Promacto A-1023

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[Archivart] A brand name for a reversible adhesive. Promacto A-1023 in composed of 63% polyvinyl acetate in an aqueous solution. The product literature says the dried film is resoluble in water, however testing indicated that it only swells in water (Down et al 1996).

Physical and Chemical Properties

Dry film: Slightly soluble in water.

Resources and Citations

  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
  • Jane Down, Maureen MacDonald, Jean Te'treault, Scott 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

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