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The Ruinous Effect That Vinegar Syndrome Can Have on Microfilm And Film

Today there is concerned with the effects of film and microfilm deterioration and the dangers of losing their vital document archives. Vinegar Syndrome is when the cellulose triacetate used to make film stock begins to break down. The chemical reaction causes acetate ions to interact with moisture to create acetic acid producing the smell by which this condition is named. It has caused an alarm within the industry as valuable history slowly fades away.

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