HPCS TRI-Funori - A Fixative, Cleaning Agent and Light Adhesive


TRI Funori™

For more information and to purchase TRI-Funori, please visit www.TRI-Funori.com

A Fixative, Cleaning Agent and Light Adhesive for Objects and Architectural Conservation 

TRI-Funori is a natural product extracted from funori (the Japanese word for seaweed) which grows along the
Pacific coastline of Japan, China & Korea. HPCS imports the seaweed from Japan and extracts the starchy funori.

TRI-Funori is a non-toxic, non-flammable, non-hazardous and non-regulated material.


As a fixative for friable powdery painted surfaces, TRI-Funori can be applied as a mist spray with an airbrush or other suitable applicator. Some saturation of the colors may be observed, but the surface after treatment will be significantly more durable. TRI-Funori dries to a smooth matte finish, showing no visible tide lines when applied to paper or friable painted surfaces.


As a cleaning agent, TRI-Funori is used with kozo tissue.

TRI Funori

The tissue is held in place and the TRI-Funori is brush-applied through it onto the soiled surface.

After an appropriate dwell time, the tissue is removed and discarded. Excess TRI-Funori can be removed by applying another sheet of kozo.


As a light adhesive, TRI-Funori can be used by itself or made stronger as needed by mixing with up to 4% sturgeon glue.

It can be used to adhere wall paper, paint flakes, and curled foil and gilding metals.

It is reversible with warm water.




Video of Application of HPCS TRI-Funori

Technical Data Sheet
Material Safety Data Sheet










All the information provided is in accordance with the ​current state of our knowledge. Nonetheless, we disclaim any warranty or liability whatsoever and reserve the right, at any time, to ​make technical alterations​ to the information and our products. The information provided, as well as the product’s fitness for an intended application, should be checked by the buyer in preliminary trials. Contractual terms and conditions always take precedence. This disclaimer of warranty and liability also applies – particularly in foreign countries – with respect to third parties’ rights.