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Subject: Laropal A81

Laropal A81

From: Tiarna Doherty <tiarnadoherty>
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2002
Janine Wardius <janine [at] bergenartmuseum__no> writes

>I noticed that in July this year Conservation Resources (U.K.) Ltd.
>began offering a urea-aldehyde resin called "Laropal A81", that I
>have not heard of before. Have conservators used this as a varnish
>on paintings? Has anyone done any aging tests done on it? Might it
>have better aging characteristics than Laropal K80?

Laropal A81 is being used as a medium for the Gamblin Conservation
Colors. The manufacturer's web site
<URL:> offers some information about
Laropol A81 by referencing and linking to articles on Gamblin
Conservation Colors. These articles include one from the Melbourne
IIC meeting titled "Development of a New Material for Retouching" by
M. Leonard, J. Whitten, R. Gamblin, and E. Rene de la Rie. The
articles also have further references and contact information for
the authors.

Tiarna Doherty
Assistant Paintings Conservator
Painting Conservation Department
J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite #1000
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687
Fax: 310-440-7745

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:38
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