Potential Materials Research (What are the properties of each one? (3 (It…
Potential Materials Research
What are the properties of each one?
It is flexible, hard, shiny and transparent/translucent. It's easy to print on too.
It is lightweight material that is easily shape-able with a knife. Some types are quite crumbly but others a fairly dense structure.
It is rigid and easy to cover with paper so that graphics can be printed onto it.
It has a high quality blenched surface, which is ideal for printing.
It is easy to print on and can stick on other surfaces easily.
What are the sustainability issues associated with these materials?
Grey board comes from well managed forests so it is sustainable.
Most plastics are made out of crude oil which is a finite resource.
It is bio-degradable.
It is not very sustainable but can be recycled.
It is environmental because it is recyclable.
What are they used for?
It's found on game boards, handback books, ring binders, covered boxes, etc.
I can use it to create the building in the kit I make.
It's used for packaging where the product needs to be seen.
I can use it to show my product in the packaging as multiple people said they would like to see a little bit of the product in the packaging.
It's used for primary packaging (packaging for individual items) .
I can use it for my outer packaging for my product.
It is good for making 3D models but you need to fill the surface if you're going to paint the model.
I can use it on the bottom of my building to make sure it is secure and won't fall over once constructed by the buyer
It can be used for drawing on and printing on and is also easily shape-able.
I can use it to decorate the building in my kit
Materials I could use
Expanded polystyrene foam
Solid white board
80gsm general purpose paper