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gutta percha


Core Record

Title gutta percha
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University College at Bournemouth
Date circa 1965
Description A wedge shaped sample of gutta percha. Gutta percha (Palaquium) is a genus of tropical trees native to Southeast Asia and northern Australasia, from Taiwan south to the Malay Peninsula and east to the Solomon Islands. It is also an inelastic natural latex produced from the sap of these trees, particularly from the species Palaquium gutta. Chemically, gutta percha is a polyterpene, a polymer of isoprene (trans-1,4-polyisoprene). This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.
Accession Number PHSL : 151
Dimensions depth 45mm, diameter 240mm
Materials plastic, gutta percha
Notes Everyday objects, such as those in this collection, are sometimes difficult to research. If you have any information about this object please contact the museum on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Rights MoDiP has done its utmost to obtain clearance from all IPR holders before adding images to this catalogue, if you believe that any image has been used without permission please contact us on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Method cast
 

 

 

 

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