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Subject: Beva film

Beva film

From: Marta Barandiaran <uppbalam>
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 1998
Barbara Appelbaum <aandh [at] idt__net> writes

>I do not often use Beva, but I am testing it now for a very strange
>treatment, and find the smell is driving me nuts.  I have been using
>the solution of 371.  Does anyone have experience in using Beva film
>instead, and is the smell problem substantially reduced?  Does
>anyone know what the smell is? ...

I use Beva Film very often in the conservation of paintings and I
can tell you that it does not smell at all. Sorry, but I do not know
what causes the smell of Beva 371. I have always thought that it was
some kind of solvent, so when I use it I do always wear a mask. Beva
film is easier to use but I find that its adherence is poorer. It
tends to remain in the surface so it is more reversible than Beva
371. I use each one of them for different purposes and I like both
of them, but the results are quite different.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:43
                Distributed: Thursday, November 12, 1998
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Received on Tuesday, 10 November, 1998

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