We are pleased to introduce the following Conservation Products to Ratchford Ltd: Timecare® Library Ringbinder Box Grey/ White These ringbinder boxes have long been a best seller to both institutional users and the private individual for the storage of a wide range of materials. The Timecare® Library ringbinder box is machine die-cut and hand assembled from Premier Archival acid-free and lignin-free boxboard to offer permanent and durable storage. This fully enclosed box offers the highest quality, but low cost alternative to the range of cloth covered ringbinder boxes. They are recommended by photographic conservators because of the quality of the archival board used, they offer ideal storage for Archives, Libraries and Collectors on a tight budget without sacrificing the highest standards of archival protection. A feature of these are double walls on three sides of the base which give extra rigidity, strength and an extra layer of protection against fire and water. The small internal dust wings help to prevent the ingress of dust and dirt. A box label is provided and the box is embossed for easy positioning of the label on two sides of the box, depending on the preference of the user as some users prefer the pages hanging vertically from the ‘D’ ring mechanism. Archival mounting paper is available to fit the most popular polyester album pages. 1300 Micron, 325 x 310 x 55mm. A4 Portrait. Ready Assembled. Timecare® Polyester HCL Album Pages Timecare® Album Pages for the safe storage and display of photographs, documents and ephemera. Made from a specially developed high clarity, clear archival laminate (HCL) of polyester and virgin polyethylene which combines the strength of polyester with the weldability of polyethylene. A binder edge (25mm), with 4 holes punched at 80mm centres. The wide variety of ‘pockets’ within the Timecare® Album Page range gives flexibility of storage in one ringbinder album/box. Pocket entry is gained either from the short or long side of the page. All pages will accept a hanging bar for alternative use in a filing cabinet. Album Pages 315 x 260mm x 4 Pockets (each pocket size H150 x W116mm) per A4 sheet. EVACON-R™ Conservation Adhesive A specially formulated neutral pH, non plasticised, reversible archival paper laminating adhesive. The adhesive is designed to be as safe as possible for all kinds of storage uses including photographs. It has passed the Silver Tarnish Test and is less susceptible to acid hydrolysis than the more common PVA adhesives which can break down and emit acetic acid vapours. These vapours can be particularly harmful to boxed items trapped in a microclimate. The resistance to hydrolysis of the EVACON-R™ is probably due to the random blocks of ethylene which affect the stereochemistry of the system. The incorporation of a small quantity of calcium carbonate also helps to stabilise the system. Applications: Suitable for laminating papers and boards, boxmaking, envelopes and general bookbinding work. Small Smoke Sponge Vulcanised 60g,(152mm x 76mm x 19mm) Unique dry sponges made of vulcanised natural rubbercompletely safe and non-toxic for cleaning off smoke covered walls and artefacts, soot damage and general dust. Crepe Rubber In its natural state, rubber comes in the form of a milky liquid known as latex. This liquid is then filtered and undergoes various processes until we obtain this sheet of crêpe commonly used in the shoemaking industry. It also has an application in the graphical field where it is used as an effective gum for removing residues of adhesives.
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