[Intercept Technology, Inc.] A registered trademark for a series of products made from a patented plastic barrier film. Corrosion Intercept® was developed by Lucent Technology/Bell Labs, who then licensed the patent to Intercept Technology in 1983 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. According to their website, Corrosion Intercept® (CI) has the more recognizable Copper color, but it is designed for lighter corrosion duties than Static Intercept®. CI is the preferred choice for museum, archival, and consumer applications.
CI is volatile free, safe, clean protection.
Corrosion Intercept uses a #4 recyclable, reusable resulting in a low carbon footprint
Physical and Chemical Properties
Style: Bags, Shrouds, Film, Sheets, Coated Paper and Corrugated, Saturated Foam and new KorrVu® with Corrosion Intercept
Expected Corrosion Protection Term: 3-7 Years; multiple years of protection based on material style, gauge, and aggressive environment level exposure
Hazards and Safety
Needs to be replaced when metallic particles turn black
Intercept Technologies: 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