Talk:BPG Adhesive Recipes and Tips
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Starch adhesives are derived from the roots and seeds of plants such as corn, potatoes, rice, and wheat. The last two are commonly used in conservation. The plant material is processed by a variety of means including treatment with acids, bases, enzymes, and oxidizers. These processes modify a starch's viscosity and retrogradation" (i.e., stiffening). Depending on the starch type, and the processing method, a vast range of viscosities and adhesive strengths can be produced.
- Maynor, Catherine I., et al. 1989. Adhesives for Paper. Chap. 46 in Paper Conservation Catalog. Washington D.C.: American Institute for Conservation Book and Paper Group. http://cool.conservation-us.org/coolaic/sg/bpg/pcc/46_adhesives.pdf (accessed 5/26/2016).