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22:24 Dec 18, 2010
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French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)
French term or phrase:jonc en résine
This is talking about chairs made from " jonc en resine"
Rush is grasslike fibre that has tensile strength but no structural strength and is good for weaving chair seats. Cane is bamboo and is used for making furniture frames. Wicker is generally from strands of willow and, when woven, has both tensile and structural strength. I hid my answer of "resin wicker", because I saw that Bourth had suggested it in the body of his answer.
Just seen in fact the difference between a soft and green rush and a stronger wicker (therefore three different thicknesses); the term could then refer to a "fake" wicker made in resin? If so "resin wicker" would be the one as BD Finch suggested
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jonc en resine
Explanation: Resin wicker chairs are made with RESIN CANE for extra pizzazz. Our wicker furniture ranges are chosen to match with as many wicker products as possible; ...
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Alternatively you can say "resin wicker":
At 1st For Cane, we sell a range of wicker chairs, tables and settees suitable for indoor and outdoor use. RESIN WICKER FURNITURE is furniture WOVEN USING A HARDER MATERIAL THAN CANE OR RATTAN.
OUR RESIN [sic?]* WICKER FURNITURE IS MADE FROM BOTH NATURAL (RATTAN) AND SYNTHETIC (RESIN) WICKER. Natural wicker furniture is not suitable for all year outdoors use; resin wicker furniture is, however.
Resin wicker furniture is a fairly new concept that has revolutionised the world of wicker furniture. However, wicker chairs are now widely available in both natural and resin wicker furniture ranges. Often, it’s hard to tell the difference.
Why is resin wicker furniture so much better?
Not so long ago, using wicker furniture on a sunny day in the garden meant grabbing the wicker chairs from the conservatory, and dashing back with them if it rained. The only alternative was metal or plastic.
Now, we have RESIN WICKER FURNITURE – the smart and affordable way to use wicker chairs outdoors all year round. Resin wicker furniture is hard to tell from the rattan wicker chairs and tables made for indoors, with one important difference. Resin wicker furniture doesn’t rot or need bringing indoors (unless of course you want to). Wicker furniture made from resin lasts too. And, of course, RESIN WICKER CHAIRS look fabulous. http://1st-for-cane-furniture.co.uk/cane-furniture/wicker
[same site as one of the above]
* I suspect they meant to say "Our wicker furniture is made from ...", but they might also do a line in resin-coated cane or rattan, which might explain "Our resin wicker furniture is made from both natural (rattan) and synthetic (resin) wicker".
xxxBourth Local time: 13:28 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 190