The new MS3 is the successor to MS2A and was developed by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) in collaboration with leading museums in Australia and Europe. Carl Villis, Senior Conservator of Paintings at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) comments: "MS3 is clearer and more consistent in its appearance than the earlier resin as a direct result of the flow chemistry process employed by CSIRO's scientists."
The producer of MS3, Boron Chemicals from Australia, has developed a new process that makes it possible to produce this material in improved quality. This new production method is called "Flow Chemistry". Now an uniform chemical stability between batches can be guaranteed, as well as environmentally friendly production. Compared to its predecessor MS2A, the clarity of the coloration and the wetting of the surfaces have been improved. "Flow chemistry is a cutting-edge technology that allows us to develop a bespoke fine-art resin with minimal discoloration or cracking over time", confirms Dr. Deborah Lau, CSIRO's director of materials for energy and the environment.
MS3 meets the requirement of reversibility for restorers and art objects, as well as the European standard for the preservation of cultural heritage. Furthermore, the properties of MS3 are recommended by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN). The restoration community welcomes the latest development of the optimised synthetic resin with a thoroughly positive echo.
You can now order MS3 here at Deffner & Johann.
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