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Paraloid B- 72 Glue

Paraloid B-72

This glue is based upon Paraloid B-72 (identical to Acryloid B-72 but made in the UK) dissolved in acetone and packed into 3/4 oz tubes.  This adhesive was made at the request of the British Museum. This adhesive is manufactured at MuseuM Services Corporation.

B1500-001¾ ounce (14 grams)$13.90

HMG Adhesive

HMG adhesive

HMG glue is widely used in England and is a blend of Nitrocellulose with Plastizers and Adhesion Promoters. HMG Glue has excellent color retention and does not yellow too much with age. It also allows good maneuverability when assembling the parts. Useful on pottery, wood, balsa, metals, leather, paper and cloth, but not rubber.

B1501-034¾ ounce (14 grams) $17.25

Aron Alpha

Aron Alpha

The first instant glue to bond wood, leather and almost anything else without the need to use "activators" and "fixing" chemicals. Aron Alpha offers two distinct advantages over ordinary cyanoacrylate glues. First it will directly bond porous materials and, second, its medium viscosity minimizes running so common with ordinary cyanoacrylate adhesives.

Aron Alpha will bond any combination of hardwoods, softwoods, balsa wood, leather, plastics (except Teflon), all varieties of rubber, metals, ceramics and glass. Open time is 2 to 3 minutes and setting time varies from 1 to 60 seconds, with more porous materials requiring the longer setting times. Still a reversible adhesive, since the cured films are soluble in acetone or nitromethane.

B1502-02020 grams $14.30

Milliput

Milliput

Superfine Milliput is a 2-part epoxy in stick form.  Simply knead together equal parts of each stick.  At first it is soft and adhesive, but becomes rock hard in 2-3 hours.  Once hard, Milliput can be cut, sawed, sanded, drilled and painted. Widely used for porcelain and marble repairs.

B1503-0044 ounces (115 grams) $19.00

Hxtal NYL-1

The first epoxy adhesive made specifically for conservation uses, not borrowed from another field. Hxtal NYL-1 is of exceptionally light color and yellows the least upon weathering of any epoxy known. The primary use of Hxtal is glass and china mending, but many other uses for such a low colored epoxy resin have been found. For example, Hxtal makes an excellent coating resin and can be air brushed on quite nicely from aromatic or ketone solvents. Used in this manner, Hxtal is a superb china glaze. This low viscosity, hard, colorless, glass-like epoxy resin also adheres strongly to metals, wood, ivory and marble.

This exciting epoxy cures in about 1 week at 75° F (24° C) or in 2 days at 95° F (35° C). Cure times can be cut sharply by preheating the mix to 100° F (38° C) for 15 to 20 minutes before use, and for even faster cure, immediately after mixing raise the temperature to 140-170° F (60-77° C) for 1 to 2 minutes. After cooling, such preheated resin has a viscosity similar to the viscosity of the epoxies commonly sold in tubes, and the cure time is just a few minutes. Heating the cemented object up to 140° F (60° C) can shorten the cure time.

Hxtal is a two-part epoxy resin system. The resin (Part A) and the hardener (Part B) are mixed 3:1 by weight. The unused mix can be kept for 4 to 5 days in the freezer. It is most important that the container be tightly closed. The cured resin does not embrittle with time and is very resistant to yellowing and surface degradation, even after prolonged exposure outdoors. Hxtalís initial yellowness index is 6 to 8 which is unchanged after 1600 hours of Weather-ometer exposure, rising slowly to 13 to 14 at 3,000 hours. The best competitive epoxy adhesive has an initial Yellowness of 9, which rises to over 40 after 800 hours in the Weather-ometer. After 800 hours exposure, the coating began to erode away.

When colored with titania, the resin can be made to match the finest porcelain in color, translucency and surface appearance. With or without pigment, Hxtal NYL-1 can be used as a glaze that is highly resistant to water and most solvents. The cured resin can be removed from hard surfaces with Epoxy Resin Dissolver, but prolonged soaking may be required to soften joints.

B1504-0022 pound kit (900 grams)$265.00
B1504-01010 pound kit (4.5 kilograms) $1200.00
B1504-06060 gram kit$40.00
B1504-150150 gram kit$75.00

Polyvinyl Alcohol Resins LMW

These are produced by hydrolysis of polyvinyl acetate. Often designated by PVOH, this type of resin demonstrates good stability to light and because water is the only practical solvent, the film is very resistant to petroleum solvents, oil and fats. PVOH films have quite good strength and flexibility; most will remain tack-free up to about 90% relative humidity. Grades of high acetate content dissolve readily in cold water, those with little or no residual acetate require some heating (85°-90°C). Weak solutions may support mold growth - a low concentration of chlorinated phenol has been recommended in technical literature as an appropriate additive to combat this problem. The pH range of a 4% solution is 6-8.

B1516-1001 kilogram$53.20

Polyvinyl Acetate Resins

Soluble in most organic solvents (acetone is quite commonly used), polyvinyl acetate resins will adhere to both porous and non-porous materials.  Flexibility of the adhesive film makes it particularly suitable in the bonding of textiles, paper and leather and in coating applications.  Odorless and water-white.  Also, these resins heat seal readily.  Bead form.  All grades are 100% polyvinyl acetate with an approximate specific gravity of 1.18.  For maximum solubility of the PVA resin, 5 to 8% water should be present in either acetone or ethyl alcohol.  A particularly good PVA solvent is 50/50 acetone/ethyl alcohol containing 6% water.

B1517-001AYAC1 kilogram$32.50
B1519-001AYAF1 kilogram$32.50

Polyvinyl Alcohol Adhesive

Ages well without yellowing or becoming brittle. Soluble in water. Susceptible to freezing, it is advised to order during the warmer months.

B1521-0088 ounces (250 milliliters)$15.00

M Bond Adhesives

M-1 through M-3 have 54-56% total solids and free monomer content less than 1%. They contain no plasticizers and dry to a clear film.

M-1 Bond is a very high molecular weight polyvinyl acetate homopolymer emulsion characterized by excellent adhesion, fine particle size, low viscosity and fast drying.

M-2 Bond is a medium-low molecular weight polyvinyl acetate emulsion for many adhesive applications. Good receptivity to solvents, plasticizers and H3PO4.

M-3 Bond is a high molecular weight polyvinyl acetate homopolymer emulsion of high viscosity. Fast drying; good penetration into coated surfaces.

M-4 Bond is a high molecular weight polyvinyl acetate copolymer emulsion. Excellent flow and flexibility properties. M-4 is the only one of the M Bonds reversible in methyl alcohol. It is also heat activated.

Warning: May freeze when shipping in winter months.

M-1 Bond

B1522-0161 pint (500 milliliters)$12.90
B1522-0321 quart (1 liter)$22.25
B1522-1281 gallon (4 liters)$58.10

M-2 Bond

B1523-0161 pint (500 milliliters)$12.90
B1523-0321 quart (1 liter)$22.25
B1523-1281 gallon (4 liters)$58.10

M-3 Bond

B1524-0161 pint (500 milliliters)$12.90
B1524-0321 quart (1 liter)$22.25
B1524-1281 gallon (4 liters)$58.10

M-4 Bond

B1525-0161 pint (500 milliliters)$12.90
B1525-0321 quart (1 liter)$22.25
B1525-128 1 gallon (4 liters)$58.10

Klucel G

An excellent nonionic adhesive. Klucel is readily soluble in water at room temperature. It is also soluble in many polar organic solvents, warm or cold.

B1533-300300 grams$34.00

Ethulose

Ethulose - ethylhydroxyethylcellulose is a water soluble, nonionic cellulose ether. Ethulose dissolves more easily in water and the water solutions of Ethulose tolerate far greater dilution with other organic solvents, such as alcohol. Ethulose is a free-flowing granular material. To dissolve it in water, add Ethulose slowly and uniformly, while stirring moderately so as not to beat air into the solution. As soon as the solution begins to thicken, cease stirring and let the solution stand a few hours or overnight until all the Ethulose granules swell and dissolve. As guides, a 4% by weight Ethulose solution in water is a thick liquid - an 8% solution is a non-flowing gel.

Ethulose solutions in water can be diluted with an equal volume of pure ethyl alcohol (many denatured alcohols will cause precipitation of the Ethulose).

B1534-4501 pound (450 grams) $34.50

Hide Glue

Granular Hide Glue

Hide glue is available in two forms: Granular and Liquid. It is an animal hide glue which is used extensively in furniture repair and production. Also used to bond china, glass and cloth.

Granular hide glue is for those who prefer to prepare their own hide glue. The light color ordinarily prevents staining and produces invisible glue lines that finish well. Setting speed is moderate with plenty of working time. Very strong, but reversible. The liquid form is ready to be used, either warmed or room temperature. It is advised to keep liquid hide glue refridgerated when not in use.

B1535-0011 pound (450 grams)Granular$12.65
B1536-0321 quart (1 liter)Liquid$14.85

Rabbit Skin Glue

B5010-0161 pound (450 grams)$18.85

Zin Shofu

Zin Shofu is a Japanese precipitated wheat starch. Precipitation removes the glutamine from the starch and the resulting cooked paste is exceptionally smooth.

B1540-0011 kilogram $33.75
B1540-01010 kilogram $270.00

Belgian Rice Starch

For centuries, natural starches have been used in or as adhesives. These are very pure, carefully refined starches. The gelatinization temperature is 68°-78°C.

B1541-0011 kilogram$12.25

Wheat Starch

Similar to Belgian Rice Starch but the gelatinization temperature is 58°-64°C.

B1542-0011 kilogram$6.50
B1542-0022 kilograms$10.40

Aquazol: Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)

Aquazol

Aquazol's excellent water solubility and thermal stability makes it a preferred substitute for PVOH and PVP in high temperature applications. It is used in a variety of hot melt and pressure sensitive adhesive products. It is gaining acceptance in the ceramics industry as a greenware binder because of the clean burn out and non-ionic nature of this polymer.

Aquazol 5 - Molecular Weight = 5,000

B1546-100100 grams$15.75
B1546-200200 grams$29.30

Aquazol 50 - Molecular Weight = 50,000

B1543-100100 grams$15.75
B1543-200200 grams$29.30

Aquazol 200- Molecular Weight = 200,000

B1544-100100 grams$15.75
B1544-200200 grams$29.30

Aquazol 500- Molecular Weight = 500,000

B1545-100100 grams$15.75
B1545-200200 grams$29.30

Methyl Cellulose Powder

Used in paper conservation as a tear adhesive and a sizing agent in leafcasting. Easily mixes with water and other paper adhesives.

B1601-008½ pound (225 grams) $11.00
B1601-0161 pound (450 grams) $16.00

PVA Jade Adhesive 403N

Solvent-free general purpose adhesive. Excellent for use as a bookbinding adhesive. It is the preferred alternative to W-2 adhesive. Neutral pH.

B4299-0011 quart (1 liter)$21.00
B4299-1281 gallon (4 liters) $57.60
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