Document Type : research articles


Faculty of Archaeology Fayoum university


Due to the breakable nature of glass, archaeological objects made of that material lose some of their parts and need to be completed.
A new technology using fiberglass is presented in the consolidation and improvement of the properties of complementing materials, which are used in the conservation of archaeological glass, especially the addition of Araldite 2020.
This combination is characterised by the high adhesive strength of fiberglass.
The study has dealt with the physical and mechanical properties of the samples before and after adding the fiberglass. Samples were exposed to different aging processes (Thermal aging, moisture aging, UV aging).
The colour change of the samples was recognized by colorimeter and FTIR-ATR analysis to track the change of functional groups for the samples.
Microscopic images by USB digital microscope have shown interconnected mesh within samples containing Araldite 2020 and fiberglass.
The study demonstrated the improvement of the properties of Araldite 2020 when added to fiberglass to consolidate archaeological glass.


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