enable t w o or more pict orial
images t o be sliced up and int erleaved. The spacing bet w een t he
lenses is 1.7mm.
Posit ioning t he image st ripes slight ly out of phase w it h t he lenses
can give rise t o spect acular opt ical ef f ect s especially w hen t he
print ed graphics are moved under t he lenses. This phenomenon
of f ers endless unexplored graphic design opport unit ies. Three
sample print ed images are provided w it h t he plast ic sheet .
Sheet size: 150mm x 150mm x 3.5mm.
Code: Price:
234-111A 3.36
LENTICULAR POLYPROPYLENE SHEET
This remarkable mat erial is now
available t o schools f or t he rst
t ime. It gives t he opt ical
illusion t hat it is
act ually 6mm
t hick inst ead
of less t han
1mm! If you place
an object or image on
t op, it appears t o sink below
t he surf ace. Can be used in
many unusual design and make
cont ext s.
Size: Code: Price:
230 x 320mm PL1 036 2.28

465 x 320mm PL1 051 4.30
465 x 645mm PL1 050 8.39
1395 x 645mm PL1 035 24.26
COLOURED LENTICULAR SHEET
Pat t er ned, coloured lent icular sheet . Sheet size: 255mm x 203mm.
Pat t er n: Code: Price:

1. Aqua 243-016
1.51
2. Waves red 243-013 1.51
3. Bubbles green & w hit e 243-021 1.51
4. Purple liquid 243-019 1.51
5. Clear liquid 243-015 1.51
6. Bubbles red & w hit e 243-020 1.51
7. Liquid gold 243-018 1.51
8. Waves purple 243-012 1.51
9. Liquid yellow & green 243-017 1.51
10. Waves yellow 243-014 1.51
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LIGHT REFLECTIVE FILM
This highly re ect ive lm is t he t ype
used on road/t raf c signs, saf et y
vest s, et c. t o improve visibilit y. It
is exible and has a self -adhesive
backing.
Sheet size: 610mm x 500mm.
Code: Price:
234-139A 6.72
MIRROR POLYSTYRENE
2mm t hick polyst yrene w it h
a perf ect mirror nish on one
side. Suit able f or shallow
vacuum f orming.
Approx size: 250mm x 250mm
Colour: Code: Price:
Silver CS6 004P 2.02
MIRROR ACRYLIC
3mm clear acrylic w it h a perf ect
mirrored nish backing. Edges
are rough-saw n and w ill need
nishing. Final useable area is
t heref ore approximat ely 3mm less
t han t hat st at ed.
Size: Code: Price:
1220 x 610mm 231-102A 40.38

610 x 610mm 231-102B 20.76
610 x 305mm 231-102C 10.38
305 x 305mm 231-102D 5.20
MIRROR FILM
A t ough exible (very
t hin) lm w it h a t rue mirror
nish: makes a perf ect mirror
w hen at but can also be f olded and
f ormed t o creat e ot her mirror f orms such as
parabolic-t ype re ect ors f or f ocussing heat et c. The
aluminium re ect ive layer is very t hin and so t he lm also f unct ions
as a t w o-w ay mirror i.e., you can see t hrough it w hen t he light
levels are higher on t he observat ion side. (Nb. It can be used in
scient i c invest igat ions t o show t he principle of a beam split t er.)
Sheet size: 410mm x 1m (approx.)
Code: Price:
243-001A 3.39
OPTICAL GRADE COLOURED GELS
Can be used t o lt er
light sources f or
special ef f ect s and in
scient i c experiment s.
Supplied in pack of
5 assort ed colours.
Each piece 100 x
140mm approx.
Code: Price:
CS6 020 2.23
INFRARED
FILTER SHEET
Sheet size 200 x 200 x 3mm
Code: Price:
CS6 020H 40.32
POLARISING FILM
48mm x 48mm
approx. Larger sizes are
available on request .
Please not e: t w o pieces are
required at 90 t o view mat erial
st resses.
Code: Price:
CS6 020G 1.33
OPTICAL
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PACK
This pack cont ains
a basic range of
component s and
mat erials t o support act ivit ies described in t he TEP Special Opt ical
syst ems publicat ion . Cont ent s include bre opt ic cable, lenses,
mirror mat erial, phot ot ransist ors, lament bulbs.
Code: Price:
PAC 1202 29.34
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STICKY STONES
(POLISHED MAGNETITE)
These st ones are marble-size
f ragment s of magnet it e t hat
have been highly polished and
art i cially magnet ised. The shapes
provided are random and provide
t he basis f or unusual magnet ic
experiment s. Because of t heir
unusual f eel, t hey are somet imes
reccomended f or st ress-t herapy -
ie. anot her f orm of w orry beads.
Qt y: 200g
Code: Price:
314-009A 6.87
CALCITE (ICELAND SPAR)
Also know n as double
ref ract ing rock t his
f ascinat ing rock makes
object s behind it
appear t o double.
Approx. size: 30mm
x 25mm x 20mm
Code: Price:
234-041 3.46
LODESTONE
The original magnet ic mat erial!
This is t he nat urally occurring
magnet it e mineral used over
t he cent uries f or magnet s
and f or making compasses. It
is now very hard t o nd, but
w as t racked dow n t o supply t o
science specialist s. Apart f rom
it s educat ional and hist orical
int erest , it makes a st riking conversat ion piece w it h it s iron lings
beard .
Qt y: 150g Supplied in gif t box.
Code: Price:
ST1 005 6.25
METEORITES
These new ly f ound
met eorit es come f rom
Gran Chaco Gualamba,
Argent ina. They are
classi ed in Group I and
are composed by 6.68%
Ni, 0.43% Co, 0.25%
P, 87 ppm Ga, 407 ppm
Ge, 3.6 ppm Ir. The
remaining port ion is iron.
M et eorit es are prized f or t heir ext rat errest rial int erest but some
t ypes have been used hist orically as a source of usef ul met al
in t he cont ext of t ools, w eapons and even jew ellery. The
met eorit es supplied here are met allic nugget s w hich have been
cleaned and have a dull grey appearance. They can be polished
or t hey can be cut and w orked using met al w orking t ools.
Approx w eight : 40g.
Code: Price:
314-055 6.25

did you know?
An est imat ed 500 met eorit es ranging
in size f rom marbles t o basket balls or
larger reach t he surf ace each year
did you know?
You can make your ow n oil paint s
using M INDSETS Food Colourings.
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MONEY BY
THE KILO
Wit h t he generous support of t he Bank of England, w e can now
supply you w it h old money dest ined f or scrap. Each year several
hundred t ons of used bank not es are shredded, but incinerat ion
and land- ll are no longer considered accept able opt ions. The
recycling opt ions include pot plant compost , prof essional craf t
w ork, and t he product ion of small product s such as pencils. The
lat t er are made using grinding and mixing processes t o produce a
homogeneous mat erial w hich is ext ruded around a pencil core.
Shredded bank not es leaving t he Bank of England range in
part icle size f rom dust t o pieces of paper up t o 2cm square.
The average size is around 3mm x 3mm w hich means t hat
most of t he pieces can be visually ident i ed as money.
By arrangement , t he Bank of England shredded not es are f ree
but a nominal packaging and handling charge is added. To cover
overall processing cost s, t he bags are only available as part of a
minimum goods order of 25 (including t he shredded money
at 2.00) - or seperat ely w it h a special 5.00 order processing
cost plus delivery charge. At t he moment , t he maximum t hat w e
can supply f or each order t ransact ion is 1Kg. Average f ace value
w hen int act 15,000 - 30,000 - Depending on not e shredded.
Size: Code: Price:
1kg 131-051 2.50
ACETONE
Acet one is a good solvent f or most plast ics and
synt het ic bres. It is ideal f or t hinning breglass
resin and dissolving t w o-part epoxies and
superglue bef ore hardening. As a heavy-dut y
degreaser, it is usef ul in t he preparat ion of
met al prior t o paint ing; it also t hins polyest er
resins, vinyl and adhesives.
WARNING: Highly ammable.1 lit re.
Code: Price:
233-115 24.95
SODIUM HYDROGEN
CARBONATE
Bicarbonat e of Soda. 400g.
Supplied in a re-useable pot .
Code: Price:
322-090A 2.80
FOOD COLOURINGS
These mat erials
are used f or f ood
colouring and give
an int ense colour t o
any w at er-based
mix. They are
used by some
craf t specialist s
t o make non-t oxic w at er
based colouring f or w ooden
product s, but can be used f or a variet y of
purposes including colouring hydrogels, paper, and
Polymorph. The polymorph is rst f used and t hen t he pow der is
added and w orked in mechanically by hand. Alt hough a labour-
int ensive process, t his is about t he only one available at present .
Supplied in a quant it y of 2g. in a plast ic pot .
Colour: Code: Price:
Red 233-182A 0.45
Blue 233-184A 0.45
CITRIC ACID
Qt y: 400g. Supplied in a
re-useable pot .
Code: Price:
314-306A 2.45
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ORGANICS
MOPANI WOOD
This remarkable mat erial is
t he closest t hat a w orkable
w ood get s t o being f ossilised.
When it is cut t hrough in small
sect ions, it reveals a beaut if ul
brow n mat erial t hat can be used
in jew ellery and ot her small
object s. Like ot her very hard
w oods, t his mat erial creat es ne
dust w hen saw n and should be
w orked in accordance w it h any
prevailing risk assessment policy.
Size: Code: Price:
Whole sect ion 234-011 17.95
CORK
This re-const it ut ed cork sheet
can be cut using a craf t knif e
or scissors. Applicat ions
range f rom oat s f or DIY
compass needles and
pyrolyt ic graphit e - t o
product design, w here
speci c surf ace propert ies and t ext ures are needed.
Sheet size 300mm x 300mm x 4mm
Code: Price:
314-303 2.18

IVORY NUTS
Nat urally occurring nut s
w it h a densit y, hardness
and nish equal t o
ivory. Can be used in
carving applicat ions
or simply polished
t o of f er an at t ract ive
object of curiosit y.
Qt y: Code: Price:
Approx. 16 nut s 234-025 19.95
Each 234-025A 1.00

TURQUOISE SHELL
This is dyed shell
mat erial t hat can
be cut and applied
in jew ellery making
and in ot her craf t
applicat ions.
Supplied in a
quant it y of 250g.
Code: Price:
234-019A 2.80
BROKEN EXOTIC
SHELLS
These assort ed shells
cont ain a high
proport ion of abelone
and ot her decorat ive
shells, such as naut ilus,
t hat can be used f or making
jew ellery. The shells can be cut w it h
normal t ools and abraded and polished t o
shape. Nb. The variet y of abelone provided here is a by-product of
t he f ood indust ry but is almost ident ical t o t he (now ) prot ect ed
t ype used w idely in Vict orian t imes f or M ot her of Pearl inlays et c.

Code: Price:
234-030A 3.25
PEACOCK FEATHERS
These are among t he largest and
most decorat ive of any f eat hers
and have uses ranging f rom design
inspirat ion (pace William M orris,
William de M organ), t o incorpo-
rat ion int o jew ellery and small
decorat ive art ef act s. (Nb: Scient i c
angle: The iridescent colouring is
caused by nano-scale st ruct ures
t hat scat t er re ect ed light .)
Pack of 10 nat ural peacock
f eat hers. Approx 300mm lengt h.
Code: Price:
234-140 3.95
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WAXES, RESINS AND FRAGRANCE
COMPOUNDS
FRAGRANCE
COMPOUNDS
Suit able f or aromat herapy
devices, et c., t hese are genuine
essent ial oils mixed w it h a volat ile
medium. Using a simple delivery
syst em e.g. a small f an blow ing
air over a moist ened pad - a
minut e quant it y can f ragrance
a room. Alt hough a cert ain
amount of f olklore surrounds t he
use of aromat herapy product s,
some basic psychological ef f ect s are proven so much
so t hat commercial organisat ions invest large amount s
in f ormulat ing compounds t o in uence consumers.
These f ragrances have been f ormulat ed t o accompany a
TEP publicat ion w hich explains in det ail t he concept of a
simple f an delivery syst em f or aromat herapy. The f ragrances
can also be used in ot her design and make cont ext s w here
a background aroma is called f or. Eleven f ragrances are
available in 10cc glass bot t les w it h a built -in dropper.
One bot t le w ill provide enough f ragrance f or 10 st udent s.
Please not e: A saf et y dat a sheet is available on request f or t hese f ragrances.
They are not suit able f or use as body scent s.
Fragrance: Code: Price:
Lavender ARO 001A 1.49
GEL WAX
This unusual gel w as
recent ly highlight ed in
t he Shef eld Hallam
Fragrant Freebies project
t o design and make
an air f reshener. It
melt s at just 70C so
can easily and saf ely be poured int o a mould. Colour it w hen
molt en by adding w ax dye and f ragrance it w it h aromat herapy
oils. The correct mixt ure requires experiment at ion. If t oo much
oil is added t he gel w ill not set . If not enough oil is added
t here w ill be t oo lit t le scent t o permeat e t he at mosphere.
No. persons served: Code: Price:
40 FF1 003 8.99

GEL WAX DYE
Pack of assort ed
colours.
Suf cient f or approx.
50 st udent s.
Code: Price:
FF1 004 3.50
GUM COPAL
This mat erial is one of a
large variet y of nat urally
occurring resins t hat
w ere used t radit ionally
f or var nish making by
dissolving in alcohol
or spirit s (including
met hylat ed spirit s). It is
st ill used f or t radit ional
var nish making and
applie by conservat ion
specialist s reproducing
old nishes.
Qt y: 100g.
Code: Price:
233-109 4.85
BEESWAX NATURAL PELLETS
A mat erial t hat hardly
needs descript ion,
beesw ax w it h it s
low melt ing point and
aromat ic qualit ies - is
st ill used w idely t o make
qualit y candles and
up-market t radit ion
f ur nit ure polishes. It can
should be mixed w it h
t urpent ine (see st ock no. 233-116) t o make t radit ional polish. Nb.
it also had many ot her uses: a coat ing f or t w ine and st ring, sealant
f or bot t les, ant isept ic poult ice ingredient , a model making medium
f or anat omical models many of w hich survive af t er several
hundred years.
100g.
Code: Price:
233-113 3.27