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Table 3 Relative tensile properties and colour difference of samples after hygrothermal ageing

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

Hygrothermal 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 90.6 63.4 89.7 62.1 0.96 0.77
14 79.5 0 78.3 0 1.33 1.64