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TRI-Funori is a non-toxic, all-natural starch derived from seaweed (Gloiopeltis furcata and Gloiopeltis tenax) only found on the shores of the Sea of Japan.
Dissolves easily in warm water
Does not mobilize soluble salts in paper and therefore does not leave tide lines
Is an excellent poultice cleaning agent
Dries matte and transparent – is a perfect xative for powdery paints
Is fully reversible as an adhesive for conservation
- Is a medium when used with powdered pigments for reversible infill painting
TRI-Funori is complementing JunFunori
The entire “vintage” is processed as a single batch – i.e. “TRI-Funori 2015”
The resulting vintage is then tested for viscosity, adhesive strength and optical clarity in an
ISO certifed lab with the results published and available to the purchaser
- The clear liquid is frozen into blocks and then freeze dried resulting in the billowy cotton candy material which is very easy to re-hydrate
How to Re-hydrate TRI-Funori
TRI-Funori is re-hydrated for use by adding it to distilled water in a ratio of 1 part TRI-Funori to 100 parts water by weight.
Start by breaking up the TRI-Funori into the measured cold water in a small container.
Whisk or stir vigorously for 15-20 minutes over a hot water bath at about 50°C until all the particles are completely dissolved. A conventional infant bottle warmer is a good inexpensive tool for heating TRI-Funori to the optimal mixing temperature.
Fine air bubbles will form due to the stirring action. These will float out after a few minutes rest.
After re-hydrating, TRI-Funori can be further diluted for the purpose at hand.
Unused re-hydrated TRI-Funori should be kept refrigerated in an airtight container.
TRI-Funori is packaged in a Faraday Shield re-sealable vacuum bag. 1g and 2g pads