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Jan 15, 2013, 02:51 PM
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When I was a kid, silkspan was considered half way between tissue and silk. In terms of puncture resistance, it was more like tissue. Silkspan came with some 1/2 A control line and free flight kits that I bought in the 70s.
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Jan 16, 2013, 11:51 PM
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I went into a fabric shop recently and found what looked like #0 silkspan; they called it Pellon...
Jan 17, 2013, 01:38 AM
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Hi Guys, here in Mexico the pellon is a sheet of fibers, always white, and most used for drawing with chalk and as background on embroidery. itīs light and very very cheap. never tried, but looks like heavy tissue.
Jan 17, 2013, 10:34 AM
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I think my mother used to use that stuff to make templates, or as she called them, patterns for her sewing projects.
Jan 17, 2013, 10:47 PM
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silkspan


Hi Guys,

I've been searching for years to find out who manufacters silkspan. Any thought here.

Thanks,

Rick
Jan 18, 2013, 07:39 AM
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Hi Rick

Silkspan was made by a company called

Aldine Paper Company
a division of Gould Paper Corporation
145 East 32nd. Street, New York, NY 10016

I think they are now out of business but I really don't know. I suppose you live in the USA and perhaps it would be easy for you to find out about them.

Eduardo
Jul 17, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Comparible Silkspan - 7.17.2013


Heya everyone,

I spoke with a Aldine rep and he wasn't familiar with it and they only make paper products.

Does anyone know of a material, whether it's 00 grade silkspan material or another that is an opaque White version? Iv'e been spraying silkspan white for opacity and then digitally printing labels. It has worked ok for the most part. But i'd like to skip having to spray the material with White paint if I can find the material already in that color.

Any help would be wonderful.


Thanks in advance,
Matt
Jul 17, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TrafconKnight View Post
Heya everyone,

I spoke with a Aldine rep and he wasn't familiar with it and they only make paper products.

Does anyone know of a material, whether it's 00 grade silkspan material or another that is an opaque White version? Iv'e been spraying silkspan white for opacity and then digitally printing labels. It has worked ok for the most part. But i'd like to skip having to spray the material with White paint if I can find the material already in that color.

Any help would be wonderful.

I

Thanks in advance,
Matt
I'm absolutely sure Aldine paper Co. manufactured at one time Silkspan. I know this for sure because way back in 1972, I was in conversations with the late Ed Manulkin of Sterling Models to manufacture under license his line of kits in Colombia for all Spanish speaking countries worldwide. One of the issues he mentioned was sllkspan and he not only told me about Aldine making it but he also gave me their address. Of course this was in 1972 so perhaps, if Aldine is still in business, they don't make it any more. However, it is interesting to note that Sllikspan is the same paper used for tea bags. So SOMEONE must be making it these days because I buy in my local supermarket Lipton tea and other similar herb beverages all packed in silkspan. I did ask these people and they told me that their head office sent the bags so no information about the paper was available.
Jul 17, 2013, 04:03 PM
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Yeah. Heh. That was many decades ago. I guess they stopped making it.

Some months ago I tried to find a supplier (that supplied the similar material used in tea bags.) but couldn't get anyone to call me back. I must be too much of a small fish for the companies I was contacting.
Jul 17, 2013, 04:14 PM
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But it is interesting to continue trying to find out who is making it these days. There MUST be someone, otherwise we would have no tea bags and no 5 pm tea!!!! It is much easier on your end to search for it than from mine. Any progress, let us know.
Mar 02, 2014, 10:59 PM
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Just posted on Stunt Hangar Forum. Brodak has a new supplier of O silkspan. I checked his website and it is not listed yet. You might have to call to purchase.

Joe
Mar 03, 2014, 09:04 AM
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Just posted on Stunt Hangar Forum. Brodak has a new supplier of O silkspan. I checked his website and it is not listed yet. You might have to call to purchase.

Joe
That's good news. I'm checking K&S to see if they have it again.
Mar 10, 2014, 10:30 PM
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For sale on Ebay


One full package (30 sheets) of medium weight K&S silkspan.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231174273107...84.m1423.l2649

Seriously. Stock up while you have a chance.
Mar 11, 2014, 01:34 AM
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Seriously. Stock up while you have a chance.
That's exactly what I thought during the sixties and seventies, for all our traditional stuff. I'm sure glad I did!
Mar 25, 2014, 04:58 PM
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One full package (30 sheets) of medium weight K&S silkspan.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231174273107...84.m1423.l2649

Seriously. Stock up while you have a chance.
Yow!! They are trying to make a killing, selling it for way overprice!!


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