Zen Shofu

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Zen Shofu


[Nakamura Co., Japan] A brand name for a white powder composed of precipitated Wheat starch. Zen Shofu, which has alternatively been translated as Zin Shofu and Jin Shofu, is treated to remove the insoluble glutamine in the starch. This produces a very smooth, water-soluble paste with a neutral pH. The flexible dry adhesive has been used for hinging photos and prints.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Zin Shofu; Jin Shofu; Japanese Precipitated Wheat Starch;

Other Properties

Dried films are soluble in water.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ceramics and Glass Conservation Section, List of Workshop Materials, The British Museum, London
  • Conservation Materials Ltd., Catalog
  • Conservation Support Systems, Catalog, 1997
  • External source or communication Comment: WAAC Newsletter - Volume 8, Number 3, Sept. 1986, pp.11-12. manufactured in Japan by the Nakamura Co.

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