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Horie, C. V. (Charles Velson)

Materials for conservation : organic consolidants, adhesives and coatings / Velson Horie.

2nd ed.
Amsterdam ; Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010.
Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010.
Physical Description:
xiv, 489 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Reference Library
TP156 C57 H67 2010 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Original ed. published in 1986.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
"The first section explains the physical and chemical properties which are important in the conservation process, i.e. application, aging, reversal. The topics covered include molecular weight, glass transition temperature, solubility and solvents, polymerisation and degradation reactions, adhesion, and uses. The second section provides detailed consideration of the individual materials, current and obsolete, used in conservation, drawing out the factors relevant to their effects on objects. The conservation uses of each material are summarised and referenced to allow further study"--P. [4] of cover.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Conservation and restoration.

  • pt. 1. Background information. Introduction
  • Polymer science
  • Solvents
  • Adhesion
  • Uses and requirements of applied polymers, a summary
  • pt. 2. Survey of polymers. Hydrocarbons
  • Vinyl acetate-derived polymers
  • Acrylic polymers
  • Miscellaneous synthetic thermoplastics
  • Polymers derived from cellulose
  • Natural water-soluble polymers
  • Natural resins
  • Cross-linking polymers
  • Fillers and colourants.