research product . 2013

A comparative study on surface treatments in conservation of dry leather, with focus on silicone oil.

Ludwick, Lena;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Mar 2013
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
In the museums, private collections and historical houses, there is a wealth of leather artifacts, in various need of conservation. The treatment options, however, are few, and all with their drawbacks. This thesis aims to evaluate silicone oil as a surface treatment for dry leather, in comparison to two other treatments, Klucel G and British Museum leather dressing (BML). The study shows that the silicone oil treatment yields satisfactory results, and the literature and previous studies have indicated superior long term characteristics. Klucel G gave less than satisfactory results, but has better long term characteristics than the BML, though the BML also had s...
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Medical Subject Headings: technology, industry, and agriculture
free text keywords: Leather conservation, Klucel G, British Museum leather dressing, surface treatment, dry leather, silicone oil treatment, passivation polymers, silanol terminated polydimethyl siloxane, comparative study
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