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Subject: Dunnage


From: Jerry Shiner <70252.763>
Date: Friday, October 6, 1995
Regarding Henry Grunder's inquiry for "dunnage" to fill spaces wile
moving his collection:

When packing wedding gowns for long term storage, I use a
combination of 100% rag, acid-free tissue (very expensive), and
ethafoam. The ethafoam is a polyethylene foam which comes in large
rolls of various thicknesses, from 1/16 in to 1/2 inch. When
purchased in large rolls (about 5 feet by 200 feet long) it is not
expensive.  It's easy to cut, flat, chemically neutral, reusable,
white, and can be stapled. I believe it is a "Dow" product, I
purchase mine from a supplier of industrial packaging supplies.  I
suggest at least 1/4 inch thickness for this purpose,  the thinner
sheets are used to package stereos and furniture.

PS I have always found "Bubble pack" to be a pain to handle. Should
you decide to use "peanuts", make sure you have an industrial-type
vacuum around.

Jerry Shiner
Keepsafe Systems

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:33
                 Distributed: Tuesday, October 10, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-33-005
Received on Friday, 6 October, 1995

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