Used as a consolidant in book conservation.
Instructions (will vary depending on the required consistency).
Mix in alcohol between 5 and 20 grams, lightly sprinkle in the Klucel G, depending on the viscosity you require. Be careful to add the powder slowly and stir gently (to prevent lumps). Let settle overnight. The liquid should be homogenously clear without remaining flakes.
Disolve in Alcohol for use as a consolidant for old leather, Red Rot, etc.
Klucel hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) is a non-ionic water-soluble cellulose ether with a versatile combination of properties. It combines organic solvent solubility, thermoplasticity, and surface activity with the thickening and stabilizing properties of other water-soluble cellulose polymers.
Klucel HPC is soluble in many polar organic solvents and in water below 38˚C, but is insoluble in water above 45˚C. Klucel HPC is highly surface-active, with low surface and interfacial tensions of solutions. It has a wide range of compatibility with latexes and with synthetic and natural colloids. Klucel HPC is available in a wide range of viscosities with measurements reported at varying concentrations in water. It is thermoplastic and can be injection moulded and extruded. In films and coatings, Klucel HPC is heat-sealable, extremely flexible without plasticizers, and non-tacky at high humidity.
Klucel HPC is versatile: it is used in a wide variety of applications, including coatings, adhesives, extrusions and mouldings, paper, paint removers, encapsulations, inks and many other applications requiring a film-former, thickener, stabilizer, suspending agent, film barrier, thermoplastic, or protective colloid.