File puptcrit/puptcrit.0803, message 489

Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 14:26:12 -0600
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Industrial type PVA?

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Mathieu René <> wrote:

> Thanks a lot for the precision, Steve.
> I was thinking of Poly Vinyl Acetate.
> But I don't think I've ever tried Poly Vinyl Alcohol by itself.
> I've tried Elmer's whileI was inn the USA, and it reacts the same as our
> canadian white glues, which are supposed to be Poly Vinyl Acetate.
> How is Poly Vinyl Alcohol as an adhesive? Tacky?, Flexible? Stiff?
> Can it be bad for your skin?

I have only read about it.  It is used in the bookbinding industry.  The
Material safety data sheet says it can be a skin irritant.  For the powdered
form  you would want to use a respirator.  Write to the Celanese corporation
and ask for a sample.


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