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Subject: Book repair tape

Book repair tape

From: William Henderson <willt>
Date: Friday, January 26, 1996
Jenni Boone <jrb065t [at] vma__smsu__edu> wrote

>I am looking for a replacement for Demco's Fastape

There are a number of alternatives.  Quick and easy repairs, some of
which will not last for an extended period use tape of the type she
has found unsatisfactory.  For long term repairs, buckram and "C"
cloth can be acquired and cut to the size needed. These cloths
require the use of adhesive and require drying time after
application. Some of the tapes with acrylic pressure sensitive
adhesives seem to work at least fairly well. Filmoplast T tape is
quite light weight making it unsuitable for use on any but thin,
light weight items. Tyvek tape and other pressure sensitive tapes
can be used, but are generally best limited to materials with
relatively short life or to putting materials into shape to last out
a semester or limited period of time before going out for rebinding.

William T Henderson
Preservation Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:57
                Distributed: Wednesday, January 31, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-57-015
Received on Friday, 26 January, 1996

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