Tycore Board

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Tycore Board

Tycore Board

Description

Tycore board is a paper based mounting board off-white in color. The board is constructed of a honeycomb cell interior sandwiched between two heavy-weight facing papers. It is made of pure Alpha cellulose fiber buffered against acid migration with calcium carbonate with a pH of 8. An archival standard adhesive was used to adhere the facing paper and honeycomb cells together.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Archival Honeycomb Panels, Acid-Free Honeycomb board, Hexamount, Timecare Paper Honeycomb.

Not all honeycomb panels are made of pure alpha-cellulose fiber. Some honeycomb panels are made with potentially problematic materials such as acidic paper or poor quality adhesive. Double check the materials listed before use.

Use Category

Board-Cellulose

Object Mount

Applications

Tycore board is used for backing in large frames, mounting works of art and textiles, free-standing displays, and packaging or storage.

Personal Risk

Not classified as hazardous

Environmental Risk

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Collection Risk

Materials:

  • Alpha Cellulose Fiber
  • Buffered with Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3)
  • Archival Standard Adhesive (Usually Starch)


  • Acid and Lignin Free
  • Adhesive can gradually become brittle and yellow with age depending on the material, weakening the board.

Working Properties

  • The honeycomb structure creates a rigid, strong board with high compression strength that is lightweight.
  • It can be cut with a knife or a saw.

Forms and Sizes

Tycore board comes in large sheets of various sizes ranging from:

  • 48 x 96 x 1/2" (1219 x 2438 x 12.7 mm)
  • 32 x 48 x 1/2” (812.8 x 1219.2 x 12.7 mm)
  • 30 X 40 x 3/4" (762 x 1016 x 19.05 mm)
  • 40 x 60 x 3/4” (1016 x 1524 x 19.05 mm)

Resources and Citations

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