Acrylic adhesive

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Acrylic resins are used for many types of soft, but durable adhesives. As aqueous emulsions, acrylics form a viscous, white latex that polymerizes into a crystal clear solid. It is waterproof, tough and durable. Acrylic resins are also used as pressure-sensitive adhesives for plastic, paper, fabric, and foam tapes and labels.

Synonyms and Related Terms

acrylic mastic (Br.); adhesivo acrílico (Esp.); colle acrylique (Fr.); adesivo acrilico (It.); adesivo acrílico (Port.)

Examples: UHU All Purpose clear adhesive; Bostik All Purpose clear adhesive;

Additional Information

K.Eisentrager, W.Druschke, "Acrylic Adhesives and Sealants" in Handbook of Adhesives, I.Skeist (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1977, p.528-559.

Links to Oddy Test results posted on AIC Wiki Materials Database Pages for individual materials below

° Black SIL-B silicone foam with acrylic 3M Brand PSA backing adhesive Tested in 2018

° Vinyl-Macal Sheeting Tested in 2010

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Tom Rowland, Noel Riley, A-Z Guide to Cleaning, Conserving and Repairing Antiques, Constable and Co., Ltd., London, 1981
  • Website address 1 Comment: termlist for conservation : (1999)

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