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Subject: Dacron


From: Helen Mar Parkin <hmparkin<-a>
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Lisa Fox < [at] sos__mo__gov> writes

>We are looking for a source for Dacron material, at least 60 inches
>wide, to be used for Dacron linings of oversized documents. ...
>I assumed we could replace it easily from a local fabric store, but
>no one carries anything like it anymore.  In fact, I'm told that
>"Dacron" per se is no longer manufactured. One colleague said they
>purchased something called "ultressa" or "silkessa," but I have not
>been able to get a reply from MagnaFabrics, the vendor.

The fabric we sometimes use as a lining or interleaf in painting
conservation is a dacron polyester #738 made by Testfabrics, Inc. In
West Pittston, PA.

<URL:> refers to this material as
filament polyester/polyester taffeta, but no longer calls it dacron.
It comes only 45 inches wide, but they have other filament
polyesters 60 inches wide that  might suit your needs.  Their phone
number is 570-603-0432.

Helen Mar Parkin
Dallas, TX

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