Material Horn
It is an organic material containing 80% keratin. It is thermoplastic and can be worked after dry heating or immersion in boiling water or alkaline solutions.

After softening it can be pressed obtaining objects and various laminas, such as tobacco containers, boxes, buttons, pens and combs. It was successfully applied, especially in England, before the advent of plastics.
Danish Name Horn
Category Biopolymers
Environmen- tal notes Creation: Horn is natural organic material.
Photo Thomas Nissen (Computer graphics)
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