Pop up books wear and tear easily because paper is the only material used till now. They are highly intricate and therefore quite expensive and parents avoid buying them. They expect value for their money and with them perishing so easily, its hard to find that.
Foam is durable and light. I came across EVA- Ethylene vinyl acetate. EVA is one of the materials popularly known as expanded rubber or foam rubber. It is light weight, easy to mold, odorless, glossy finish, water-proof and cheaper compared to natural rubber.
Thermoplastic Polymer Film is much like paper. William McDonough and Michael Braungart's book 'Cradle to Cradle' is printed on polymer film for paper and prints information with inks that can be easily and safely removed for true recycling. And polymer 'paper' feels as good as cellulose-based papers. It is not made from wood pulp, but rather from plastic resins and inorganic fillers. It can be recycled and is water-proof.
The earth laughs in flowers
4 years ago