Tapeten Reiniger eraser

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Tapepeten Reiniger eraser


[AKA Chemie Wishab, Germany] A brand name for a Factice eraser. Tapeten Reiniger erasers are composed of Vulcanized rubber and/or Vegetable oil mixed with Chalk. The Tapeten Reiniger erasers leave copious small crumbs that darken to a deep orange color on aging (Estabrook, 1989). Surface pH measurement of the Tapeten Reiniger erasers gave a neutral value of 6.97 (Estabrook, 1989).


Residual sulfur and/or chloride may be present from vulcanization

Physical and Chemical Properties

Insoluble in most solvents.

Resources and Citations

  • E. Estabrook "Considerations of the Effect of Erasers on Cotton Fabric" JAIC 28:79-96, 1989. Link
  • E. J. Pearlstein, D. Cabelli, A. King, & N. Indictor :Effects of Eraser Treatment on Paper" JAIC 22(1):1-12, 1982. Link