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What kind of glue is it? What's its name?

 
 
JTT
 
Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 07:43 pm
Is anyone familiar with the glue/adhesive that's used on packaging to hold something temporarily in place but release easily. I'm thinking of the stuff that is like silicone but it stays slightly tacky. You can pull it off easily and roll it around on your fingers into a ball; it's still sticky but not wet sticky. It's soft like putty but it has the consistency of silicone.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 07:45 pm
@JTT,
mucilage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mucilage
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 07:47 pm
@JTT,
The 3M temporary adhesives?
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 07:48 pm
@JTT,
... or is it RTV-1 silicone ?
JTT
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 08:04 pm
@ehBeth,
Could be, Beth. That's a good place to start looking. Get back to me as quickly as you can, okay.





Just jokin. Smile
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JTT
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 08:04 pm
@Ragman,
I don't know that one, Ragman. I'll google it. Thanks.
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JTT
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 08:10 pm
@Ragman,
I'm looking for an adhesive that sticks and seals air leaks, not under pressure, but that peels off easily.

Think of that clear to semi clear silicone like material that holds credit cards and the like in place when they are mailed to you. Then you peel off the card from the paper and this stuff peels off from the paper easily too. Or ir sticks to the credit/bank card.

But its adhesive properties aren't super strong or destructive to the material used.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 08:24 pm
@JTT,
This sounds like the glue you're describing that is used in bulk mail to hold credit cards in place.

http://www.gluefast.com/directmail.html

The above site says the glue is also known as booger glue or fugitive glue. Here's a wiki on it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugitive_glue

You might also be thinking of the crafting glue used in hot glue guns:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_melt_adhesive

Or something similar to rubber glue:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pressure_sensitive_adhesive
JTT
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 09:03 pm
@Butrflynet,
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This sounds like the glue you're describing that is used in bulk mail to hold credit cards in place.


That's the stuff, BFN.

'Booger glue' - what a perfect name.

Thanks to everyone for their help.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 16 Aug, 2011 03:22 am
@JTT,

http://www.hardwarestore.com/media/product/174078_front200.jpg
JTT
 
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Reply Tue 16 Aug, 2011 07:29 am
@Region Philbis,
I think that that stuff would be too permanent for the application I'm thinking of, Region but thanks, I'll check it out.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 16 Aug, 2011 10:41 am
@JTT,
Quote:
the stuff that is like silicone but it stays slightly tacky. You can pull it off easily and roll it around on your fingers into a ball;
it's still sticky but not wet sticky. It's soft like putty but it has the consistency of silicone.

that would be rubber cement...
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