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What Is Jute?

Jute is a kind of fiber that is taken from plants and used in making many different types of items – for example, twine, rope, curtains, chair covers, hessian cloth, carpets and even the back of linoleum. These different uses are achieved by turning the jute fibers into thread through the process...

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What Is Melamine?

Melamine is a type of organic compound that is used in making melamine resin, when it is mixed with formaldehyde. Melamine resin is a synthetic polymer that has fire and heat resistant properties. Melamine resin is a material that has many useful applications especially since it has a very stable...

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What Is Stainless Steel?

Stainless steel is an industrial breakthrough that has led to stronger buildings and more hygienic food preparation surfaces. Stainless steel is known for its ability to withstand corrosion. Most metals will become encrusted with rust after being exposed to the elements; stainless steel lasts...

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In Law, What Is a Pro Per?

Propria Persona is a Latin phrase that translates to for one’s self, but is abbreviated to Pro Per. This Latin phrase can also reference another Latin phrase, Pro Se, which similarly translates to for oneself. Both Latin phrases are used to describe a litigant who wishes to represent one’s self at...

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How Do I Dispose of Batteries?

Most people will simply throw old, used batteries in the trash can. However, this is not the safe way to get rid of batteries. In fact, this habit wreaks havoc on the environment. The chemicals in the batteries can leak and seep into the environment. There is a “proper” way to get rid of them. Old...

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How to Prepare for a Career in Cabinet Making

Do you enjoy working with wood?   Are you good at building things?   If so, a career in cabinet making could be the perfect job for you.   If you think you'd like to give it a shot, we've put together following guide to help you make the most out of your career as a cabinet maker.High...

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How to Prepare for a Career in Landscape Design

Are you considering a career in landscape design? Landscape designers are in charge of visualizing and planning residential and commercial landscaping. They need to have an eye for spatial layout as well as the overall cohesive feel of multiple parts of the project. Below we've put together a...

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What Is Liquid Smoke?

Liquid smoke is a concentrated seasoning that is used as a substitute to actual smoking of food stuff like beef, pork or seafood. Liquid smoke is used as a way of duplicating the distinctive flavor and smell of an authentically smoked food without having to need a smoker or a smokehouse. Liquid...

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What Is Debarking a Dog?

Debarking a dog refers to a veterinary surgical procedure where the veterinarian will remove tissue from a dogs vocal chords. This procedure is done in order to make a dog’s bark or “voice” become quieter. Contrary to word “debarking”, the procedure does not stop the dog from barking. But the...

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What Is Raku Pottery?

Raku pottery is a ceramic firing process. Here, beautiful patterns and designs are created with the application of fire and smoke. It makes use of a specialized raku kiln, which is hooked up to a propane source. Temperatures of the kiln can skyrocket to 1800°F (approximately 982°C). The pots are...