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. 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 80,000 cps. For comparison, ethylene glycol has a viscosity of 24 cp. Honey comes in at 2000 csp and lard has a viscosity of 100,000 cps.
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.
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 and degrade over time. PaleoBOND has a chemistry that will stay strong and clear indefinitely.
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.