Wednesday, June 16, 2010


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Aqueous coating, schmaqueous coating – I say!

Sally Jane found this deck of late-50s/early-60s vintage Cheer-up playing cards that are "doubly protected by Redi-Slip finish that contains Corobex." Sure, aqueous coating is a "fast-drying, water-based, protective coating that provides a high gloss surface which protects the surface from dirt, smudges, fingerprints and scratch" but can it protect you from germs? I thought not.

From playing cards to contact lenses, food service, catheters, fibers, textiles, monomers and polymers – Corobex is on the job. And there's just something sweet about their logo and that metallic ink, isn't there?