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Table 2 Relative tensile properties and colour difference of samples after dry thermal ageing

From: Transglutaminase-mediated restoration of historic silk and its ageing resistance

Dry thermal ageing timed Relative tensile strength % Relative elongation rate at breakage % Colour difference
Restored samples Artificially aged samples Restored samples Artificially aged samples Restored samples Artificially aged samples
0 100 100 100 100 0.84 0
7 96.0 76.1 94.7 75.3 0.92 0.65
14 89.2 63.0 86.9 61.2 1.26 1.43