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Aliphatic Resin Glue

July 25, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Aliphatic resin glue is what we commonly know as “yellow glue” or “carpenter’s glue”. It is similar to PVA (white glue), but has been modified to make it stronger and more moisture resistant. Titebond Original is one of the most common aliphatic glues sold in the US. Very inexpensive and and great choice for a go-to interior wood glue.

Why you should use it:

  • Dries quickly.
  • Better initial tack than PVA.
  • Designed to work on porous materials only.
  • Easy water cleanup.
  • Generally food-safe when cured.
  • Inexpensive and economical.

Why you might not want to use it:

  • Requires good clamping pressure.
  • Designed to work on porous materials only.
  • Most are not water poof.
  • Not gap filling.
  • Dries too quickly.
  • Working with non-pourous materials.
Titebond Original

Titebond Original


One Response to “Aliphatic Resin Glue”
  1. R K Glover says:

    Another drawback to aliphatic type glues is that under certain conditions, such as high humidity, it will host mold. I assume from that there is an organic component, possibly animal, not present in PVA glues.
    Regardless of one’s ethical posture regarding animals the mold can be a serious issue and cause the bond to fail.

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