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Subject: Cold storage and plastics

Cold storage and plastics

From: Tina S. March <tsmarch>
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2001
I am interested in the effects of cold storage on plastic materials,
in particular polyurethane foams.  I am looking for temperature
guidelines, and advantages/disadvantages of this storage option over
a barrier film with oxygen/moisture scavengers.  Does the material
become brittle after a time? I presume taking an object into and out
of cold storage is stressful, but to what degree?  Comments on
firsthand experience or references to appropriate literature would
be very much appreciated.

Tina March
Conservation Student
Buffalo State College

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:41
                 Distributed: Monday, January 29, 2001
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Received on Sunday, 28 January, 2001

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