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A treatment to save historic leather

Lama, A. (2015) A treatment to save historic leather. World Leather. 28(5), pp. 19-22. 0894-3087.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Acid deterioration is a major problem in conservation of historic leathers. Many different techniques have been used in the past to save these valuable items, and some products have value in consolidating the structure and possibly improve the appearance. None of these approaches have offered the chance to reliably create an improvement in this article in terms of leather related performance and the offer of improved longevity. However, following extensive investigations, a new techniques has been developed that provides significant collagen stabilising for the deteriorated leathers and acid-buffering effects, measurable as an increase shrinkage temperature and a reduction in acidity within these leathers.
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS967 Chemistry and science of leather
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology > CC135 Preservation, restoration, and conservation of antiquities
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS965 Leather technology
Creators: Lama, Anne
Publisher: World Trades Publishing Ltd
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Group > Institute for Creative Leather Technologies
Research Institutes > Institute for Creative Leather Technologies
Date: November 2015
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 19-22
Journal or Publication Title: World Leather
Volume: 28
Number: 5
Language: English
ISSN: 0894-3087
Status: Published / Disseminated
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