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24. (Book and Paper) Pineapple Paper - A New Material from Taiwan for Paper Conservation

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This article will introduce “Pineapple paper”, which was developed and produced in Taiwan since 1970. Paper, one of the most important materials in paper conservation. In Eastern conservation field, there are several types of paper that are well-known by conservators, such as Minogami and Kozo Paper from Japanese, as well as Xuan Paper from China. Meanwhile, with the increasing variety of paper material and their characteristic, new conservation papers are then considered using to enrich the choices for conservators and helpfully to meet different conservation needs. Pineapple Paper was produced to conform to this requirement. Pineapple Paper is made in the process similar to traditional Xuan Paper. It presents Taiwanese environmental characters and integrates environment protection. This paper not only has the characteristic of visual pure color and elegant quality as traditional Xuan Paper but also paper strength advantage as Japanese paper. In addition, it hardly shows deterioration or discoloration after aging test procedures. In recent years, Pineapple Paper is starting to be accepted and used by Eastern painting and paper conservators in Taiwan for conservation and preservation. Furthermore, was also made especially for a famous Chinese Artist Chang Dai-Chien. In the article, we will also introduce the production process of Pineapple Paper, its paper characteristics and conservation case studies. We wishing that paper conservators who have not yet aware of this material to have one more choice in his paper material cabinet for future conservation work.

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Tingfu Fan 范定甫

Conservator, San-Jian Art & Conservation Co., Ltd
Ting-Fu FAN 范定甫 Ting-Fu Fan majored in Asian Paintings Conservation and received his M.A. degree at the Graduate Institute of Conservation of Cultural Relics, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan, in 2004. He worked as a Chinese painting conservator at the National... Read More →

Friday June 1, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm MDT
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