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Performance and stability of historic casein formaldehyde


Kaner, Jake and Loras, Florin and Ratnasingam, Jegatheswaran (2017) Performance and stability of historic casein formaldehyde. e-plastory - Journal of Plastic History, 2. pp. 1-18. ISSN 2190-9598


Casein formaldehyde was manufactured between 1904 and 1982 in Western Europe both by International Galalith Gesellschaft (IGG) and Erinoid Ltd. (amongst others). Charles Rennie Mackintosh used it in his designs for furniture commissioned by Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke. Casein formaldehyde may be identified through a range of simple and analytical methods available to most conservators in private and public practice. We can control the loss of colour and protect the surface finish by minimising light exposure. Material, aged and distorted, may be reversed if the correct conservation procedures are observed and implemented.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Publisher: Plastics Heritage European Association
Keywords: Casein formaldeyde, early plastics, Erinoid, Galalith, furniture design, Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke, Charles Rennie Mackintosh; Peter Behrens; Knockaloe; 78 Derngate House; New Ways House; Northampton; Identification; Ageing; conservation
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2020 22:24
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2020 22:24
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/62700
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