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  • 1 National Institute for Research and Development in Electrical Engineering ICPE-CA, Splaiul Unirii 313, 030138, Bucharest, Romania
  • | 2 National Research and Development Institute for Textile and Leather—Division Leather and Footwear Research Institute, Str. Ion Minulescu 93, 031215, Bucharest, Romania
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Abstract

Leather products have been useful materials since the dawn of human history. Many leathers objects are valuable treasures due to the history they represent, and their preservation challenges museum custodians and private collectors alike. In this article, the applications of thermal analysis methods (Micro Hot Table (MHT), thermogravimetry/derivative thermogravimetry (TG/DTG), dynamic scanning calorimetry (DSC), differential thermal analysis (DTA), and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA)) for the characterization of the recently manufactured and old leathers are presented. These methods can be used for the assessment of deterioration degree of leathers, and, therefore, the data obtained by these techniques could be useful for achievement of the suitable preservation procedures as well as the effects of conservation treatments. In addition, it was pointed out that these methods are suitable for qualitative distinction between the recently manufactured leathers and heritage items.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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