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Questionnaire on polyvinyl acetate resins

From: Samantha Alderson <salderson<-at->
Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2009
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A short questionnaire on polyvinyl acetate resins

As I reported here last month, Union Carbide is no longer
manufacturing PVAc resins (AYAA, AYAC, AYAF and AYAT).  I am
continuing to investigate possible replacement resins that would be
appropriate for use by the conservation community.  Possible
replacements include the Mowilith resins (20, 30, 40 and 50), McGean
B-15 and B-25 (formally Vinac B-15 and B-25), and the PVAc resins
currently supplied by TALAS (called AYA_ but not the same as the
Union Carbide resins as explained in my earlier post).

It would be helpful in my evaluation of possible replacements if you
would take a few minutes to answer the following questions (answers
should be e-mailed directly to me).

    Do you use polyvinyl acetate resins in your work?

    If yes:

        What manufacturer/type and grade do you use?
        How and why do you use it?

Samantha Alderson
Conservator
Division of Anthropology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
212-769-5446


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