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TableĀ 2 Case study object characteristics

From: Non-invasive identification of polymers in cultural heritage collections: evaluation, optimisation and application of portable FTIR (ATR and external reflectance) spectroscopy to three-dimensional polymer-based objects

PolymerObjectColourTextureSheenTransparencyContact shapeHardness
CASunglasses (1990s)Coloured tortoiseshellSmoothSemi-glossTranslucentFlatSlightly flexible
CNVanity Box (1940s)Imitation ivorySmoothGlossOpaqueFlatRigid
PFAshtray (1940s)Dark greenSmoothGlossOpaqueFlatRigid
CSFBuckle (1950s)PeachSmoothGlossOpaqueFlatRigid
MFCanister Lid (1955)WhiteSmoothGlossOpaqueCurvedRigid
PSJelly Mould (1970s)OrangeSmoothGlossOpaqueFlatRigid
ABSCamera Body (1971-5)BlackTexturedMatteOpaqueFlatRigid
PPGoblet (1980s)GreyTexturedMatteTranslucentCurvedFlexible
PEBottle Lid (modern)WhiteSmoothGlossOpaqueCurvedFlexible
PMMAKnife Handle (1980s)White pearlescentSmoothGlossOpaqueFlatRigid
PolyesterButtons (1970s)OrangeSmoothMatteOpaqueFlatRigid
PCFlash Screen (1978)ClearSmoothGlossTransparentFlatSlightly flexible
PVCCable (1950s)WhiteSmoothMatteOpaqueCurvedFlexible
PURPadding (unknown)CreamFoamMatteOpaqueFlatFlexible
PALight Meter Screen (1955)CreamTexturedGlossOpaqueCurvedRigid