JAIC 1986, Volume 25, Number 1, Article 4 (pp. 39 to 48)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1986, Volume 25, Number 1, Article 4 (pp. 39 to 48)

GENERAL EFFECTS OF AGEING ON TEXTILES

Randall R. Bresee


ABSTRACT—General effects of five types of ageing on textiles are examined. The types of ageing discussed are physical, photochemical, thermal, chemical and mechanical. Changes in the structure and properties of textiles that result from each type of ageing are discussed in general terms. This paper is expected to provide conservators of polymeric materials (textiles in particular) with a basic understanding of some of the more important changes in textiles that result from ageing.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. TYPES OF AGEING
3. SUMMARY
a: References
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