publication . Article . 2002

Enzymes Used for Adhesive Removal in Paper Conservation: A literature review

Sandrine Decoux;
  • Published: 29 Sep 2002 Journal: Journal of the Society of Archivists, volume 23, pages 187-195 (issn: 0037-9816, eissn: 1465-3907, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
For 25 years, enzymes have been used in paper conservation. Their characteristics and applications have been discussed in numerous articles and books, and they have been shown to be a valuable tool for conservators. The information found in the literature, however, can be fragmentary, perplexing or downright contradictory. Because conservators generally use enzymes as a ‘last resort', they might feel daunted at the idea of sifting through this mass of data. This article aims to collate the information available and organise it in a practical manner. The first part is a short reminder of what enzymes are and how they work; the second is a ‘checklist' to help the ...
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