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Rollataq Adhesive system

From: Roland Samieske <samieske>
Date: Wednesday, September 11, 1996
In answer to someone's query about this system, we have used it in
the mounting of paper and photographic (resin-coated) materials.  It
is not electro-static as the query described, but a roller system
with a reservoir for a PVA formulation, which is rolled out through
a very fine mesh in a hand-held (3 inch roller) or desktop (12, 24,
24 inches) applicator.  We have only seen a picture of the desktop
model, but it is similar to an old fashioned hide gluing machine,
which grabs the paper object and sends it over a turning, wet glue
roller. Obviously, this system is inappropriate for original and
brittle materials, but we have found it of great use with facsimile
materials and individual projects unrelated to conservation.  The
PVA is clear, and low tack, repositionable up to one hour, and
tested neutral with an Abbey pH pen.  We purchased it from Pearl Art
Supplies, and the manufacturer is Daige (1-800-645-3323.  I'm sure
that they would provide an MSDS for the glue formulation if asked.

Nora Lockshin, Mindell Dubansky
Thomas J. Watson Library Book Conservation
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
212-650-2891

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