Talk:BPG Adhesives

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-Comments from 2009 PCC Task Force: This is a low priority chapter for revision. It is large and well-developed with a usefully-formatted table of contents. No compilers are listed in the back.

I replaced the old Library of Congress wheat starch paste recipe (under Treatment Variations - Vegetable Adhesives - Starches - Preparation) with the recipe the Book Conservation and Paper Conservation Sections began using in 2015.--Kkelly (talk) 08:48, 21 March 2016 (CDT)

Some good additions to this page: --Kkelly (talk) 12:31, 2 August 2016 (CDT)

  • Lascaux303
  • check completeness of PVAc formulations (what numbers of Jade are listed?)
  • Add more about agarose and other gels, or better yet, move to their own page with links
  • Differential Klucel G and other Klucels.
  • Talk more about solvent-set and reactivaed tissues.
  • Discuss different grades of gelatin

Review the recommendations on adding thymol to rice or wheat starch paste as a preservative, as this is not in common use anymore.--Kkelly (talk) 10:18, 19 September 2017 (CDT)

Structure of the Adhesives Section (for Reference)

Name of Adhesive
  • Source
Notes about vendors
  • Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Sections on Identification, Physical Form, pH, Possible Additives
  • Aging Characteristics
does it yellow, become brittle, or cross link?
  • Sections on Reversibility', pH, Appearance, Relative Strength, Biological Attack
  • Preparation
General notes about how to prepare this adhesive
  • Recipe #1 (personal name, source, or institution, date)
condensed, specific instructions with measurements and times. Paragraph format is preferred to save space
  • Application
General notes and tips and tricks for using this type of adhesive