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Fwd: Ross Art Paste

From: Mcracker
Date: Fri Aug 04 2000 - 10:39:55 PDT

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    Thought some of you might be interested in this info on good old Ross Art

    attached mail follows:

    Hi Everyone,

    Just wanted to followup on the conversations we has a
    few weeks ago regarding Ross Art Paste. We ended with
    some question as to whether it was acid free or not.

    I contacted Dick Blick who put me in touch with the
    manufacturer, American Glue Corp. The man who created
    Ross Art Paste, named Joe Ginder, was very helpful. He
    said that the paste is indeed methyl cellulose with a
    small amount of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) added
    to it as a thickener. Runs about a 9-11 ph.

    This was great news to me since my local art supply
    wanted $12 for about 2 ounces of methyl cell, but Ross
    Art Pages costs about $2.83 for the same amount.

    Hope this helps,

    Kevin Thomas

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