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Does anybody know what this stuff is?Is it made out of "nasties"?<br><br>
I'm looking for something food safe to make sandwich wraps out of.<br><br>
Thanks for any help!
 

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I think it is PVC-coated fabric.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: Unfortuntely the modern version is pretty icky <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br><br>
There have been some threads about possible making your own oil cloth the 'old fashioned' way at home. Again though, usually it was made with linseed oil, but these days somewhere in the processing there are chemicals used, so it isn't very pure (read the side of a bottle sometime - scary!) and I wouldn't want it near food. I was all set to make some until I read the warning labels - now I'm not sure what oil to use as an alternative.
 

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It's so disappointing.<br><br>
So,what are ziplocks made of?Better stuff than modern oil cloth or laminated cotton?<br><br>
I wish there was more info at reusable bags about what those sandwich wraps are made of.
 

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you could probably just email them and ask.'<br>
I have a wrap-n-mat that says it's made with PEVA food-safe lining on poly/cotton. Got it as a freebie. Unfortunately it's also MIC.
 

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Found this:<br><a href="http://www.moscowfood.coop/archive/oilcloth.html" target="_blank">http://www.moscowfood.coop/archive/oilcloth.html</a><br><br>
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Hmmm?<br><br><br>
What about nylon?Would nylon be any better than plastic bags?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Found this:<br><a href="http://www.moscowfood.coop/archive/oilcloth.html" target="_blank">http://www.moscowfood.coop/archive/oilcloth.html</a><br><br>
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Yes, those are the online instructions I found too. there was another site as well. But then when I went to get the linseed oil, it had scary warnings on it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
There must be another oil that you can use.<br><br>
OP, I do think that nylon would be safer than plastic personally. Or just wrap a sandwich in a cloth napkin and then put it in another container.<br><br>
I still want to make the oil cloth though - just need to find some 'pure' linseed oil or an alternative. HMn.....maybe I'll ask at the HFS. they might have a resource! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is this the same oil cloth that is sold as mats for under high chairs (for example?). I think it is called Mexican oilcloth.</div>
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Yes.
 
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