The price of the treatment depends on the weight of a batch to be treated and includes the following services:

  • Preparation of the material for the treatment in Wimmis
  • Deacidification of the books and records in accordance with the adapted treatment programme
  • Reconditioning during approx. 3-4 weeks
  • Test material (3 books => no tests on originals) is subjected to analyses as per QA standards
    • Treatment intensity and homogeneity by means of energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (7 items each on completion of the treatment)
    • Colour changes by means of spectrometry (6 items each on the three different types of paper of a test book)
    • Surface pH (two measuring points each)
  • Preparation of the material for return transport

Batch size

The batch size depends on the number of treatment baskets and their dimensions.

Size of the treatment baskets Number of treatment baskets per batch corresponds to the number of running metres of documents per batch
Nr. 1: Octavo 48 ~ 24
Nr. 2: Quarto 36 ~ 18
Nr. 3: Folio size 32 ~ 16
Nr. 4: Large folio size 32 ~ 10

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