With mass deacidification, Nitrochemie concentrates on one measure of preservation. We ensure consistent and safe treatment and stand ready to consult on all aspects of paper deacidification. We also put a high value on continuous research and development aimed at improving the paper quality extending the life of valuable documents. We strive to address the needs of our customers in an even more targeted manner through innovative new and refined developments. In pursuit of that goal, our team takes ad-vantage of partnerships in the academic community.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Wherever history is written, paper is always there. Let us embark on a joint path to preserve history and give originals a new future.
Through our many years of experience in the field of paper deacidification, we guarantee you the utmost possible security for your books and archives. Transparency and open communication are the guiding principles of our trusting cooperation.
Our competent and experienced team of specialists advises and supports you in all issues of paper deacidification. Together, we view your library or archive stocks to offer you a treatment solution designed around your need.
Our process is subject to strict quality assurance in our testing laboratory. The quality controls meet the DIN recommendation for testing treatment success of deacidification processes and include measurements that go beyond the standard. In addition to analysis with standardised test papers, routine quality checks can be performed on original materials. We are particularly keen to point out that the tests cause absolutely no damage to the originals.
The success of treatment, measured by its intensity and homogeneity, is determined using x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF). XRF detects the presence of the active ingredient, magnesium carbonate, both on the surface and in the interior of paper sheets. The completeness of deacidification (pH ≥ 7) is checked by determining the surface pH value and colour changes can be detected.
All of the treatment results are entered in a test certificate turned over to the customer following the treatment.
We also put a high value on continuous research and development aimed at improving the paper quality extending the life of valuable documents. We strive to address the needs of our customers in an even more targeted manner through innovative new and refined developments.
In pursuit of that goal, our team takes advantage of partnerships in the academic community.