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Subject: Elvace


From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Thursday, November 26, 1992
The notice in the latest issue of the AIC Newsletter claiming that
Elvace 40705 is no longer available from Reichold, the manufacturer, is
wrong.  TALAS is *not* only source and one is quite tempted to wonder
who started this particular rumor.

The following note in the WAAC Newsletter still holds true:

    For some time now, book conservators have reported difficulty
    obtaining Elvace 1875, a popular Vinyl Acetate-Ethylene Copolymer.
    Fortunately, Reichold reports that you can purchase Elvace(r)
    40705-00 directly from Reichold, even in 5 gallon quantities.  For
    quantities less than 55 gallons, the price is $2.705 per wet pound.
    You will need to pay for shipping.  5 gallon quantities ship via

In addition, fans of 1874 will be pleased with this news from Pam
Barrios who got a call from Dave Stackowitz at Reichold

    [He] said that the old Elvace 1874 was in fact still being
    manufactured as Elvace 40704 in small quantities, and that I could
    get it from Dick Boyd at Swift Adhesives in Downers Grove, IL. The
    telephone number is 1-800-323-9051.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:29
                Distributed: Thursday, November 26, 1992
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Received on Thursday, 26 November, 1992

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