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Subject: Laropal A81

Laropal A81

From: Julie Arslanoglu <jarslanoglu>
Date: Saturday, December 7, 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?

There are two additional articles which may be of interest. They
explore the optical properties, working properties and stability of
Laropal A81 alone and blended with Paraloid B-72.

    Arslanoglu, J.M., Learner, T.
    "The Evaluation of Laropa1 A81: Paraloid B-72 Blend Varnishes
    for Painted and Decorative Surfaces: Optical and Aesthetic
    Properties." in The Conservator,  v. 25, UKIC, 2001.

    Arslanoglu, J.M., Learner, T.
    "The Evaluation of Laropal A81: Paraloid B-72 Polymer Blend
    Varnishes for Painted and Decorative Surfaces: Physical
    Properties and Stability." in the post-prints of the Paintings
    Specialty Group from the American Institute for Conservation
    National Meeting, Dallas, Texas, USA, May 31-June 3, 2001.

Julie Arslanoglu
Mellon Fellow in Painting Conservation
Balboa Art Conservation Center
PO Box 3755
San Diego, CA 92163
Fax: 619-236-0141

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:39
                Distributed: Tuesday, December 10, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-16-39-005
Received on Saturday, 7 December, 2002

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