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Bubble wrap

From: Evangelia Kyriazi <evangelia_kyriazi<-at->
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Cihat Uzun <objectconservation [at] yahoo__com> writes

>We are considering temporarily packing our objects with bubble wrap
>but we have to decide which bubblewrap we use (with paper or not). I
>would like information about this and the properties of bubble wrap
>used in packing historical objects.

I am quite against bubble wrap. Some years ago, I was working on a
brass object that had been wrapped in bubble wrap. The metal surface
was covered by dots in the size of the plastic bubbles. It took
weeks to clean it, as the bubbles and/or blue and/or green copper
oxidation products kept re-appearing every day, even after the
object was chemically cleaned and varnished. I would suggest you
tried another solution. Here in Greece we say that nothing is more
permanent than the temporary solutions. How about acid free tissue
paper?

Evangelia Kyriazi
Natural History Museum
of the Lesvos Petrified Forest


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