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Polycaprolactone (aka Instamorph, Simple Plastic, Polymorph, Shapelock...) now available in Australia
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Christopher Moore
(christophermoore)
Polycaprolactone (aka Instamorph, Simple Plastic, Polymorph, Shapelock...) now available in Australia on 04/18/2012 21:44:12 MDT Print View

Polycaprolactone is now available in Australia, as Plastimake.

This is a plastic that, once heated to over 60C, can be molded into all kinds of interesting parts (e.g. guy line toggles).

A sort of review is here.

Peter Edmunds
(petered) - F
Plastimake fishing rod on 04/26/2012 01:05:02 MDT Print View

Hi, I run the Plastimake website, but I'm also a regular hiker. I have about 50g of Plastimake packed in my set of default hiking gear. It has come in handy on several expeditions for general fixes and repairs.

I heat it up in water on my Trangia, quick and easy.

My favourite use so far has been the creation of makeshift fishing rods by moulding Plastimake eyelets onto a found branch. It means I don't have to pack a fishing rod, which is pretty cool.

Fishing rod with Plastimake eyelets

Bill Segraves
(sbill9000) - F - M
plastimake fishing rod on 04/26/2012 03:28:08 MDT Print View

That is awesome! Well done!

Best,

Bill

Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
Awesome + 1 on 04/27/2012 03:56:21 MDT Print View

Wow, that is great!!

Getting some right now!

Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
review on 05/16/2012 04:14:29 MDT Print View

A quick blog post below.

In summary, I love this stuff! I have made all sorts of things with it and it is cheap and light!

http://hiking26.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/plastimake-magic.html

Jason Hung
(moma-moma) - F - M

Locale: store.picharpak.com
very good info! on 05/30/2012 11:22:22 MDT Print View

this is a cool material! better then sugru!!