Kirinite™ is a versatile, innovative acrylic sheet material that is bringing new excitement to an ever-increasing variety of products. Kirinite comes in a wide array of alluring colours and patterns, but there’s a lot more to Kirinite than just dazzling colors. It is a great tone material for guitar picks and will help in getting bite and volume into your guitar tone.
This material known as Galalith is an original era manufacture of a synthetic plastic material produced by the interaction of casein (a milk protein) and formaldehyde. Invented in 1893 and first commercially produced in 1900, its trade name is derived from the Greek words gala (milk) and lithos (stone). It is odourless, insoluble in water, biodegradable, non-allergenic, antistatic and virtually nonflammable. Talk about environmentally friendly and sustainable. It also is a joy to work with and polishes up to a lovely transparent deep sheen. What’s not to like? And, true to its heritage and composition, Galalith’s tone is slightly mellower and rounded than that produced by its more recent brethren Kirinite, Juma, and epoxy, but offers great clarity and definition.
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