IVORINE-4™ FERRULE, JOINT, AND BUTT ROD
Ivorine-4™ thermoset is the hardest and strongest ferrule material in the market. It machines like stainless steel, so make sure you have a metal lathe with carbide tooling to machine it. Ivorine-4™ makes is an excellent choice for the Joint and Butt due to its toughness. Makes an excellent bond with epoxy and most glues. Ivorine-4™ has a very fine weave and a beautiful soft white color. It is a thermo-set material, so it will never melt or mushroom.
Thermoset materials were originally developed as strong, inexpensive alternatives to metals for industrial applications (i.e. washers, insulators, bushings). For these types of industrial applications characteristics such as color and cleanliness are less critical. Therefore, the manufacturing process for thermosets does not adjust easily to control such factors. We have made enormous efforts to control these characteristics when manufacturing thermoset materials for the billiard industry, however, despite our best efforts you may discover some inconsistencies. Such inconsistencies are unavoidable and should be considered part of the cost of working with these materials.