Difference between revisions of "Corrosion Intercept"

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== Applications ==
 
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* Scavenger in casework and storage
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
 
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Expected Corrosion Protection Term: 3-7 Years; multiple years of protection based on material style, gauge, and aggressive environment level exposure
 
Expected Corrosion Protection Term: 3-7 Years; multiple years of protection based on material style, gauge, and aggressive environment level exposure
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==Working Properties==
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The film is thin and flexible so it can provide a good alternative to other scavengers that take up more space (like charcoal, etc. ).  The surface area can be increase with fan folding.  Placement can be a key factor in effectiveness.
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== Forms/Sizes ==
 
== Forms/Sizes ==
  

Latest revision as of 13:13, 18 January 2021

Corrosion Intercept Pouches and Zipper Bags

Description

[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. 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 for protection of Silver, Copper, Brass, Bronze, Iron, and Steel in addition to CDs, photographic prints, film, books, and works of art.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Corrosion intercept film; CI

Applications

  • Scavenger in casework and storage
  • Daguerreotype storage and possibly exhibition

Personal Risk

  • CI is volatile free, safe, clean protection.
  • Corrosion Intercept: [Safety Data Sheet]

Collection Risks

Needs to be replaced when metallic particles turn black

Links to Oddy Test results posted on AIC Wiki Materials Database Pages for individual materials below

Environmental Risks

Contains a #4 recyclable, reusable polymer, resulting in a low carbon footprint

Physical and Chemical Properties

Expected Corrosion Protection Term: 3-7 Years; multiple years of protection based on material style, gauge, and aggressive environment level exposure

Working Properties

The film is thin and flexible so it can provide a good alternative to other scavengers that take up more space (like charcoal, etc. ). The surface area can be increase with fan folding. Placement can be a key factor in effectiveness.

Forms/Sizes

Available as open top pouches, zip-close bags, and coin storage cases. It is also available in films, sheets and larger sizes.

Resources and Citations

  • 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.