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#1 2005-03-16 07:55:41

Palomar
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Re: Glad Press & Seal

[color=#810541:post_uid6]Sealing is Believing  big_smile

*I haven't yet tried this product in my home, but what about taking this technology to Mars?  It'd have 1001 uses.  Can store -anything- within its pressable confines.  Could it be manufactured on Mars, biodegradable and recyclable too?

Food, drink covers, small tools, etc.

Though I'd put this here, rather than in the Civ & Culture folder (makes more sense to me).

--Cindy[/color:post_uid6]


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#2 2005-03-16 08:17:35

dicktice
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Re: Glad Press & Seal

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Wow, great for sealing micrometeorite holes![/color:post_uid0]

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#3 2005-03-16 09:13:15

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Re: Glad Press & Seal

[color=#000000:post_uid14]Might even help with any patch job on RCC tiles. Place into hole from inside and plug hole from outside using caulking guns.[/color:post_uid14]

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#4 2005-03-17 15:43:32

C M Edwards
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Re: Glad Press & Seal

[color=#000000:post_uid0]There's no way that it would work right out of the box at -90 degrees.  No plastic stays so plyable at that temperature.

However, it wouldn't require much heat to make it work, either.  And, unlike simple Saran film, it doesn't seem to lose its seal when frozen.  An extra tool would be required - perhaps some sort of heating pad to press it down with instead of fingers - but it might be worth it for the use of such a versatile covering material.[/color:post_uid0]


"We go big, or we don't go."  - GCNRevenger

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#5 2005-03-19 07:00:25

Palomar
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Re: Glad Press & Seal

[color=#000000:post_uid6]There's no way that it would work right out of the box at -90 degrees.  No plastic stays so plyable at that temperature.

However, it wouldn't require much heat to make it work, either.  And, unlike simple Saran film, it doesn't seem to lose its seal when frozen.  An extra tool would be required - perhaps some sort of heating pad to press it down with instead of fingers - but it might be worth it for the use of such a versatile covering material.[/color:post_uid6][/quote:post_uid6]
[color=#810541:post_uid6]*Hmmmm...well, I was thinking of [b:post_uid6]indoor[/b:post_uid6] use for the stuff, primarily.  But if they can use something akin to "Glad Press & Seal" outdoors, why not of course.  smile

I purchased a roll of the stuff earlier this week.  I want to see for myself if it can seal -- tightly -- [b:post_uid6]beverages[/b:post_uid6].  Will be fun to experiment with.

--Cindy[/color:post_uid6]


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#6 2005-03-21 15:23:04

C M Edwards
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Re: Glad Press & Seal

[color=#000000:post_uid1]Please, let us know the outcome of your investigation.[/color:post_uid1]


"We go big, or we don't go."  - GCNRevenger

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#7 2005-03-21 20:13:11

Palomar
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Re: Glad Press & Seal

[color=#810541:post_uid5]*First tried this product a few minutes ago.

1.  A large bowl of warm beef stew leftovers.  The Glad Press & Seal didn't seal the bowl's edge at all.  Not sure if a) I didn't press-pinch the Glad P&S tightly enough on the rim or if b) the rim wasn't dry enough or c) the remaining heat of the beef stew interfered.  Transferred stew to a Tupperware container.

2.  The Glad P&S worked fine on an empty cup -- sealed tightly.

3.  I filled another cup 2/3 full of cool water.  Rim dry.  I pinch-pressed the Glad P&S over the rim.  It sealed tightly.  I up-ended the cup, held it over the sink and shook it briskly.  The seal held.  No leaks, nothing. 

Will try again later with another *warm* beverage or food item.

This stuff is [b:post_uid5]really[/b:post_uid5] thin, too -- sort of like onion paper.  smile

--Cindy[/color:post_uid5]


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#8 2005-07-17 16:35:29

Mace
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Re: Glad Press & Seal

[color=#000000:post_uid0]holds water in, amazing! Perhaps it could also hold an entire environment in also? A sort of cheap, temporary dome. I wonder how much pressure it could hold without ripping.[/color:post_uid0]

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