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Under the Microscope in the Conservation Lab:
Some examples of current conservation treatments
Stabiltex® encapsulation

 

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Stabiltex® encapsulation – this is a stitching treatment, using a sheer, polyester fabric, called Stabiltex®. We treated one flag in this manner for an exhibition, encapsulating the red and white sections of a French National pattern flag from the Civil War. In contrast to the earlier netting treatments in which the extensive stitching pierced the flags, the Stabiltex® was stitched to itself where the flag had losses, so no new holes were made and fewer stitches were used overall.

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: May 10, 2006
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/btlflags/conservation/conservationDoingExamplesEncapsulation.htm

 
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