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Box - Coccoina Adhesive Paste

Box - Coccoina Adhesive Paste

Coccoina

$67.75

Coccoina Almond Scented Paste is non-toxic, non-solvent, and acid free. Best of all it has the sweet smell and delicate flavor (oh yes, we tasted it) of marzipan, an almond-based confection popular in Italy for making sweets.  Used in schools in Italy since the 1930's, it's the ideal adhesive fo...
Coccoina Almond Scented Paste is non-toxic, non-solvent, and acid free. Best of all it has the sweet smell and delicate flavor (oh yes, we tasted it) of marzipan, an almond-based confection popular in Italy for making sweets.  Used in schools in Italy since the 1930's, it's the ideal adhesive for scrapbooking, mounting photos and other crafts. Comes in a vintage-style silver tin and includes a stiff-bristled applicator brush.
Tin measures: 2.5" in diameter by 2" high and holds 125 grams of glue.
It's safe for children too. Not that they should eat the stuff, but if they do, No Big Deal. All the ingredients are non-toxic, solvent-free, and not dangerous.

A thin spread of the glue works well on paper, photos, clothes, labels, and any art project you can get your hands on, and perhaps the most welcome feature is the tiny brush that comes tucked away inside. Any surface where you need a smooth spread of paste can be achieved with this miniature aluminum paintbrush and its tiny bristles of pig hair.  It leaves no clumps that need to be smoothed with a finger.
Though the glue is considered a solid, it has a consistency that's neither wet nor dry, and the container provides mess-free use and storage that lasts up to a year.

Use and Care: This glue on any paper-related task, from keeping photos together in an album to scrapbooking to pasting receipts for accounting records. If the glue hardens a bit in its tin, it's easy to soften up again. You can scoop it out and gently heat in a saucepan with a small amount of water. When it's slightly liquid, pour it back into the tin, and when it sets, it will be good as new, without any effect on the adhesive quality.

About Coccina Glue: Potato starch, the base ingredient in this paste, comes from the root tubers of the potato plant, the leucoplasts. It's the stuff of gluten-free recipes and Kosher foods for Passover, extracted by crushing potatoes and releasing the starch grains from the destroyed cells. The high viscosity and low gelatinisation temperature make potato starch complementary to glue.  Glycerine, the second main ingredient, is odorless, colorless, and soluble with water. It tastes sweet and is used as the thickening agent in this paste.

The ingredients for the glue all come from Europe. The tin container and brush are made of European aluminum, and manufactured in Italy in the company's production plants in Voghera.