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An early 20th century (about 1928) proprietary name for a urea thiourea formaldehyde resin. Bandalasta was a precursor to Beetle resins. The resins were naturally light colored and often produced in numerous pastel shades. Some were sprinkled with pigments to simulate variegated colors of marble and alabaster. However Bandalasta resins had poor heat and moisture resistance and many tableware items from the 1930's exhibit severe discoloration because of their use with hot liquids.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Linga Longa; urea-thiourea formaldehyde; urea thiourea formaldehyde


  • The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: "Plastics"

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