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Envelope adhesives

  1. Mar 18, 2003 #1

    Greg Bernhardt

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    while mailing these archive cds out I wondered how they make non-toxic adhesives.
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2003 #2
    huh isn't it strange how we just think of these kind of things? Sorry but I don't know how they do....
     
  4. Mar 27, 2003 #3
    Who Knows

    Maybe it's toxic or maybe it's peanut oil from madagascar. Who knows i usually don't look into these things until it's 3:00 AM and i have nthing to do.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2003 #4

    russ_watters

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    I read once that a stamp (before they were self-stick) had half a calorie.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2003 #5

    drag

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    Greg...
    You're not putting Anthrax in my envelope,
    are you ?!

    Live long and prosper.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2003 #6
    Hey that means that i could surive on stamps if i got suck on a desert island.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2003 #7
    And had a LOT of stamps. [;-)]

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    It's just a kind a glue. Dried glue that is, gets sticky again when moistened. Usually some type of geletin and sugar/syrup mixture for the non-toxic effect.
    Here's some receipes for making your own if you get tired of the mass produced stuff.

    http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/recipes/stampglue.htm
    http://www.theholidayzone.com/recipes/glue.html
    http://www.rubberstampsclub.com/tips/make-your-own.html
     
  9. Jun 1, 2003 #8
    I would need the fort knox of stamps to survive for a week.
     
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