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Subject: Removing adhesive residues

Removing adhesive residues

From: Catherine Dumas <catherine.dumas>
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2000
The following is posted on behalf of Valerie Lemorvan

    I am restoring several printed book (ca. 1863). Pages were
    repaired with adhesive tapes. All tapes were removed by means of
    different solvents or by scraping off by means of a scalpel. But
    for the obstinate residues I have no efficient solution, some
    pages remain sticky. In the last issue of "Restaurator", 1999,
    no. 3 et 4, p. 188 German restorers have used an unknown product
    (unknown for me) it is named Attapulgite, a magnesium silicate
    moistened with ethyl acetate for removing adhesive residue. It
    seems very time consuming but it works. I Would appreciate
    hearing from anyone who has experienced this? Every suggestion
    for a safe and reversible method for removing tapes will be
    appreciate. Thankfully yours.

    Valerie Lemorvan
    Restorer Bibliotheque Nationale de France
    Service Restauration
    58, rue de Richelieu
    75084 Paris CEDEX 02

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:38
                Distributed: Wednesday, January 5, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-38-019
Received on Tuesday, 4 January, 2000

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