Materials for Conservation

Materials for Conservation

Organic Consolidants, Adhesives and Coatings

1st Edition - September 24, 1987

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  • Author: C V Horie
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182773

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Materials for Conservation: Organic Consolidants, Adhesives and Coatings provides an overview of one aspect of materials conservation treatment, particularly the properties of organic consolidants, adhesives, and coatings. The contents of the book are divided into two parts; these parts are background information and survey of polymers. The coverage of the first part includes polymer science and the uses and requirements of applied polymers. The second part covers resins, vinyl, thermoplastics, fillers, and colorants. The text will be most useful to individuals involved in the management and conservation of historic materials, such as museum curators. Materials engineer and polymer chemists will also benefit from the book.

Table of Contents

  • Part I Background Information

    1 Introduction

    1.1 Use of Resins in Conservation

    1.2 Setting Processes

    1.3 Reversibility

    1.4 History

    2 Polymer Science

    2.1 Film-Forming Materials

    2.2 Molecular Weight and Size

    2.3 Glass Transition Temperature

    2.4 Mechanical Properties

    2.5 Optical Properties

    2.6 Polymerization

    2.7 Deterioration of Polymers

    2.8 Testing of Polymers

    2.9 Identification of Polymers

    3 Solvents

    3.1 Chemical Type and Purity

    3.2 Solubility Parameters

    3.3 Evaporation Rate

    3.4 Hazards

    3.5 Solvent-Solute Interaction

    4 Adhesion

    4.1 Wetting

    4.2 Effects of Setting Properties on Adhesion

    4.3 Deterioration of the Joint

    5 Uses And Requirements of Applied Polymers - A Summary

    Part II Survey of Individual Polymers

    6 Hydrocarbons

    6.1 Polyethylene (PE) and Paraffin Wax

    6.2 Rubber

    7 Vinyl Acetate Derived Polymers

    7.1 Poly(Vinyl Acetate)

    7.2 Poly(Vinyl Alcohol)

    7.3 Poly(Vinyl Acetals)

    8 Acrylic Resins

    9 Miscellaneous Synthetic Thermoplastics

    9.1 Poly(Vinyl Chloride)

    9.2 Poly(Vinylidene Chloride)

    9.3 Polystyrene

    9.4 Poly(Vinyl Pyrrolidone)

    9.5 Polyo-Xylene)

    9.6 Ketone Resins

    9.7 Polyethers

    9.8 Soluble Nylons

    10 Polymers Derived From Cellulose

    10.1 Non-Ionic Ethers

    10.2 Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose

    10.3 Cellulose Esters

    11 Natural Water-Soluble Polymers

    11.1 Polysaccharides

    11.2 Proteins

    12 Natural Resins

    12.1 Dammar

    12.2 Mastic

    12.3 Rosin

    12.4 Shellac

    12.5 Beeswax

    12.6 Oils And Alkyds

    13 Cross-Linking Polymers

    13.1 Silicone-Containing Polymers

    13.2 Polyester Resins

    13.3 Polyurethane Polymers

    13.4 Epoxy Resins

    13.5 Formaldehyde Resins

    14 Fillers and Colorants

    14.1 Fillers

    14.2 Colorants


    Appendix 1 Polymer Properties

    Appendix 2.1 Solvent Properties

    Appendix 2.2 Some Representative Hydrocarbon Solvents Derived From Petroleum by Distillation etc.

    Appendix 2.3 Hazards and Warnings

    Appendix 3 Solubility Charts of Polymers

    Appendix 4 International System of Units (SI) and Some Conversion Factors

    Appendix 5 Manufacturers Mentioned in Text


    Subject Index

    Author Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1987
  • Published: September 24, 1987
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182773

About the Author

C V Horie

Velson Horie is a strategic planner with an international reputation in project management, research, and teaching. After a degree in chemistry, he trained in archaeological conservation at the Institute of Archaeology (London) where interest started in polymers and their use in conservation. As an archaeological conservator in the north-east of England, he pioneered the use of environmental control and the integration of conservation ideas into wider museum concerns. For 28 years he was Keeper of Conservation at The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, then was the Research Project Manager at the British Library coordinating an international and interdisciplinary study on the natural ageing of books. He has carried out conservation, research, and professional coordination primarily with organic materials, such as polymers, preserved animal skin, movie film, and degraded wood. He project managed and delivered a wide range of projects, from collaborative research to professional accreditation to a £21m capital development. All required, and benefited from, multi-disciplinary teams, focussed on quality improvements with clear public benefits.

Teaching experience includes university lectures, a distance learning course on Chemistry for Conservators and professional updating courses on polymers, most recently involved with the design and delivery of a course Adhesives for Conservation for the American Institute for Conservation. He acts as a consultant to museums and other institutions on their development and Curatorial Advisor to the New Mills Heritage Centre. He has upwards of 80 publications and editorships, including Materials for Conservation and papers on film degradation and preservation. He is a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation, and the Museums Association, an Accredited Conservator-Restorer, and a professional Member of the Association for Project Management. He was on the board of the Institute of Conservation and its predecessor. He is currently Treasurer of the International Institute for Conservation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Collection Care and Conservation Consultant

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