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Subject: Adhering polysester film to paper

Adhering polysester film to paper

From: Mark Vine <100436.3447>
Date: Saturday, March 11, 1995
What do people use to stick mylar or melinex as it is known here in
Europe to paper substrates? I am regularly asked what adhesive should be
used to adhere polyester sleeves or pockets to support guards in
bindings. The common practise is to oversew onto the guard but this may
not be practical. Another alternative is to apply the 3M #415 tape but
this adds too much bulk with binding.

I am familiar with a National Adhesive product called WS3943. This is a
polyvinyl acetate adhesive that will stick polyester to paper but it is
not archival. The pH is around 4 and the product is not reversible.

Does anyone know of an archivally suitable wet adhesive that could be
used or have other suggestions.

Mark Vine
Conservation Resources, England

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:75
                  Distributed: Monday, March 13, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-75-007
Received on Saturday, 11 March, 1995

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