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Re: adhesive for perfectbinding

On Tue, 18 Mar 1997, Phil Karn wrote:

> May I suggest that replies *not* be backchanneled because I would also
> be interested in a discussion of adhesives.
> Phil Karn,Sr
> resident newbie


>YIKES !!!!  Elmers and woodworker's glue?!?  Try PVA.  It works great,
>dries fast and is lots more flexable than Elmer's.  I use it all the time
>in my own (hand-rigged) double fan adhesive binding projects.
>I get mine from Wisdom and Sons, 10275 Pacific Avenue, Franklin Park, IL,
>60131.  Their number is (847) 678-7750.  I order R896-A and I buy it by the
>five gallon pail...maybe this is too much for you, but I work at a
>Library and this is what I get there, too, and use for all of the binding
>I do on the job.  Very good stuff.
>Of course there are other types and names for PVA...maybe someone else
>can give you more info.
>Good luck.  Hope this helps.


Michel Rogerson
UNL Libraries, Book Repair Specialist

        "...admits to being a life-long bibliophile...you know the
         type--perpetual late fees on the library card, reading ten
         books at once, and always trying to get you to read the one
         he just finished..."

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