Vinegar Syndrome — Film Properties Training

By Shawn Hall June 1, 2020

Vinegar Syndrome

Learn how to recognize vinegar syndrome in acetate film.

When improperly stored, acetate film will discolor, giving the film a pinkish hue. Acetate film also shrinks, loses flexibility, curls, and warps as it decays.

A-D Strips are used to determine the state of the film on a scale from no deterioration to critical deterioration.

Blue= no deterioration  Light Green= actively deteriorating  Yellow= Critical condition

Source: https://www.filmpreservation.org/preservation-basics/vinegar-syndrome
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AD_strips.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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