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Totally agree with Matt on this one. The WORST thing you can do to acetate is make it hotter and 
drier.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matthew Sohn" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Conservation question: oxide delamination and consolidation


> >Whoa - wait a minute.
>>Isn't binder hydrolysis (sticky shed) totally different than binder delamination? Would you really 
>>want to bake tapes with oxide >delamination???? Some tapes may have sticky shed so bad that it 
>>appears to be "delaminating" as you play them, but I'm not so sure that >you'd want to bake tapes 
>>where the binder is actually flaking off of the tapes just by handling them. I have not yet had to 
>>work with true >binder delamination (and hope I never will) but from what I know, that's a totally 
>>different animal not to be to confused with sticky >shed!!! (and I've yet to see anyone out there 
>>reveal any simple solution to easily fix or stabilize binder delaminated tapes). Just my two 
>> >cents. Suzanne if you have more information, please share it!
>>John Schroth
>
> The only binder delamination I have encountered have been on very old acetate-backed tapes. It 
> seems to me that it is a lack-of-humidity problem that may or may not be remedied by placing the 
> tape(s) in a high humidity chamber for a long period of time (think weeks or months) before 
> attempting to play. I would never bake an acetate-based tape.
>
> -Matt Sohn
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