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Re: frozen pva



It's not quite winter yet, you know. We've hardly seen any rain.
<houghton@argo.com.au>

John Ballantrae wrote:

> Thanks for the input so far.
>
> >While it is true that freezing can make PVA
> >more brittle, the same goes for any adhesive, whether paste, hideglue,
> >tape... Frozen, they are always more brittle.
>
> So what do people do in winter if they want to send out something in which
> they have used pva?
>
> I can appreciate a company's reluctance to ship bottles of the stuff thanks
> to Peter's explanation about the polymers, but a pva bound text block is
> already set and dried. Will it fall apart quickly, will the pva lose its
> elasticity, even when the book is wrapped in cardboard and paper that will
> provide some insulation?
>
> I can't imagine that book artists and others shut down in winter, though
> maybe they do. Then again, what about sending to Australia when it's winter
> there?
>
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