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Re: Jade 403
Could someone comment on the "aroma" that comes from Jade 403? I don't
smell anything personally, but others(non-bookbinders) have commented on
the smell. I've requested a material safety data sheet, but in the mean
time I thought I might make use of this forum. Is the oder harmful or
just a necessary nuisance? Comments and/or advice are appreciated.
It normally (to me) has a fairly neutral, but noticable smell.
If what they're smelling is a sweet, (and to me) vaguely apple-like odor, we
were told that this indicated the presence of some quantity of the vinyl
acetate monomer, which was *not* a good thing, and we would be well advised to return the offending batch to the vendor or manufacturer. Apparently vinyl
acetate has been implicated in nasal cancer, and possibly other things as well.
(The source of this information is Daniel Kelm, during his
workshop/presentation on boxmaking at the GBW Standards conference in
San Francisco in 1992)
So yes, it has a (faint) odor, but it shouldn't be sweet-smelling. Hope this