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UV filtering materials

From: Steve Floray <steve_floray>
Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2003
Sylvie Pinichon <psserpa [at] aol__com> writes

>We would like to purchase some UV filtering film ...

The National Park Service Museum Management Program tested several
different brands of filtering film two years ago. The results of our
tests are included in Conserve O Gram 3/10 "Choosing UV-Filtering
Films"
    <URL:http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/publications/
        conserveogram/cons_toc.html>.

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Of the films that we tested, only five filtered out all UV:

    Solar Screen's Clear EZ Bond and KoolVue Industrial Strength
    <URL:http://www.solar-screen.com>

    Sun Gard's NRW100WHITE-OUT DPS
    <URL:http://www.sun-gard.com>

    Madico's SDSS-330-X and TSG-550
    <URL:http://www.madico.com>

Note: We are in the process of updating this publication as the
samples that 3M provided to us lacked the adhesive (which contains
their filtering media).  None of the new 3M sample films blocked all
UV but several filtered to 20 microwatts per lumen or less.  We hope
to have the revision printed in Spring 2004.

Steve Floray
Museum Specialist
National Park Service
Museum Management Program
1849 C Street, NW (2265)
Washington, DC 20240-0001
202-354-2013
Fax: 202-371-6757


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