File puptcrit/puptcrit.0509, message 204

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Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Best adhesive for Ethafoam (polyethelyne) ?
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 07:53:12 -0400

Hi Scott.
for having worked a lot with polyethylene for my small pupets, I can tell 
you two things:

-hot glue has to be at a low temperature when used with this stuff, 
otherwise, it melts it.
-no matter what adhesive you use, beware that polyethylene, at least in the 
foam backing rods and the plumbing and electrical pipe tubing formats,  is 
easy to tear if pulled or twisted.
I now covern the foam with at least a non-stretch fabric sleeve, in the case 
of puppet arms. That way, the fabric prevents the foam from stretching too 

Mathieu René Créaturiste
Marionnettes, Masques, Etcetera...
Puppets, Masks, Etcetera...
(514) 274-8027 

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