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Subject: Paint finishes on storage furniture

Paint finishes on storage furniture

From: Matthew Scott <matthews>
Date: Friday, September 15, 2000
Nicola L. Ralston <nlralston [at] nli__ie> writes

>My colleague and I have been asked to compile information on storage
>furniture. Our institution, the National Library of Ireland, is
>undergoing a major building/re-furbishment programme, during this
>process a major, long-term investment will be made in purchasing new
>storage furniture.
>We are keen to source factual information on the pros and cons of
>the various finishes widely available. Our prime concern is the
>issue of off-gassing.

Due to the potential problems involved with powder coated steel
shelves, I tend towards galvanised steel for mixed collection
storage. Most Australian companies will do this at a slightly higher
rate, which is acceptable when weighed against the possibility of
improperly cured painted finishes.

Matthew Scott
Rouse Hill estate
Historic Houses Trust of NSW

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:18
               Distributed: Thursday, September 14, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-18-007
Received on Friday, 15 September, 2000

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