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Subject: Adhesive for glass Adhesive for ceramics

Adhesive for glass Adhesive for ceramics

From: Stephen Koob <koobs>
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 1996
These two replies are to Larry Hutching's inquiries concerning an adhesive
for clear glass and an adhesive for ceramics.

For clear glass, I suggest any of the following 3 epoxies: Hxtal,
Epotek 301-2 or Fynebond.  All of these are slow setting epoxies,
which require some skill and experience, but should give you
excellent results. Hxtal is available from Conservation Materials
Sparks NV 702-331-0582 Epotek from Epoxy Technology, Inc.,
1-800-227-2201 Fynebond from Fyne Conservation Services, Airds
Cottage, St. Catherine's, Loch Fyne, Argyll PA25 8BA, Scotland, UK.

For ceramics, a general purpose adhesive is Acryloid B-72.  See

    Koob, S.P., "The use of Paraloid B-72 as an adhesive: its
    application for archaeological ceramics and other materials",
    Studies in Conservation, Vol. 31, Number 1, 1986, 7-14; and

    Koob, S., "Using Acryloid B-72 for the repair of archaeological
    ceramics", Conservation Notes, No. 21, Materials Conservation
    Laboratory, Texas Memorial Museum, 1996.

Unless you have experience working with these types of materials, I
suggest you contact a conservator.

Stephen Koob
Department of Conservation and Scientific Research
Freer Gallery of Art
Smithsonian Institution
Washington DC 20560
202-357-4880 x276

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