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Plaw

Category
Code
PLA1166
Country
Japan

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Plaw is a material that combines the aesthetics of wood with the properties of plastic. The material is made by using a singed wooden mould, to which resin is added. During the curing process, the charred surface of the wood is transferred onto the material, copying the grain. The patterned ashes cause the plastic to look like translucent wood.

The mould can be used several times, so that nearly identical pieces can be created.

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