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Subject: Storage of acetate film

Storage of acetate film

From: Gary Saretzky <saretzky>
Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998
In general, a "closed container"  is not a good idea for diacetate
because one wants the offgassing to be removed from the film
environment, since it could serve as a catalyst for further chemical
reactions.  However, if the film is put into cold storage, chemical
reactions would slow to the point where there would be no more
outgassing, so closed containers then could be used (and would be
recommended to acclimatize film being taken out of cold storage to
prevent condensation).

Gary D. Saretzky, Coordinator
Public History Internship Program
Rutgers University; Archivist, Monmouth County, New Jersey;
Chair, NJ Caucus, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

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