Buffered paper

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A paper that contains an alkaline filler. The purpose of the alkaline filler is to react with any acidic degradation products thereby minimizing the destructive reaction of acids on cellulose. Buffered papers and boards most often contain about 3% calcium carbonate as an alkaline reserve.

See also Acid-free paper, and Alkaline reserve.

Synonyms and Related Terms

buffered acid-free

Collection Risks

Not recommended for use with photographs or proteinacouse media.

Links to Oddy Test results posted on AIC Wiki Materials Database Pages for individual materials below

° 500 YearTMbuffered envelopes Tested in 2003

Resources and Citations

  • Marjorie Shelley, The Care and Handling of Art Objects, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1987

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