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[Eberhard Faber GmbH, Germany] A registered trademark for a plasticized Polyvinyl chloride modeling compound. FIMO® comes is a variety of non-fading colors. Once shaped, the clay is hardened in the oven at 130C. It has been used for decoration, beads, and ceramic fills.


FIMO® decomposes at 190C (375F) and precautions recommend using only temperatures at or below 130C (275F). Polyvinyl chloride decomposes to form toxic hydrogen chloride fumes.

Resources and Citations

  • Ceramics and Glass Conservation Section, List of Workshop Materials, The British Museum, London
  • Art Hazards Newsletter Vol 14(5) 1991

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