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Re: [BKARTS] Mixed adhesives

Based on directions from a Library of Congress manual on the construction of boxes and portfolios,
I use a "mixture" of 50% methy cellulose and PVA. Priscilla Spitler and many others use only PVA. Using mixture
provides more open time for manipulation of materials. Priscilla is so fast and has such a good eye that she is amazingly fast.

For spine or gluing up trays or slipcase boards I find it preferable to use pva straight.

Charles Jones

On Mar 3, 2009, at 10:27 AM, John MacKrell wrote:

How do you book conservators use mixed adhesives? That is PVA and either
paste or methyl cellulose, or any other interesting combinations (e.g.,
paste mixed with methyl cellulose). I am interested in the mixtures used as
well as where and why they are used. Thanks for your help.

LaNana Creek Press

13001 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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