The same foam warning should be applied to many AV products and containers:
- 3M 2" videotape cases from the 1960s used a foam gasket that
- Some Kodak 35mm Carousel slide drum cardboard boxes had a sheet of
foam in them.
- Some electronic component packaging and carrying cases were/are
- Some 3M 1" and 2" videotape reels had a foam lined upper flange.
in this case, the problem was not with the foam but rather with the adhesive
that leaked through the foam onto the tape pack.
In a message dated 9/29/2015 12:41:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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Last night I pulled out a Chandos CD set that I had bought in the mid-'80s
and was horrified to see that the foam sheet that was placed between
facing CDs was rotting and adhering to the CDs. This residue seems to be
unremovable, rendering the CDs unplayable. When I got home I checked other Chandos
box sets and found the same problem developing. Strangely I looked at
other brands similarly packaged and there didn't seem to be a problem. However
I am now removing these sheets from ALL such sets.