Don't put certain tool handles in with artifacts...acetic acid and butyric acid

Sun Jan 8 22:05:32 CST 2017

Don't put certain tool handles in with   artifacts... acetic acid and 
butyric acid EATS!
I found this interesting wondering why some tool handles smelled  odd.  - 
Ed Sharpe archivist  for SMECC
 "Tool handles  made of Cellulose Acetate Butyrate. A thermoplastic, it 
offers excellent UV and  solvent resistance that cellulose acetate doesn't 
offer. And it feels in the  hand like a natural substance, something that is 
almost intangible, like a tool  that is made by craftsmen, a characteristic 
that a polyethylene or polypropylene  handle does not have. CAB also offers no 
splinters like the older wood handles.  It also can be very clear. And when 
that plastic begins to degrade, it releases  free acetic acid and butyric 
Read  much much more here->

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