A translucent wax-resin fill material for the compensation of losses in objects

Susanne Gänsicke and John W. Hirx


A thermoplastic synthetic wax-resin mixture was developed by John W. Burke and Steve Colton for compensating losses to objects made from translucent materials. Polyvinyl Acetate PVA AYAC, Ethylene acrylic acid copolymers A-C 540 & 580, antioxidants Irganox 1076 or 1035, and a variety of possible fillers are melted together, applied to areas of loss, and sculpted to shape. This material is an aesthetically pleasing and reversible alternative to other compensation materials such as epoxy and polyester resins, or waxes.

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1995 | St. Paul | Volume 3