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Austrian parchment manufacturer in possession of the Nobel Prize names

Every honoured Nobel Prize winner will take a little bit of Austria away with them this year. The parchment, which provides the printing matter for the certificates, is to be produced by Upper Austria’s very own Werner Edlauer.

Only the highest quality animal skins will be used by parchment specialist, Edlauer for this particular order. The 50-year-old from Enns, Austria, who also produces the skins for drums, will be looking for the smoothest surfaces possible on which to write the names of the winners.

Just as secret as the technique for his own production methods however are the names intended for the parchment. Edlauer has had the top secret information relating to the winners of each Nobel Prize for a couple of weeks now.

The declining popularity of traditional Austrian clothing and the implementation of ever stricter environmental regulations left the tanning industry in a dire state at the end of the 1980s. "We were suddenly stood with our backs against the wall, and had to ask the question, what do we do now," explained Edlauer in an interview with ORF. The top quality of the producer’s products appear to have been his saving grace.

When not sourcing and manufacturing the very best certificates for the Nobel Prize winners, trained musician and sound technician, Edlauer is busy creating skins for timpani and drums. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the orchestra of the Zürich Opera House have both been supplied with drum skins from Edlauer’s factory.

Records of parchment being used for writing date back to the fifth century BC. The skin is most commonly taken from cows, goats or sheep, purified, stretched and then dried.

Vienna Times

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