At first glance, the FORMcard is nothing more than a plastic card sized to fit in a card slot on your wallet. Except, it’s actually a moldable bioplastic that you can use to both create stuff and fix stuff, allowing you to use it for DIY projects, home repairs, and adding extra features to existing gear.
While it looks like a simple plastic card, it’s designed to melt when submerged in hot water. Don’t worry, it won’t turn into a liquid, but the entire plastic will become soft and malleable, allowing you to use it as a moldable putty, similar to products like Sugru. Unlike Sugru, though, it’s completely reusable – all you have to do is melt it in hot water to use the bioplastic for something entirely new.
The FORMcard is made from a starch-based bioplastic that’s non-toxic, so you can mold it using your hands without any worry. It’s also mess-free, leaving no residue whatsoever during use. In its melted form, the plastic can both be shaped and cut in any way you desire, making it suitable for a whole load of tasks. Need to fix a broken handle on a ladle? This can work. Want to make a plastic button for an old jacket you’re fixing up? Yep, it will do. How about adding custom hooks for hanging stuff around your work desk? This will likely do the trick. Just as long as the object won’t be subjected to hot water, it could make for a reasonably-lasting solution.
An Indiegogo campaign is currently running for the FORMcard. Pledges to reserve a set of three starts at £5.