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Plasteel cylinders

Plasteel cylinders in the Sith Base on Taris

Plasteel, sometimes called plastisteel, was a material that combined acrylic polymers and metal alloys. Plasteel retained the elastic strength of plastics while benefiting from the strength and heat resistance of metal. Plasteel was most commonly used in armor, spaceship components, containers, and construction. It was capable of yellowing with age.[1]

Military-grade plasteel made capable armor, able to withstand heavy assault weapons and explosives, and was used extensively in the MI-series security droid.[2] Vector Technologies was a company that specialized in military-grade plasteel, and produced plasteel that was strong enough to withstand a thermal detonator, but was as light as polythin.[3] The Scarab Droid's body casing was made of armored plasteel.[4]

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The word plasteel is a portmanteau of plastic and steel. The term appears in Frank Herbert's Dune series and may have been coined by Harlan Ellison, who used it as early as 1956.



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