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Table 5 Evaluation of polar and nonpolar nanocomposites from the painting conservators view

From: New treatments for canvas consolidation and conservation

PropertiesPolar nanocompositeNonpolar nanocomposite
Handling propertiesGoodGood
Swelling of fibersHighNon
Adhesion with cellulose fibersVery goodNot tested
AppearanceSmooth surface, small changes, darkens some canvas typesSmooth surface, slightly whitens the surface