What's so special about PaleoBOND?

Proven For Over 30 Years

PaleoBOND was developed when Bill Mason realized  that there was something missing in the fossil collecting industry.  Too many specimens were being tossed in the dump pile as they broke apart  when collecting or preparing.  A problem solver, Bill came up with a  solution.  Create a strong, clear adhesive that would stabilize and  preserve fossils and minerals with reliability.  

Tried And Tested

PaleoBOND has been tried and tested for over 30 years  by professionals and amateurs including geologists, mineralogists and  paleontologists around the globe.  It is used and recommended for use on rare and expensive materials or just to preserve your special find. Why use a cheaper, lesser quality product when you can use PaleoBOND  and know that your specimen will endure the test of time?   Many adhesives on the market today are not refined and will turn yellow, crack and  degrade over time.  PaleoBOND has a chemistry that will stay strong and clear indefinitely. 

Better Cost Break Down Than The Competition

The quality and value of PaleoBOND is what keeps  customers reordering. On an ounce per ounce comparison, PaleoBOND takes less product to preserve a specimen because it is stronger and more durable. You would have to use a considerably larger amount of

another  product to try to recreate the same results you achieve with PaleoBOND

A 16 oz bottle breaks down to 

only $3.63 per ounce. 

That's a great deal!

Determining Viscosity

The thickness of PaleoBOND products is measured by  the viscosity of the adhesive in centipoise. The poise is the unit of dynamic viscosity in the centimetre gram second system of units. A centipoise (cp) is one 

one-hundredth of a poise.


When  determining centipoise, all 

other fluids are calibrated to the 

viscosity of distilled water at STP. 


Water at approximately 70 °F (21 °C) is about one centipoise.  Penetrant Stabilizer has a viscosity less  than water. That's why it can soak thoroughly into your fossil or mineral specimen.  Each structural adhesive has a corresponding centepoise  determined by the thickness of the adhesive.  

PB40 is the lowest at 40 cps and 

Jurassic Gel the highest at 12,000 cps.

  For comparison,  ethylene glycol 

has a viscosity of 24 cps. 

Honey comes in at 2000 cps and 

lard has a viscosity of 100,000 cps. 

PaleoSculp

PaleoSCULP™ is a unique two part epoxy material that forms a clay-like substance once mixed together.  It can be sculpted into any shape or form. It is ideal for use in replacement of missing fossil or rock parts or for patching damaged bones.  After curing, it becomes hard and strong.  It is also an excellent structural adhesive.


PaleoSCULP has a varied cure time, so you are in control of the work life time.  
PaleoSCULP bonds to any substrate material, so it acts as a multipurpose adhesive.
PaleoSCULP has an infinite shelf life. No need to worry about it drying out when stored.
PaleoSCULP will not shrink as it cures.
PaleoSCULP can be easily sanded or

 ground once cured.  
PaleoSCULP will cure under water,

 therefore it is waterproof when cured.  
PaleoSCULP can be used as a casting medium.  It is tough material, but easy to work into a mold, which allows for more versatility.
PaleoSCULP can be formed to create a smooth or textured surface, such as scales. 


With this material, your talent has no limit!

The work life of the mixed material is 

two to three hours, depending on the 

temperature of the clay mixture.  

If you need the material to cure more quickly, provide a warm environment for the piece.  Complete cure takes 24 hours.

Questions?

PaleoBOND is the adhesive chosen by more  professional paleontologists, jewelers, mineral collectors and rock  hounds. 


When quality is important,  

PaleoBOND is the adhesive of choice. 


Customers from all types of industries have used PaleoBOND over the years.

 If you have a question about how PaleoBOND will work for your project, give us a call and we'll help you find the right product 

to fit your needs.