AJK dough

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A fill mixture composed of Polyvinyl butyral (Butvar 98), Kaolin, and fine particles of paper, Hemp and/or Jute. AJK dough is prepared as a water emulsion. It dries with some shrinkage to form a strong, lightweight material. AJK dough has been used for ceramic fills and reconstruction. It has also been used to repair badly cupped and lifted lacquer (Umney 1987).

Additional Information

N.Umney, "Oriental Lacquers" Conservation News, Number 33, July 1987.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Website address 1 Comment: termlist for conservation : www.hants.org.uk/museums (accessed: 1999)
  • Dictionary of Conservation Terms, European Union, 2003

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