White glue

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A common name for milky white adhesives composed of aqueous emulsions of Polyvinyl acetate. White glues are widely used in homes, businesses and schools. They are easy to work with and effectively bond most materials, such as wood, paper, and fabric. Most white glues contain numerous additives, such as tackifiers, plasticizers, antifreeze solvents and biocide preservatives. In addition, the water-washable children's white glues contain partially hydrolyzed Polyvinyl alcohol and Propylene glycol. Most white glues will soften when soaked in water and will yellow in sunlight.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cola blanca (Esp.); CM Bond; Titebond; Rhoplex N-580; Elmers® Glue-All [Borden]; Bulldog Grip®

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Conservation Materials Ltd., Catalog
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998
  • Irving Skeist, Handbook of Adhesives, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1977