The aim of this Materials Library is to identify what sustainable materials are local and/or available to use! You may be looking for a particular material but would prefer to use surplus instead of new stock, or perhaps you have a project and are seeking inspiration and insight into other working practices or alternative products. Generally the information provided in this library has been provided through the experience and knowledge of it various users.
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|Description||Jesmonite consists of a gypsum based material in an acrylic resin. It is a versatile material and used in several ways, typically sculptures or other 3D work, as a surface material in the construction industry, it can aslo be used for casting, laminating and mixed with other materials.|
|Properties||Considered durable, flame and impact resistant. it can be used to create small and large scale objects. When mixed it can be coloured with pigments or metal powders. it surface can be finished to replicate plaster, stone, metal or wood. It is considered to be a low hazard material and emits no toxic fumes however the mixing should be performed with gloves, eye protection and a dust mask.|
|Sustainability||As a company Jesmonite was in 2019 certified BS EN ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognised standard that demonstrates an organisation commitment to its staff, stakeholders and customers worldwide. More information is needed regarding the processing and manufacturing of the material itself.|