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Technical Knowledge Folder No. 7 – Determination of pH of paper and board – according to ISO 6588-1

A simple pH measurement neither allows the determination of the presence of an adequate quantity of alkaline filler in paper or board nor the assessment of compliance with EN ISO 9706. Read more in the latest folder No. 7.

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Technical Knowledge Folder No. 6 "Polypropylene – A material for long-term archiving?"

Read here more about the interview held with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Banik regarding the implementation of polypropylene boxes.

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Technical Knowledge Folder No. 5 – The Oddy test – What works and what doesn’t
Time and again we receive anxious inquires regarding the significance of the Oddy test results. The Oddy test is used to roughly estimate the suitability of materials used in display cases, cabinets, museum showrooms and packaging. Lesen Read more in the Technical Knowledge Folder No. 5.
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Technical Knowledge Folder No. 4 – Fillers
Natural, ground or precipitated calcium carbonate. Which filler is better and more suitable?
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Technical Knowledge Folder No. 3 – Dyes and optical brightening agents
Influence of dyes and optical brightening agents on the permanency of paper and board materials.
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Technical Knowledge Folder No. 2 – Preservation of cultural heritage
Aging of paper and the necessary material requirements for protective packagings to prevent premature paper decay.
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Technical Knowledge Folder No. 1 – Cotton or chemical wood pulp?
The use of cotton pulp for long-term archiving purposes. Is the distinctively expensive cotton pulp actually more suitable for preservation purposes in comparison to chemical wood pulp?
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Archiving, Preservation, Conservation Dealing with photographs
Author: Ulrike Müller, Dresden, 2005.
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A preservation solution for the "Incunabula from Mainz"
Description of a preservation solution
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Corrugated board
KLUG Corrugated board upgraded.
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Air-stream drying of paper
Drying paper is one of the most important operations in paper conservation. Airflow drying has originally been applied in printmaking and hand papermaking workshops in order to shorten drying times and maintaining planarity of paper.
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Corrugated board and their self-generated pollution emissions
The project „Pollution in museums“ undertaken by the Fraunhofer Institute Wilhelm-Klauditz in Braunschweig, tested among various other materials also the KLUG-CONSERVATION corrugated board in relation to their self-generated polluting emissions.
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Protective enclosures for art on paper, archives and library materials
Today, it is generally acknowledged that art on paper as well as archive and library
materials should be stored in protective enclosures. These enclosures should mechanically protect the objects during transportation, prevent the deposition of dust and dirt and should provide basic protection against floods and fire at least to some extent.
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