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Subject: Disaster recovery boxes

Disaster recovery boxes

From: Annette Morris <amorri02>
Date: Thursday, February 11, 1993
A suggestion for Mr. Wim Smit regarding his request for information about
packing materials for "thoroughly wet books":  a new product, specially
designed to handle packing of wet books and paper is available from

    ProText, Inc.
    3515 Leland St.
    Bethesda, MD 20815
    Fax: 301-654-6153

Linda Nainis, formerly a librarian at Georgetown U. Law Library, has
developed a product she calls Rescube.  These boxes are made of
corrugated polyethylene, are collapsible and re-useable. Some boxes
being sold for disaster recovery, made of polypropylene, have a low
impact strength when subjected to temperatures required for vacuum
freeze-drying and are likely to crack.  The Rescube is designed to be
used to transport materials to freezers or vacuum freeze-dryers and back
to your library. We have purchased some and are planning to use these in
combination with freezer paper or "butcher's wrap" to pack out any water
damaged books in the event of a disaster.

Hope this is helpful,
Annette Morris
Preservation Librarian
Georgetown University Law Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:44
                 Distributed: Friday, February 12, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-6-44-005
Received on Thursday, 11 February, 1993

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