Any type of paper designed to minimize metal corrosion. Antitarnish paper has a neutral pH and is sulfur-free. It can range in weight from a lightweight tissue paper to a heavy bristol board. Antitarnish paper is used for needle and cutlery papers to minimize rusting and discoloration. Some silver antitarnish papers have hydrogen sulfide scavengers or vapor phase inhibitors to prevent the silver from tarnishing. They are designed to use near, but not in contact, with silver in a closed environment, such as a sealed case.
Synonyms and Related Terms
anti-tarnish paper; anti-tarnish strips
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
- Marjorie Shelley, The Care and Handling of Art Objects, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1987
- Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989