Mystery object!
May 19, 2011 11:25 AM   Subscribe

What is this?

The text at the bottom looks like it matches Asahi Kasei's logo.
posted by clorox to Grab Bag (8 answers total)
Not that I have any idea, but is it solid or hollow, glass or plastic?
posted by papayaninja at 11:27 AM on May 19, 2011

Response by poster: I didn't take the picture; the object is not in my possession. It just looks like an interesting object and I want to know what it is!

It looks like the brownish parts are either glass or plastic and that it's partially filled with some sort of liquid.
posted by clorox at 11:29 AM on May 19, 2011

Searching "Asahi Kasei" and "ampule" comes up with a product called Elcitonin for treating postmenopausal/senile osteoporosis.
posted by StickyCarpet at 11:34 AM on May 19, 2011

Best answer: It's some sort of epoxy resin, apparently. (Did a GIS for asahi kasei ar mu, no quotes, and then did a Translate on a few of the pages that came up as a result with images like that.)
posted by Gator at 11:36 AM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Looks like Gator found it. Seems you put it in a hole bored in cement, as shown in your picture, then jam an iron rod into it. The alternating chambers are probably so it mixes better when broken by the rod.
posted by StickyCarpet at 11:39 AM on May 19, 2011

Response by poster: Awesome! Good spot, Gator, didn't even notice those letters.
posted by clorox at 11:44 AM on May 19, 2011

The legends in Gator's link say that the white bands are hardener, the brown segments are/contain epoxy-acrylate, and the whole thing is enclosed in a glass tube. I think StickyCarpet has the proper use (also explained in the pictures further down). Drill out a hole, blow out the debris, brush it (probably to rough up the inside), insert your mystery object, then insert a threaded or textured rod (not a smooth steel rod). Cures in 20min ~ 480min, depending on temperature.
posted by spacewrench at 11:46 AM on May 19, 2011

And from the photo, you can see the holes where the mystery object would be inserted.
posted by yellowcandy at 11:57 AM on May 19, 2011

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