JAIC 1997, Volume 36, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 17 to 29)
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JAIC 1997, Volume 36, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 17 to 29)

A TRANSLUCENT WAX-RESIN FILL MATERIAL FOR THE COMPENSATION OF LOSSES IN OBJECTS

SUSANNE GÄNSICKE, & JOHN W. HIRX


ABSTRACT—A thermoplastic synthetic wax-resin mixture was developed by John W. Burke and Steve Colton for compensating losses in objects made from translucent materials. This material is an aesthetically pleasing and reversible alternative to other compensation materials such as epoxy and polyester resins or waxes. The authors describe how the various components of the mixture, including polyvinyl acetate (PVAC) AYAC, ethylene acrylic acid copolymers A-C 540 and 580, antioxidants Irganox 1076 or 1035, and a variety of possible fillers can be melted together, applied to areas of loss, and sculpted to shape.
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Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. COMPONENTS OF THE FILL MATERIAL AND THEIR PROPERTIES
3. PRELIMINARY NOTES ON AGING PROPERTIES OF THE FILL MATERIAL
4. USE OF THE WAX-RESIN FOR TREATMENTS
5. CONCLUSIONS
a: Notes , Materials , References , Author Information
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