JAIC 1984, Volume 23, Number 2, Article 3 (pp. 101 to 113)
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JAIC 1984, Volume 23, Number 2, Article 3 (pp. 101 to 113)

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE TAPE AND TECHNIQUES FOR ITS REMOVAL FROM PAPER

Merrily A. Smith, Norvell M. M. Jones, Susan L. Page, & Marian Peck Dirda


ABSTRACT—The history of the development of pressure-sensitive tape is outlined from its invention in 1845 to the present. The aging properties of different tapes are described. The efficacy and testing of various organic solvents are examined with regard to appropriate solvent selection for tape removal. Specific techniques for the removal of tape by immersion, poultice, and suction are discussed.

Article Sections:

1. HISTORY
2. AGING
3. SOLVENT SELECTION AND TESTING
4. EFFICACY OF VARIOUS SOLVENTS
5. TESTING BEFORE INITIATING TAPE REMOVAL
6. METHODS OF TAPE REMOVAL
7. IMMERSION
8. POULTICE
9. SUCTION TABLE
10. CONCLUSION
a: References
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