U-C Coatings
Union Carbide Corp.

University Products, Inc.

U.S. Borax & Chemical Corp.
U.S. Bronze Powders, Inc.
U.S. Gypsum Company



U-C Coatings

P.O. Box 1066
Buffalo, NY 14215
Toll Free: (888) 363-2628

Phone: (716) 833-9366
Fax: (716) 833-0120

Anchorseal Timber Sealant -This is one of the best wet wood sealants available to the conservator. The wax emulsion dries clear and does not discolor the wood in any way.


Union Carbide Corporation

Corporate Communications
39 Old Ridgebury Rd.
Danbury, CT 06817-0001
Phone: (203) 794-6976


Polyvinyl Acetate (AYAF) - PVA is an extremely versatile polymer, which is used to consolidate organic material (bone, antler, shell, textiles, etc.) and glass artifacts recovered from archaeological sites. Higher viscosity PVAs can be used to glue artifact pieces together.



University Products, Inc.

P.O. Box 101
517 Main St.
Holyoke, MA 01041
Toll Free: (800) 628-1912
Fax: (800) 532-9281

Archival Envelopes - All artifacts are photographed prior to, during, and after their conservation. The negatives are all archived in acid-free negative preservers, which in turn are stored in acid-free archival envelopes to ensure a safe, long-term storage environment.



6500 N. Brown Station Rd.
Columbia, MO 65202 
Toll Free: (800) 341-0053
Fax: (573) 474-1760


18-in. diameter PVC pipe - The PVC pipe donated by the Uponor ETI Company, facilitated by the distributor Wagner Associates, will be used as a container to chemically treat the two bronze cannon found on the Belle wreck, following electrolytic reduction.



U.S. Borax & Chemical Corp. 

3075 Wiltshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010 
Toll Free: (800) 984-6267
Phone: (805) 287-5400 
Fax: (805) 287-5545

Tim-bor (Borate powder) - The chemical is used to treat bacteria and wood-destroying organisms. The artifacts can easily be treated by being dipped in a Tim-bor solution, or by applying a surface coating to the artifact.


U. S. Bronze Powders, Inc.

Route 202
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: (908) 782-5454
Fax: (908) 782-3489

Bronze Powder - Bronze powder is used in the final stages of artifact casting/reproduction. The surface of the white casting resin is colored with a variety of bronze powders to accurately reflect the artifact's original color.



U.S. Gypsum Company

125 South Franklin
Chicago, IL 60680
Toll Free: (800) 558-0117

Hydrocal & Hydrostone Gypsum Cement - These plasters are used in the lab to make molds of partial artifacts so that replicas can be accurately cast. The plaster is also used as a mother mold to not only support a silicone mold of an artifact but to make casts of fine details of diagnostic features of artifacts from silicone and latex peels.


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