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Housing brass dies

From: Mark Vine <vpackthread<-a>
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Ian Bogus <ian.bogus [at] yale__edu> writes

>I am working a collection of brass dies used for publishers cloth
>books.  They will be housed in artifact trays but am having some
>difficulty deciding on what type of padding to use to keep them from
>moving around. ...

Good materials to use for cushioning and protecting dies and other
solid objects are plastazote LD45 and ethafoam.

Plastazote LD45 is a British made inert, high density closed cell
cross linked polyethylene foam with a density of 45 kg/m3. Both
materials come in a variety of thicknesses and colours and are
widely used in display cases for protecting a wide range of museum

Mark Vine
Conservation Resources (UK) Ltd
Cowley, Oxford, England

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