Elforyn imitation ivory was developed by a prominent German polymer company that was approached by a University Art professor who was seeking a replacement for real ivory with an emphasis on the new material being carve-able and machinable like ivory. The new material also had to take both a buffed and a clear coat finish. Elforyn does all of that and more. The resulting material is an incredibly strong imitation ivory that carves, files, mills, turns and sands expertly and takes a buffed or clear coat finish. It glues well with CA or epoxy glues.
The milling and inlay properties are excellent and the material strength is very high. It sands and polishes like ivory and it takes a buffed finish or a clear coat finish. Clear coat and other finishes do not affect the material. You will not experience warping, cupping, etc. as this is an extremely stable material and it will not cause a finish to bubble or blister as some faux ivory material do.
Elforyn fluoresces under a black light with patterning that conveys to any customs or wildlife agent that it is a man made material and not real ivory. Technical data found on each Elforyn product detail page in each product listing.
Available in white (white as snow and with no grain) and in ivory grain (Ivory color with light grain pattern). This selection is for the white Elforyn.