Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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wettability

The state or condition of being wettable, or the relative affinity of liquid for the surface of a solid. such as the affinity of water for paper or leather. Wettability increases directly with increasing affinity, as measured by the contact angle formed between the liquid and the solid. This increases from non-wettability at an angle greater than 90° to complete wettability when the contact angle is 0°. (17 )




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