This innovative project aims to develop a water-free dispersion for the local treatment of ink corrosion damage on paper.



By combining nanocellulose and alkaline nanoparticles, the paper should be deacidified chemically and stabilised mechanically at the same time. This method will both increase the efficiency of the restoration process and contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage, because progressive ink erosion can bring about the loss of valuable, unique manuscripts.

This project contributes to the following SDGs

  • 4: Quality education
  • 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure