Plastination, invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens in 1977, is a vacuum process whereby the body’s water and fat are replaced with reactive plastics that are initially pliable and then harden when cured with light, heat or gas.
All tissue structures are retained. Unlike plastic models, plastinated specimens are intricate, REAL displays of human anatomy – to the microscopic level. It takes an average of 1,500 hours to transform a cadaver.
BIODUR Products sells special polymers and equipment for plastination. There are now more than 400 plastination laboratories in 40 countries around the world.
Bodyworlds manages travelling exhibits of more than 20 whole-body plastinates.
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