Polymer Chemistry

Polymers in and Around You

What is glue?

There are many different types of adhesives, but you’re probably thinking of that white glue you had as a kid. This type of glue is known as a “drying adhesive” because it hardens by evaporation of a solvent. In the case of white glue, the solvent is water and the sticky stuff that gets left behind is polyvinyl acetate.



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