Zentrum für Bucherhaltung
Acid corrosion, mould infestation, disasters, ink corrosion or improper use – paper is subject to many threats.
The ZFB – Zentrum für Bucherhaltung in Leipzig, Germany, is your partner for preservation of your original. We offer restoration and conservation services from a single source to preserve paper and cover materials for libraries, archives and museums.
Books, archival material, newspaper volumes, posters, maps, plans and photo collections – ZFB offers competent help in preservation of your stocks.
Since the 1990s, the history of the ZFB has been representative of pioneering work in paper preservation.
Many technologies, such as papersave® mass deacidification or our new ZFB:2 deacidification process were development in-house by us to help preserve cultural treasures for the next generations.
We moved into our new company headquarters in Leipzig, Germany, in 2011. The new ZFB building offers best structures for effective restoration linked with future-oriented research and development. Combination of craftsmanship in paper and cover restoration and a passion for research and development permits us to efficiently preserve small and large stock at the best quality. Books, archival material, newspaper volumes, posters, maps, plans and photo collections - ZFB offers competent help in preservation of your stock.
The 2nd and revised edition of Moczarski/Kobolds „Bestandserhaltung – Ein Ratgeber für Verwaltung, Archive und Bibliotheken“ ("Preservation - A guidebook for administration, archives and libraries") is published. Unfortunately, the book is published only in German. Jana Moczarski, conservator at the ZFB, has contributed significantly to this book. The basics of preservation are imparted on nearly 300 pages. Especially for archives, libraries and administrative institutions, the book represents a valuable guideline. You can receive the book at the ZFB - please call us.
News about ZFB:2 mass deacidification
We are glad that the first German institutions have ordered the deacidification with our new ZFB:2 deacidification process. Therefore, we will deacidify for example over 10 tons bound archival material with the ZFB:2 process for the LWL-Archivamt für Westfalen, Münster.
"New ZFB:2 mass deacidification"
For many years we have been successfully deacidifying bound and unbound paper with our established papersave process. Our completely new ZFB:2 process represents another pioneering achievement: it is the first liquid mass deacidification process that uses calcium carbonate (CaCO3)!The ZFB:2 process will be available beginning in the summer of 2012.