An overview of previous research and description of recent experiments of washing of fresh and decaying motion picture films are addressed in this paper. The objective is to investigate whether treatment methods can be a supplement or an alternative to cold and dry storage for cellulose acetate films. Despite some experiments showing positive treatment results, none have led to a perfect or even useable method as an alternative to good storage conditions.
Karin Bonde Johansen, Jesper Stub Johnsen, "Stabilizing treatment of decaying cellulose acetate film base attacked by vinegar syndrome" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2006, 2006, pp 174 - 176, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2006.3.1.art00040