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Subject: Acid scavengers

Acid scavengers

From: Doon Laura Lovett <d.l.lovett>
Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I would be grateful to hear from anyone who might have experience of
using acid scavengers. I am looking for ways to prolong the life of
a pair of 1970s 'fake leather' trousers. The 'leather' fabric is a
thin layer of polyurethane coated on brushed cotton. Polyurethane
releases acid as it degrades which further catalyses the degradation
process. I would like to experiment with acid scavengers to see if I
can slow the rate of degradation.

Ms Doon Lovett BSc MBBS MA Tex Con
Textile Conservator
The Textile Conservation Centre
Winchester School of Art
University of Southampton
Park Avenue
Winchester SO23 8DL
+44 2380 597100
Fax: +44 2380 597101

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:11
                  Distributed: Monday, August 28, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-20-11-019
Received on Wednesday, 23 August, 2006

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