Artcare Archival Foamboard
[Nielsen & Bainbridge] A trademark for a lightweight rigid laminated foam. Artcare (TM) foamboard is made using MicroChamber® technology. It contains Polystyrene foam sheets embedded with zeolites to absorb offgassing products along with buffers (Calcium carbonate) to neutralize harmful acidic vapors. The rigid, strong, flat panels are water-resistant and dimensionally stable. Direct sunlight will cause bleaching and degradation of any unprotected foam.
Synonyms and Related Terms
MicroChamber®; Artcare Archival white Foamboard
Combustible, producing styrene and carbon monoxide.
Resources and Citations
- Nielson & Bainbridge: [Foamboards]
- Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002