"If It's Wet, We'll Dry it"
Flooded Document Restoration Experts
At Document Reprocessors, we pioneered the science of vacuum freeze-drying wet documents with our Patented Thermaline® recovery process. Since then we've recovered millions of documents for companies just like yours. We also recover magnetic media, microfiche, and many other forms of optical and magnetic media.
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Salvage and Recovery Services
At our facility, we developed an improved method of removing the water from water-damaged books made with leather and vellum. The objective is to do this with little or no distortion taking place in the covers, binding structure, and individual pages.
Earlier work completed by Document Reprocessors at the Los Angeles Public Library disaster involved vellum-bound volumes and a modified vacuum freeze-drying chamber demonstrated considerable success in drying the items, but the distortion issue with leather and vellum was not totally resolved.
Our cryogenic drying process, dubbed “Cryo-Drying,” employs a large temperature differential between a collector plate and the book in order to considerably slow down the rate of water loss from the text block and the binding material.
The entire process may take several weeks or more depending on the amount of water in the volume. This process has successfully restored special collections dating back to the 16th Century.
For additional information, contact us at: 1-800-437-9464