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How long would you soften polymer clay to use it?
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What is the difference between a simple and long chain polymer?
What is the difference between simple and long chain polymer?
Asked in Arts and Crafts
How long does sculpy go in the oven for?
For Fimo Polymer clay and Sculpey Polymer clay should be baked in the oven on a baking sheet covered with foil or baking parchment for about 20 minutes to 1 hour at 130 C / 275 F Or...5-3 hours at around 220, and let it cool in the oven...:) "The information is on the back of the packages" Fimo & Sculpey clay requires an oven, heated to 265 degrees, and bake clay for 30 minutes. And yes, use foil or baking parchment with old cookie sheet. (use the cookie sheet only for clay, never for food)
Asked in Geology, Ceramics and Pottery
How do you soften hard clay?
If the clay is completely dry you would need to grind it into a powder and mix it with water. You can buy a pug mill which will do this or you can do it by hand but it is a lot of work and the dust is very hazardous for your lungs. If the clay is not completely dry you can do several things. If the clay is in a large block you can use an electric drill with a long bit attached and drill several holes through it. Put the clay in a airtight bag and put in a fair amount of water. Let the clay sit for several days, rotating it everyday to keep the water dispersed and make sure to add more water as it is absorbed. This will work eventually although it takes a while if you live in a dry climate. Another thing I found out by accident is that if you leave the clay outside in a cold environment for a few days it helps soften it up. I once left several blocks of clay in the trunk of my car for a few days in the middle of winter. When I took it out the clay was very soft; too soft to work with. I have since used this method for moderately dry clay.
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Asked in Baking, Cooking Times and Temperatures
How long do you bake clay and at what temperature?
My answer goes for Polymer Clay: You cook it IN AN OVEN for 15 mins per quarter of an inch of thickness (How thick the clay is) at 275F. That's if you are using Sculpey. I think all clays made by Sculpey are baked at the same temperature for the same amount of time, but I'm not sure. Also when you buy your clay look at the instructions. It will tell you how to bake it. DO NOT PUT IN MICROWAVE!! It will become soft and lumpy then turn super hard.
Asked in Plastics and Polymers
What are the monomers and polymers of organic compound?
(Carbohydrate) Monomer- glucose and fructose Polymer- such as starch (Lipids) Monomer- such as fatty acid Polymer- diglycerides and triglycerides (Proteins) Monomer- amino acid Small polymer- Peptides Long polymer- egg protien (Nucleic acid) Monomer- cytosine, quinine, adenine, thymine, and uracil Polymer- DNA and RNA
Asked in Plastics and Polymers
How polymer become a polymer?
Polymer means many monomers. Sometimes polymers are also known as macromolecules or large-sized molecules. Usually, polymers are organic (but not necessarily). A monomer is a molecule that is able to bond in long chains. Here is a monomer: Here is a polymer: A polymer can be made up of thousands of monomer. This linking up of monomers is called polymerization