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RE: adhesives

This would be a good question for Chuck Darvin at EPA
(Darvin.Charles@epamail.epa.gov) who is working on the Adhesives
Alternatives Guide (AAGE).

Denis Bégin, M.Sc.
Research Assistant
Université de Montréal
Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health
PO Box 6128, Main Station
Montréal, Québec, Canada H3C 3J7
Tel: 514-343-2170
Fax: 514-343-2200

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net
> [mailto:owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net]De la part de Janet Clark
> Envoyé : 11 décembre, 2001 13:34
> À : p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Objet : adhesives
> HI Listies,
> This is an interesting question about adhesives.  Please post
> your response
> to Jeff as he is not on this list.  We want to hear your responses too, so
> include posting to p2tech!
> Janet Clark
> ...........
> I am a shoemaker living in Stratford, Ontario.  I
> am presently developing an eco-friendly shoe made of recycled
> materials.  I
> create shoes using a variety of post-consumer materials, such as
> reclaimed
> burlap coffee sacks, tires and intertubes, unusable clothing, dryer lint,
> etc.  While my project is still in the incubation stages, I wish to make
> them as environmentally friendly as possible.
> I have spent much time recently investigating environmentally-friendlier
> adhesives that might be available, unfortunately to little avail.
>  This is
> where I am hope you might be able to help me.  The commonly used adhesive
> for shoemaking is Barge All-Purpose Cement (manufactured by
> Quabaug).  I am
> looking to replace Barge with something less harmful to the environment
> (and myself).  Any commercially available "eco-friendly"
> adhesives (such as
> Pres-Tite Green Contact Cement) do not have the strength or durability
> sufficient for holding together a pair of shoes.  I was wondering if you
> knew of any adhesives that are available that might help, or if
> you knew of
> anyone that I should be approaching to aid me in this search.
> The other product that I am looking to replace is Rubber Latex.
> I presently
> treat old burlap coffee sacks with Rubber Latex to create a "Leather
> Alternative".  Do you know if there is some type of natural
> alternative that
> has similar properties to rubber latex?
> If you have any questions or need further information, feel free
> to contact
> me.  You can e-mail me at blue_pariah@hotmail.com or I can be reached via
> the phone at (519) 273-0586.
> Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.  Any
> insight you may
> have would be very much appreciated.  I was very impressed by
> what TURI is
> doing.  I'm glad the Toronto Environmental Alliance turned me on to your
> Institute.  Thanks again!
> Keep up the good work,
> Jeff Churchill
> blue_pariah@hotmail.com
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> leave only footprints
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> Janet Clark <clarkjan@turi.org>
> Associate Director for Information
> MA Toxics Use Reduction Institute
> University of Massachusetts
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