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Faculty Publications - Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

1989

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A Comparison Of Selected Uv Filtering Materials For The Reduction Of Fading, Patricia Cox Crews Jan 1989

A Comparison Of Selected Uv Filtering Materials For The Reduction Of Fading, Patricia Cox Crews

Faculty Publications - Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

The effectiveness of a UV filtering material of flexible polyester film containing a silver reflective coating was compared to the widely used UV absorbing filters that are almost colorless or have a strong yellow tint. The silver-coated polyester filters caused almost no distortion of color rendition when used as a filter for fluorescent lamps and provided greater protection of artifacts than did the almost colorless filters. The use of UV filters of polyester film with a reflective silver coating is recommended when filters with a strong yellow tint distort color to an objectionable degree and yet greater protection of artifacts ...