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Subject: Adhesive for stone

Adhesive for stone

From: Olaf Pung <olaf_pung>
Date: Thursday, August 12, 1999
Kathryn T. Kallmes <kallmes [at] ohmaha__inetworld__net> writes

>I have a stone bowl (identified only as "granitic") that has broken
>in several areas.  Does anyone know of a suitable adhesive for
>prehistoric artifacts like this?

Usually, reactive adhesives like epoxies and unsaturated polyesters
are used for this purpose. The problem is that these resins are not
reversible, because they get insoluble after curing. Alternatives
are solvent setting adhesives like Acryloid B72 in acetone, or
reactive acrylic resins.

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Received on Thursday, 12 August, 1999

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