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'''Plastic fluteboard''' is very much like corrugated cardboard, but made from plastic. It can be found at sign companies that print custom signs like for the politicians. Large sheets can be found at plastic dealers. [http://www.coroplast.com Coroplast] is one brand name. It is not hard to find, but will not likely be at your local big-box home improvement store. Note that using this material, is much harder to make a solar cooker that will fold down compactly than when constructing with [[cardboard]].
   
[[Image:Plastic_cookits_during_training_in_Sudan.jpg|thumb|Plastic fluteboard can be used to construct [[CooKit]] solar panel cookers that are waterproof and much more durable than the normal cardboard version. This version of the CooKit is called the [[Poly-Furnace]].]]'''Plastic fluteboard''' is very much like corrugated cardboard, but made from plastic. It can be found at sign companies that print custom signs like for the politicians. Large sheets can be found at plastic dealers. [http://www.coroplast.com Coroplast] is one brand name. It is not hard to find but will not be at your local Home Depot. Note that using this material is much harder to make a solar cooker that folds down compactly than when using [[cardboard]].
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[[File:Panel-Box_Cooker_cooking_enclosure,_11-21-12.jpg|thumb|250px|The plastic fluteboard panels are joined with slightly loose fitting zip-ties installed on six inch centers to create hinges for the [[Panel-Box Cooker]].]]
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[[Image:Plastic_cookits_during_training_in_Sudan.jpg|thumb|250px|Plastic fluteboard can be used to construct [[CooKit]] solar panel cookers that are waterproof and much more durable than the normal cardboard version. This version of the CooKit is called the [[Poly-Furnace]].]]
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One way to address the folding problem is with the use of plastic zip-ties. The [[Panel-Box Cooker]] uses the zip-ties to create hinge connections for the panels. Fluteboard can be creased and folded, but it does not offer the ability to have the articulated panels lay flat for storage or shipping of the cooker.
   
 
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* [http://solarcooking.org/newsletters/scrnov07.htm#Plastic University students put corrugated plastic to the test] - ''[[Solar Cooker Review]]''
 
* [http://solarcooking.org/newsletters/scrnov07.htm#Plastic University students put corrugated plastic to the test] - ''[[Solar Cooker Review]]''
 
* http://www.coroplast.com
 
* http://www.coroplast.com

Revision as of 21:12, February 14, 2013

Plastic fluteboard is very much like corrugated cardboard, but made from plastic. It can be found at sign companies that print custom signs like for the politicians. Large sheets can be found at plastic dealers. Coroplast is one brand name. It is not hard to find, but will not likely be at your local big-box home improvement store. Note that using this material, is much harder to make a solar cooker that will fold down compactly than when constructing with cardboard.

Panel-Box Cooker cooking enclosure, 11-21-12

The plastic fluteboard panels are joined with slightly loose fitting zip-ties installed on six inch centers to create hinges for the Panel-Box Cooker.

Plastic cookits during training in Sudan

Plastic fluteboard can be used to construct CooKit solar panel cookers that are waterproof and much more durable than the normal cardboard version. This version of the CooKit is called the Poly-Furnace.

One way to address the folding problem is with the use of plastic zip-ties. The Panel-Box Cooker uses the zip-ties to create hinge connections for the panels. Fluteboard can be creased and folded, but it does not offer the ability to have the articulated panels lay flat for storage or shipping of the cooker.

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