JAIC 1989, Volume 28, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 117 to 125)
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JAIC 1989, Volume 28, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 117 to 125)

A COMPARISON OF SELECTED UV FILTERING MATERIALS FOR THE REDUCTION OF FADING

Patricia Cox Crews


ABSTRACT—The effectiveness of a UV filtering material of flexible polyester film containing a silver reflective coating was compared to the widely used UV absorbing filters that are almost colorless or have a strong yellow tint. The silver-coated polyester filters caused almost no distortion of color rendition when used as a filter for fluorescent lamps and provided greater protection of artifacts than did the almost colorless filters. The use of UV filters of polyester film with a reflective silver coating is recommended when filters with a strong yellow tint distort color to an objectionable degree and yet greater protection of artifacts is desired than that afforded by almost colorless filters.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE
3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
4. CONCLUSIONS
a: References
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