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Subject: Earthquake materials

Earthquake materials

From: Sasha Stollman <sstollman<-a>
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2005
A variety of newfangled quake-proofing substances have been
appearing on the market which have the desirable ability to be
removed more quickly and easily than the various
microcrystalline-based quake waxes.  Two are available from Trevco
in California <URL:>: 'Clear Museum Gel', an
organopolysiloxane, and 'Quakehold! Museum Putty', a polyisobutylene
based mastic.  Has anyone carried out testing to determine whether
they are as effective as the quake waxes, remain inert and leave no

Sasha Stollman
Canterbury Museum
Rolleston Avenue
Christchurch 8001
New Zealand
+64 3 366 9429 ext 1845
Fax: +64 3 366 5622

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:51
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Received on Tuesday, 12 April, 2005

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