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Re: Miracle size for gum

Hi Loris,

I have a bottle of aquapel but no idea how to apply it. I have an email in to Peter Blackburn, who uses it for gum I believe. I'll let you know what he says. If you want to try it let me know..




On Oct 12 2009, Loris Medici wrote:

Christina, aquapel sounds extremely plausible to my ears, since it's
already used as an internal sizing agent in many papers which are
friendly to iron processes. (Most notably pure pt which is
incompatible with gelatin sizings AFAIK... Also new cyanotype and
argyrotype which are pretty picky about paper.) OTOH, aquapel comes in
different strengths and properties depending on the application (it's
also used as a concrete additive for instance), so one has to grab the
right one and use it in the right dilution in order to achieve with
the purpose. Meanwhile, aquapel could be a trademarked name for a
generic monomer/polymer, therefore I'm not sure how to ask about it to
chemistry suppliers.


2009/10/10 Christina Z. Anderson :
> ...
> My results with acrylic sizing in the past have been iffy at best, but perhaps
> this is the ticket.  I know Peter Blackburn swears by Aquapel, which I also
> have to try here. So many sizes, so little time....