Paste

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Description

A semisolid adhesive mixture usually composed of a water dispersion of starch or dextrin with possible additives such as gums, animal glue, or latex. Paste is commonly used as an adhesive for paper and cardboard. Dried paste adhesives are used for postage stamps and envelopes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

adhesive; pasta (Port.)

Other Properties

Soluble in water.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 823
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  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988