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Coming Soon, World's First Waterproof Book

by Kathy Jones on  August 7, 2011 at 6:50 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
It has emerged that the world's first waterproof book is set to hit shelves next summer.

The book is covered with a clear wax sealant that will prevent the ink from running, and stop pages from becoming soggy and tearing when wet.
 Coming Soon, World's First Waterproof Book
Coming Soon, World's First Waterproof Book
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The tough polymer coating is tear-resistant and promises to increase a title's shelf life by up to 200 percent.

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The technology is already being used in banks in Australia to prolong the life of banknotes and to reduce the risk of forgery.

But it is the first time that a standard paperback will receive the same treatment. Only children's books or specialist scuba diving titles currently boast to be fully water-resistant.

The first book to receive the coating has been named as 'The Greater Bad', an ebook by Alan Cork, hard copies of which will go on sale in May next year.

"I'm over-the-moon that my book has been chosen to pave the way in a new era of publishing," the Telegraph quoted author Alan Cork as saying.

Source: ANI
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