Elmer's wood glue

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[Elmers Products division of Borden] A registered trademark for a pale yellow adhesive composed of an aqueous emulsion of polyvinyl acetate. Elmer's® wood glue is generally classed as unstable for long term use because it contains numerous additives.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Elmer's Carpenters Wood Glue; Carpenter glue


  • Mild acetic acid odor.
  • Elmer's: SDS

Resources and Citations

  • J. Down, M.MacDonald, J.Te'treault, S.Williams, Adhesive Testing at the Canadian Conservation Institute-An Evaluation of Selected Poly(Vinyl acetate) and Acrylic Adhesives", Studies in Conservation 41:19-44, 1996.
  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997