Deranged Sellotape (UV Damaged)

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Deranged Sellotape (UV Damaged)
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This treacle-coloured, crystalline object was found by the Institute of Making’s Creative Director Zoe Laughlin at her family farm. Although completely warped and now totally dysfunctional as a result of UV degradation, it is still recognisably a roll of Sellotape. Sellotape is in fact the trademark of the British brand, but it has become the colloquial name for transparent, cellulose-based tape with an adhesive on one side. This generic trademark has even made it into the Oxford English Dictionary.

Sample ID: 336

Particularities

State
Object
Compound
Donated by
Henry Burch & Son, Downscourt Farm
Selections
Categories
Polymers | Vegetable
Curiosities
Damage
Relationships
Adhesive | Rubber | Polymer | Sticky | Dysfunctional | Tape | Degraded | UV-damaged | Melted | Cellulose | Cellophane | Recognisable | Deranged

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