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Flame retardants

From: Jackie Zak <jzak>
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2001
I am forwarding the following question for Mary Button Durell, an
artist in San Francisco. Thank you for any advice or suggestions you
are willing to provide.

    Can anyone refer me to a source of information on the effects of
    fire retardants on paper and/or the chemical composition of
    common fire retardants?

    I make large sculptures using tracing paper and wheat paste and
    was asked by an architect, who's interested in placing my work
    in a public place, if there was a way to make the pieces
    nonflammable. My concerns are with the effects of fire retardant
    chemicals on tracing paper over time.

Jackie Zak
Information and Communications
Getty Conservation Institute

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:42
                 Distributed: Monday, February 5, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-14-42-025
Received on Thursday, 1 February, 2001

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