Liquid glue

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A low viscosity proteinaceous glue sold as a solution. Liquid glue is prepared Animal glue with acetic, nitric, or hydrochloric acids. Acidification decreases the viscosity but does not alter the adhesion of the dried film. Some liquid glues may have additional additives such as Clay, Chalk, plasticizers, or preservatives.

See also Hide glue.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cola líquida (Esp.); colle liquide (Fr.); Scotch glue (UK); liquid animal glue; Franklin glue; Liquid Hide Glue

Resources and Citations

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
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  • Irving Skeist, Handbook of Adhesives, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1977 Comment: p. 144