A treatment to save historic leather

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Acid deterioration is a major problem in conservation of historic leathers. Many different techniques have been used in the past to save these valuable items, and some products have value in consolidating the structure and possibly improve the appearance. None of these approaches have offered the chance to reliably create an improvement in this article in terms of leather related performance and the offer of improved longevity. However, following extensive investigations, a new techniques has been developed that provides significant collagen stabilising for the deteriorated leathers and acid-buffering effects, measurable as an increase shrinkage temperature and a reduction in acidity within these leathers.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationWorld Leather
PublisherWorld Trades Publishing Ltd
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015


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