[Omega Intercept] A registered trademark for a series of products made from a patented plastic barrier film. Corrosion Intercept® was developed by Lucent Technology/Bell Labs. The technology is licensed to various companies for development and marketing. Corrosion Intercept® film contains highly reactive copper particles in an inert plastic (e.g. Polyethylene) matrix. This forms a reactive barrier for corrosive and oxidative gases. Corrosion Intercept® is available as open top pouches, zip-close bags, and coin storage cases. They are advertised for protection of Silver, Copper, Brass, Bronze, Iron, and Steel in addition to CDs, photographic prints, film, books, and works of art.
Hazards and Safety
Needs to be replaced when metallic particles turn black
Omega Intercept: Website
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Lisa Goldberg, and Eugenie Milroy, ‘Support and Rehousing for Collection Storage’ In ‘Preventive Conservation: Collection Storage’ Lisa Elkin and Christopher A. Norris (eds.), Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, New York. 2019.
- Website address 1 Comment: Seco Industries: http://www.seco-ind.com/Packaging_CorrosionIntercept.htm
- Website address 2 Comment: University Products: http://www.archivalsuppliers.com