Design Artgum eraser

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Artgum eraser


[Sanford Corp formerly Faber-Castell] A registered trademark for a factice eraser. Design Artgum is composed of vulcanized vegetable oil. The erasers do not contain rubber. Artgum erasers are soft and noncorrosive, but leave numerous small yellow crumbs that darken with age (Estabrook, 1989). The crumbs can be removed with a vacuum or brushing. Surface pH measurement of the Artgum erasers gave a basic pH value of 10.74 (Estabrook, 1989).

Synonyms and Related Terms

Design Artgum eraser; Art Gum eraser; soap eraser

Hazards and Safety

Residual sulfur and/or chloride may be present from oil vulcanization.

Sanford Corp.: MSDS

Additional Information

E.Estabrook "Considerations of the Effect of Erasers on Cotton Fabric" JAIC 28:79-96, 1989. Link

E. J. Pearlstein, D. Cabelli, A. King, & N. Indictor :Effects of Eraser Treatment on Paper" JAIC 22(1):1-12, 1982. Link

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Website address 1, Website address 1 Comment:

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