Typically described as used for either the exterior covering of an android, or as a material used for medical purposes.
Horace skillfully glued the plastiskin back over the braincase of his first robot creation.
Unforeseen in Fantastic Adventures Jan. 140/2
He kept compulsively scratching the area and it seemed to have set up some kind of local irritation. He had a plastiskin bandage over it now.
World without Children in Galaxy Science Fiction Dec. 37/2
Dard…had his bite sterilized and bandaged with plasta[-]skin.
The Stars Are Ours! 133
Hansey’s open hand, metal clad in plastiskin, came up suddenly, striking Spiers’s cheek.
We All Died at Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories Mar. 51/1
When the bleeding stopped he covered the torn areas with plastiskin bandages.
Dwarfs of Zwergwelt in Worlds of If June 55/2
While she cleaned my wound and covered it with plastiskin, the doctor had remained silent.
Time for Terror in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine
Drycreek waved her frantic questions aside, then began closing up the robot’s plastiskin chest.
Rust from His Heart in Tomorrow Speculative Fiction (#20) Apr. 69/3
I’d never known Clamhead to bite anyone, but she bit me. I was wearing a short-sleeve shirt; she closed her jaws on my naked forearm and yanked backward, tearing out a ragged piece of plastiskin, revealing fiber-optic nerves, bungee-cord muscles, and a blue metal armature within.
Mindscan xi. 83
Gavin’s supple, plastiskin face was somber, his voice subdued.
Rog Phillips, "Unforeseen", in Fantastic Adventures
Research HistorySuggested by David Starner, who has a 1990 cite from the GURPs cyberpunk Manual.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1985 reprint of Andre Norton's 1955 "The Last Planet" for the form "plasta-skin".
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