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dc.contributor.authorLafrance, Jessicaen
dc.date2013-10-03 22:45:17.02
dc.date2013-10-04 20:14:54.597
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-17T14:09:16Z
dc.date.issued2013-10-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/8424
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Art Conservation) -- Queen's University, 2013-10-04 20:14:54.597en
dc.description.abstractConservators have long been aware of the problems associated with the preservation of rubber objects due to inherent instability that can be attributed, in part, to the presence of additives. Inorganic additives, such as fillers, accelerators, stabilizers, and special ingredients are necessary in manufacturing to alter the properties of natural rubber. These materials all have different interactions with the rubber, and each other, and differing effects on the ageing process. To date, the most effective and accepted methods to preserve rubber are cold, dark storage of objects, or the use of low oxygen environments. While these methods are effective, they greatly limit access. The application of coatings to the surface of rubber objects can slow deterioration and greatly increase the ability of an institution to handle and display rubber objects. While numerous coatings for preventive and interventive treatment have been tested, none have been so successful to warrant routine use. The first section of this research highlighted the relationship between the inclusion of certain additives in natural rubber objects and the accelerated or slowed down overall degradation. In the second part of this research, the acrylic varnishes Golden Polymer Varnish with UVLS, Lascaux Acrylic Transparent Varnish-UV, Sennelier Matte Lacquer with UV Protection, and Liquitex Soluvar Varnish containing ultraviolet light absorbers or stabilizers were tested as a preventative coating for rubber. Through testing the visual and physical properties of the samples, as well as compound analysis the results of this research suggest that acrylic varnishes do provide protection, each to varying degrees. The results also provided insight into the behavior of rubber and these varnishes with continuing light exposure.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectRubberen
dc.subjectAcrylic Varnishen
dc.subjectVarnishen
dc.subjectPreventativeen
dc.subjectRubber Deteriorationen
dc.subjectTreatmenten
dc.subjectRubber Objecten
dc.subjectConservationen
dc.subjectRubber Treatmenten
dc.subjectRubber Researchen
dc.subjectNatural Rubberen
dc.subjectAcrylic Coatingsen
dc.titleCorrelating Additives to Deterioration and Assessing the Effectiveness of Acrylic Coatings for the Protection of Rubberen
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.restricted-thesisSuggested by thesis supervisor to prevent conflict with possible journal publication.en
dc.description.degreeM.A.C.en
dc.contributor.supervisorMurray, Alisonen
dc.contributor.supervisorSpirydowicz, Krysiaen
dc.contributor.departmentArt Conservationen
dc.embargo.terms1825en
dc.embargo.liftdate2018-10-16
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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