Envelope adhesives

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while mailing these archive cds out I wondered how they make non-toxic adhesives.
 

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Nicool003
huh isn't it strange how we just think of these kind of things? Sorry but I don't know how they do....
 
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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.
 
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russ_watters
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I read once that a stamp (before they were self-stick) had half a calorie.
 
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drag
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Greg...
You're not putting Anthrax in my envelope,
are you ?!

Live long and prosper.
 
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Originally posted by russ_watters
I read once that a stamp (before they were self-stick) had half a calorie.
Hey that means that i could surive on stamps if i got suck on a desert island.
 
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Originally posted by Zeth22
Hey that means that i could surive on stamps if i got suck on a desert island.
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
 
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I would need the fort knox of stamps to survive for a week.
 

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