Fwd: Stinky screwdrivers

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Mon Jan 9 09:16:52 CST 2017

Exactly the problem with tool sets that are kept in sealed plastic containers.

BTW, you NEVER want to keep anything that outgasses/chemically decomposes in
a sealed container. Sealed PLASTIC containers are even worse.

Reminds me that I need to throw out the plastic latching-lid tool boxes that I have.

On 1/8/17 9:17 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:

> Reminds of the issue with cellulose acetate-based film and tape.  Most
> conscientious people placed said objects in airtight storage containers,
> which apparently is exactly the thing *not* to do.  I'm not aware of any
> process to reverse the decomposition.

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