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Towards Sustainable Batik

Date : 2011-03-15 11:03:52

DescriptionPeak Wax? The most commonly used waxes for batik in Britain are paraffin wax, microcrystalline wax and beeswax. Traditionally resins (not a wax) were incorporated into batik wax, while soy wax and other plant substances are among newer resists. Waxes have differing properties, such as melting point and stickiness that enable a range of resist qualities. Over the next year I will present information on the production or manufacturing, and disposal of these waxes, starting with beeswax. Wax is defined by Chambers as "any of a wide variety of solid or semi-solid lipids, either natural or synthetic, that are typically shiny, have a low melting point, are easily moulded when warm, and are insoluble in water". ...

http://www.robinparis.co.uk/sustainable/beeswax.htm

Name of InstitutionTowards Sustainable Batik

Author(s) NameGiulia Macola

Added/Updated byGiulia Macola



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