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Alkaline buffer in adhesives

From: Soren Ibsen <soren.ibsen>
Date: Monday, August 28, 2000
Marco Di Bella <mdibella [at] freemail__it>

>Has anyone experienced to add an alkaline buffer to the adhesives
>used in book (or other objects) conservation. If yes what results
>were obtained and what's the best alkaline compound to be added?

In both my paste and adhesive I use 1% Calcium Carbonate as buffer.
I dissolves the CaCO3 in cold water before mixing it in the adhesive.
I mean that it helps to prolong the lives of the objects.

Soren Ibsen
Book Conservator
University Library of Trondheim
N-7491  Trondheim.

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Received on Monday, 28 August, 2000

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