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Adhesion Society Meeting Proceedings

Published

Author(s)

Rebecca Ploeger, Aaron M. Forster, Donald L. Hunston, Etienne de la Rie, Christopher McGlinchey

Abstract

Consolidating adhesives have been used throughout the centuries for the conservation of painted cultural objects- such as paintings and polychrome sculpture- and if it were not for these adhesives, many objects may not have survived to the present day. Degradation of the paint binder and/or the failure of adhesion between layers (paint layers and the substrate) are some problems that can occur over time, and the ability to re-adhere and consolidate fragile and flaking paint layers is an essential part of the maintenance and stability of a work of art. For films dried over one week, properties like modulus, tack, and melting point were nearly identical. However, for films dried only a few days "fresh films", significant differences were seen in the tack behavior as a function of temperature. A good understanding of tack and how it can change based on solvent and tackifier choice is one of the fundamental points of this research.
Proceedings Title
CONSOLIDATING ADHESIVES FOR THE CONSERVATION OF PAINTINGS:
THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW HEAT-SEAL ADHESIVES
Conference Dates
March 3-6, 2013
Conference Location
Daytona Beach, FL, US
Conference Title
2013 Adhesion Society Meeting

Keywords

hot melt adhesive, probe tack, degradation, paint, art conservation, adhesion

Citation

Ploeger, R. , Forster, A. , Hunston, D. , de la Rie, E. and McGlinchey, C. (2013), Adhesion Society Meeting Proceedings, CONSOLIDATING ADHESIVES FOR THE CONSERVATION OF PAINTINGS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW HEAT-SEAL ADHESIVES , Daytona Beach, FL, US (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created March 3, 2013, Updated March 6, 2023