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, tapes and labels. When dissolved in a small amount of solvent, acrylic resins produce a clear, strong, fast-setting adhesive used on a range of materials, including ceramics, fabrics, plastics, metal, paper, wood, and glass.

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;


Links to Oddy Test results posted on AIC Wiki Materials Database Pages for individual materials below
See also Vinyl resin for additional test result information.

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

° Vinyl-Macal Sheeting Tested in 2010

° Black rabbet tape Tested in 2013

Resources and Citations

  • K.Eisentrager, W.Druschke, "Acrylic Adhesives and Sealants" in Handbook of Adhesives, I.Skeist (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1977, p.528-559.
  • Tom Rowland, Noel Riley, A-Z Guide to Cleaning, Conserving and Repairing Antiques, Constable and Co., Ltd., London, 1981
  • Termlist for conservation : (1999)
  • Bostik: Adhesives
  • Adhesive Magazine: Pressure Sensitive Adhesives