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Wax Analysis in conservation objects by solubility studies, FTIR and DSC

Ulla Knuutinen
EVITech Institute of Art and Design
Lummetie 2
01300 Vantaa

Anna Norrman
EVITech Institute of Technology
Leiritie 1
01600 Vantaa

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Introduction

Analytical Methods

Experimental procedure and sample material

Results

Conclusions

References:

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