JAIC 1986, Volume 25, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 15 to 29)
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JAIC 1986, Volume 25, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 15 to 29)

VAPOR PHASE CONSOLIDATION OF BOOKS WITH THE PARYLENE POLYMERS

Bruce J. Humphrey




REFERENCES

Humphrey, B., “The Application of Parylene Conformal Coating Technology to Archival and Artifact Conservation,” Studies in Conservation, vol. 29, no. 2 (August 1984).



BACKGROUND READING

Fibrous Materials Coated with Linear Paraxylylene Polymers, U.S. Pat. No. 3, 429, 739, February 25, 1969.

The literature cited below refers to para-xylylenes but not to the specific applications described in this paper.

Patents granted to Michael Szwarc and Union Carbide Corporation: US Patents 3288728, 2341754, 637651, 650947, 740886, 883939, 973901, 11120422, 1112894, 1428168.

Trade literature: “Solvent resistance of the parylenes,” “Custom artifact encapsulation/protection” and “Parylene pellicules for space application” (Nova Tran Corporation); “Parylene removal with oxygen plasmas” and “Parylene conformal coatings” (Union Carbide Corporation).



Other publications

Parks, L.R., “Coatings in search of metallurgical applications,” The Metallurgist and Materials Technologist (July 1977): 371.

Szwarc, M.S., “Polyparaxylylene; its chemistry and application in coating technology,” Polymer Engineering and Science16 (1976).


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