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Subject: Eucalyptus


From: Nicholas Arkady Selenitscu <nase>
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007
I am conducting a survey of a collection where there are court
ledgers bound with masonite/hardboard. From some initial research, I
have found that hardboard manufacture here in Australia has
predominantly used eucalyptus wood, so it's fairly safe to assume
that the paper documents are bound in heat-pressed eucalyptus. I
can't find conservation-related literature on eucalyptus. Apart from
the obvious high-acidity of the wood, are there any other factors
such as offgassing that I should be concerned about? In other words,
is there an urgent need to rebind these volumes?

Nick Selenitsch
Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
University of Melbourne
Melbourne Australia

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:43
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