gluing Tyvek paper to composition notebook

This is a spin off of my duct tape and composition journal thread.

I would like to make a girly pocketbook type composition notebook with a thin (shallow might be a better adjective) accordion pocket for storing pencils and small knick knacks. My soon to be 8 year old loooooves to read for pleasure but I'm trying to get her to take notes while she reads to encourage critical thinking and improve comprehension and retention. I'm hoping if I make a pretty and portable notebook (with a clutch handle or perhaps a shoulder strap) that I'll catch her attention; and if it's easy and/or fun to carry around maybe she'll "play" with it in the car.

I'll be using duct tape to decorate the book itself for a number of reasons including easy availablity, ease of application and the fact that it's kind of trendy now. Especially since Duck brand in particular has some cute girly patterns (including Kello Kitty).

I picked up some free Tyvek envelopes (very thin, very light weight) that I can turn into accordion pockets pretty easily, with the goal of dressing the pocket up with duct tape or a thinner and lighter packaging tape (also readily available in Hello Kitty) but I don't know what glue to adhere it to the composition journal with.

I'm starting with the Tyvek envelope --rather than crafting one directly from duct tape-- to give it structure and stability. But that means I will have to adhere the entire surface area of the back of the pocket to the composition journal.

I tried googling this and surprisingly enough there is some info out there. Apparently glues made from animal by-products, casein or even water based glues are better than others. I forget exactly what those others are but I think they involved man made chemicals and apparently those glues have a tendency to warp the Tyvek.

Elmer's glue comes to mind but I have a hard time imagining that the pocket wouldn't peel right off. Can anyone give me any more guidance on readily available types of glue? Does anyone have any other tips or suggestions? For instance, I suspect I'll get a better result if I scuff the surface of the book if it seems glossy but I don't want to get too carried away with that.

I don't have the time, energy or inclination to experiment with this unless absolutely necessary. Actually, the need to experiment on this might be a deal breaker.


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A quick Google found...

Link and the important part:

simple, relatively inexpensive 3M Super 77 and Super 90 worked well in bonding Tyvek

And another Google to Amazon gets these references:
3M Super 77
3M Super 90

You should be able to get this stuff at any decent art supply store. Staples and Office Depot have both -- 3M Super 90 is also called Scotch High-Strength Spray Adhesive -- the can has a big white "90" on it, so it is probably the same product. Go to either and search "spray adhesive"

Thanks for the diversion you provided me to look for this.

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Super 77


I can attest to the strength of the 77 adhesive. I have used it before. Since you're talking about a small space that needs glue, you're going to want to make a template to protect everything else from the spray. It is very sticky and very permanent. That pocket won't ever come off, I'm betting.


Ygor, Thanks so much for


Thanks so much for the info.


Thanks for the testimonial on 3m Super 77. It looks like 90 is supposed to be stronger but 77 is more readily available.


Super 74????


So DH tells me he's got a can of Super 74. (Which comes as a big surprise to me.) Apparently it's for gluing foam to foam. (Again, huh?)

Any educated guesses on whether or not that would work? As I mentioned I'm not terribly interested in experimenting but I do have an old, partially used up comp book so it may make sense to give that a try first but not if there isn't some possibility of success.

Have a great weekend.


Try these links

Google got me to this :
Spray Adhesive Product Info
and then I noticed this :
Surface Guide
at the lower right of the page.

It has been a while since I used these kind of products, so I cannot offer any first hand advice.

You might try it out on some scraps.

Good luck. Let us know what you figure out.
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I second ygor's suggestion of trying it out on scraps.

Gluing foam to foam requires a different solvent/adhesive because some of the 'normal' ones melt foam, in a bad way. So that'd be why they're different, the 74 and 77..