- Film cement
Film cement is a special glue designed to join motion picture film. It is made of
film basedissolved in a solvent. Two cut sections of film are spliced together in a film splicerusing film cement.Splices can be made either with a "hot" splicer, or the splicer unplugged and at room temperature. It is most important that the emulsionof the film be scraped off prior to applying the cement or the splice will fail. Film cement also has a workable life span, if the amount of solvent falls below a certain level the splices will fail. Cement life can be extended by the careful addition of its solvent, usually Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) or acetone.
Film cement can only be used with
Acetate, Triacetateand Nitratefilms. Film cement cannot be used with polyesterbased film.
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