JAIC 1998, Volume 37, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 23 to 34)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1998, Volume 37, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 23 to 34)

COMMERCIAL VINYL AND ACRYLIC FILL MATERIALS

MEG LOEW CRAFT, & JULIE A. SOLZ


ABSTRACT—Commercial vinyl and acrylic fillers offer a convenient alternative to traditional and conservator-prepared fillers. Composition, working properties, and advantages and disadvantages for conservation applications are reviewed and compared. As with all commercial products, the discussion of composition is limited by secret trade ingredients and changing formulations. The aim is to present information to aid in choosing fill materials used in conservation treatments, rather than recommending any specific commercial product or promoting their use over other available materials.
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Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF USING COMMERCIAL FILLERS
3. ACRYLIC MODELING PASTES: GENERAL DISCUSSION
4. VINYL-BASED COMMERCIAL FILLERS: GENERAL DISCUSSION
5. CONCLUSIONS
a: Materials , References , Author Information
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