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Subject: BEVA 371

BEVA 371

From: David Laine <david.laine>
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2001
Chantal Bernicky <chantal.bernicky [at] mcc__gouv__qc__ca> writes

>I am considering using BEVA 371 for an impregnation treatment of a
>contemporary alkyd painting. The painting consists of a large red
>square on a white background. Both colors have many long cracks and
>small losses. Some concern has been stated about the yellowing of
>this adhesive.

According to Feller's classification of useful life, witch gives a
very approximate indication of the stability of the polymer,
Ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymers, such as BEVA 371,is classified as
A, over 100 years. You can look for:

    Feller, R.L. and Curran, M.
    Solubility and cross-linking characteristics of ethylene/vinyl
    acetate copolymers. Bulletin American Group-International
    Institute for Conservation, 11, no.1, p.42-45, 1970.

David Laine
Painting conservator
st-annastraat 1
3390 Tielt-winge

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