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Re: frozen pva

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

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