Roll of 'Fablon', 1985.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Roll of 'Fablon', 1985.

Richardson, Claire

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Roll of 'Fablon' self-adhesive PVC in printed novelty. Manufactured by Commercial Plastics Ltd 1985. PVC is a polymer of vinyl chloride (chloroethane). It forms a rigid white solid mouldable plastic, but can be made in a flexible form if a plasticiser is added to it. PVC is tough, non-flammable, resistant to moisture, and a good electrical insulator. Uses include pipes, electrical insulators, and clothing, as well as bottles.



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