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Scientific and Technical Academy Awards

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 1998
    January 6, 1998
    1997 Scientific and Technical Academy Award Winners
    Technical Achievement Awards (Academy Certificates)

    To James M. Reilly, Douglas W. Nishimura and Monique C. Fisher
    of the Rochester Institute of Technology for the creation of A-D
    Strips, a diagnostic tool for the detection of the presence of
    vinegar syndrome in processed acetate-based motion picture film.

    A-D (Acid Detector) Strips provide a repeatable, quantitative,
    calibrated check of the presence and extent of vinegar syndrome
    progression, a slow form of chemical deterioration, in stored
    processed acetate-based film.

    Scientific and Technical Awards are given for devices, methods,
    formulas, discoveries or inventions of special and outstanding
    value to the arts and sciences of motion pictures and that also
    have a proven history of use in the motion picture industry.

    Awards may be granted in any of three classifications: Academy
    Award of Merit (Oscar statuette), for basic achievements that
    have a definite influence upon the advancement of the industry;
    Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy plaque), for those
    achievements that exhibit a high level of engineering and are
    important to the progress of the industry; and Technical
    Achievement Award (Academy certificate), for those
    accomplishments that contribute to the progress of the industry.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:61
                Distributed: Wednesday, January 14, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-11-61-001
Received on Wednesday, 14 January, 1998

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