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Subject: VPD papers

VPD papers

From: Mike Widener <mwidener>
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 1994
I recently came across four sealed packages of rather yellowed envelopes
(25 per package). Inside each package is a sheet labeled: V.P.D. (Vapour
Phase Deacidification).  The sheet lists the manufacturer, B.G.
Robertson Laboratories (U.K.), and the American distributor, Interleaf,
Inc. (Minneapolis).  There are no instructions for its use.  I have no
idea when this item was purchased; it was here when I was hired in 1991.
I have read the brief discussion about this product in DePew's LIBRARY,
describes how it is used and states that the distributor's claim that
the product buffers paper against future acid attack is not
substantiated.  My questions are: Is anyone still using and/or
recommending this product?  What is its shelf life?  Is it worth keeping
and using?  Thanks in advance for your help.

Mike Widener
Archivist/Rare Books Librarian
Tarlton Law Library
University of Texas at Austin
727 East 26th St.
Austin, Texas 78705-3224
Fax: 512-471-0243

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:33
                Distributed: Thursday, November 3, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-8-33-006
Received on Tuesday, 1 November, 1994

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