Beva is the only adhesive specifically formulated to meet the requirements of art conservation professionals, and since 1970 is the most widely used over the world. This material has been extensively tested and published in professional literature. Developed as a relining adhesive, it has now been found to have numerous other applications, such as mounting of paper to canvas, textile to textile, canvas to wood. Can be applied by brush, roller, or thinned and sprayed into place. BEVA can be removed from absorbent surfaces using hexane or acetone, provided these solvents do not damage the artwork involved. It is also reversible by heat and low-aromatic solvents.