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Prediction of paper permanence by accelerated aging II. Comparison of the predictions with natural aging results

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Accelerated aging tests are credible and useful to predict paper permanence only if such tests can be shown to correlate with natural aging. In the first part of this study, a kinetic model was developed based on the accelerated aging results. In this report, we have shown that this kinetic model can indeed predict the natural aging results of lignin-free sheets with a statistical confidence. This is the first quantitative comparison of accelerated aging with natural aging.

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Zou, X., Uesaka, T. & Gurnagul, N. Prediction of paper permanence by accelerated aging II. Comparison of the predictions with natural aging results. Cellulose 3, 269–279 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02228806

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  • cellulose degradation
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