Challenges Facing the Collecting Industry
Collectibles have extremely expensive economic and cultural value, so they need a very sophisticated and professional preservation plan. If the preservation is not handled properly, the value of the collection will be lost, and the items will be damaged.
Temperature, humidity, harmful gases, dust, mold, pests, and light will all have an impact on collectibles. If it is not stored properly, the collectibles will be damaged by cracks in the color layer, peeling of the skin, discoloration, mildew growth, and insect pests.
Here are some of the challenges the collecting industry often faces:
There are many kinds of collections, with different textures and different properties, so their preservation requirements are different. The air pollution in modern society is very serious. When the atmosphere contains trace amounts of ozone, it can oxidize copper, iron, lead and other metals, and make the pigments on the fabric paper fade or discolor. In addition to hydrogen sulfide, chlorine, carbon dioxide, etc. Gas also has a destructive effect on collectibles of certain materials. The fine hard particles mixed in the air will combine with moisture to fall and deposit on the collectibles, which is prone to mold growth, which is very harmful to collectibles with various organic textures. Therefore, collectibles should be kept in closed containers and protected from direct sunlight (UV and IR from natural light can cause fragile items to deteriorate).
Regarding the requirements for preservation humidity, due to the different textures of various collections, the optimal target humidity is also different, such as: calligraphy and painting, fabrics: preservation humidity is 50% ~ 60%; jade, specimen: preservation humidity is 60% ~ 70% . The humidity should be neither too high nor too low. When it is too high, it needs to be dehumidified in time, and when it is too low, it needs to be humidified in time. Therefore, our two-way humidity control sheet can be used to control humidity. This product is a “non-powered” humidity control material, which can automatically absorb and release moisture and control the humidity at the level of the target humidity. It is suitable for relatively closed spaces. Including booth, storage box, bag box, plastic bag, etc. Its humidity control accuracy is high (the error value is ±3% of the target humidity), and the humidity control capacity is large (10%-20%), which is very suitable for the high standard humidity control requirements of collectibles.