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Subject: Silicone rubber as an adhesive

Silicone rubber as an adhesive

From: Barry Knight <barry.knight>
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2002
In Conservation DistList Instance: 16:35 Monday, November 25, 2002,
Emily O'Brien asks about how to remove silicone rubber from

I emphasise that I have not tried this product, and have no idea of
its compatibility with archaeological ceramics, but Merck sell a
substance called Digesil NC which is a digestant for cured silicone
elastomer and rubber.  It is claimed to have low odour and low
toxicity, and to be free from CFCs, aromatic and chlorinated
solvents.  This could be worth investigating.

Barry Knight
Senior Conservation Scientist
English Heritage

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:36
               Distributed: Wednesday, November 27, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-16-36-005
Received on Tuesday, 26 November, 2002

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