Preservation: expertise and services
The National library of France offers preservation services related to its production activities to external institutions, libraries and archives.
For restoration, disinfection, deacidification and analysis services, the transportation, documents insurance and travel expenses are to be borne by the applicant.
Sale of Wax 213
A clear, odorless, and insecticidal wax for treating and maintaining leather bindings.
Developed by the Centre de recherche sur la conservation des collections (CRCC), a laboratory of CNRS, Wax 213 is manufactured and marketed by the Bibliothèque nationale de France. It is especially recommended for the care of leather bounds in good condition.
Wax 213 is an emulsion manufactured with a base of neat's foot oil, which nourishes and rehydrates leather. It provides essential elements that allow dry leather to recover some of its suppleness. This wax has a neutral to slightly alkaline pH, ensuring perfect compatibility with leather.
Please note that Wax 213 cannot be used to treat highly damaged leathers such as abraded, brittle or pulverulent leathers. Cost:
- 50 ml: 7 € (tax incl.) (5.83 euros, excl. tax)
- 200 ml: 25 € (tax incl.) (20.83 euros, excl. tax)
To purchase the 213 Wax
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Quai François Mauriac
Paris cedex 13
33 1 53 79 81 73
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