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Subject: Polyester


From: Alan Phenix <alnphenix>
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2002
Patricia Smithen <patricia.smithen [at] tate__org__uk> writes

>... Does anyone out there have any suggestions for other
>linen-look polyesters, suitable for use in conservation?

Linen-look polyester fabric is also available from Lascaux,
Switzerland as their fabric P110.  The UK agent/distributor for
Lascaux products is AP Fitzpatrick in East London. The P110 is a
plain-weave multifilament polyester with a brown warp and a white
weft (or the other way round).  As a lining fabric for paintings,
some thought should be given to its mechanical properties, as it is
a relatively extensible (ie. non-stiff) fabric, less stiff even than
new linen canvas.

Alan Phenix
Associate Professor,
Dept. of Conservation
Institute of Archaeology, Art History and Conservation
University of Oslo
Frederiks gt. 3
0164 Oslo

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