Agateen Lacquer

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A brand name for a Cellulose nitrate based lacquer. Agateen lacquer #27 produces a crystal clear film specifically designed for use on silver and silverplate. It may be applied by spraying or dipping Agateen thinner is a solvent blend of Methyl isobutyl ketone, toluol, butanol and Amyl acetate that is sold for use with Agateen lacquer..

Synonyms and Related Terms

cellulose nitrate

Other Properties

Soluble in acetone.

Hazards and Safety

Becomes yellow and brittle with age.

Additional Information

Links to Oddy Test results posted on AIC Wiki Materials Database Pages for individual materials below

° Agateen tested in 2016

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 436
  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997

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