Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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terylene

A generic name for a synthetic thread which has the advantages of nylon thread, but does not have the undesirable high degree of elasticity. Because of its lower elasticity, it does not present the problem of thread retraction after cutting. As with nylon thread, it is highly resistant to moisture and retains a large part of its dry strength when wet. Terylene is also almost entirely free from contaminating metals which might tend to cause degradation. It is also used in sheet form in the repair of documents and the leaves of books. (81 )




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