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Subject: Ethafoam


From: Paul Storch <paul.storch>
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2000
Beth Schobernd <beth [at] exchange1__mlb__ilstu__edu> writes

>Our Biology Department is looking for an archivally sound packing
>material for use with delicate bird specimens. They are currently
>exploring Ethafoam, a polyethylene Dow Chemical product.

I would suggest obtaining a copy of

    "The Storage of Natural History Collections: Ideas and
    Practical Solutions"
    edited by Carolyn Rose and Amparo de Torres
    Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections,
    1992, ISBN 0-9635476-0-7

To order contact:

    Society for the Preservation of
    Natural History Collections
    c/o Suzanne B. McLaren
    5800 Baum Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3706

The volume is an invaluable reference on how to create various
storage mounts and supports, with details about the materials used
and construction instructions.

Paul S. Storch
Senior Objects Conservator/Section Head/Internal Unit Preparation
Daniels Objects Conservation Laboratory (DOCL)
B-109.1, Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. West
St. Paul, MN  55102-1906
Fax: 651-297-2967

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Received on Tuesday, 14 November, 2000

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