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Subject: Bronze-coated iron outdoor sculpture

Bronze-coated iron outdoor sculpture

From: Jerry Shiner <70252.763>
Date: Monday, March 20, 1995
A plastic film called "Corrosion Intercept" is available for the
prevention of corrosion on metal objects.  Its manufacturer claims
protection for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The copper coloured
film is said to protect objects from corrosive gases, ozone, and
galvanic corrosion, and works equally well in both basic and acidic
environments. Also, the metallic copper in the film is said to retard
the growth of bacteria. It is non-outgassing and has passed various NASA

This product is relatively new to the market, but is now being tested
extensively. Some large, commercial enterprises are now using it: The
Royal Mint in England packs silver ingots to prevent tarnish, and The
Vincent Bach Company for protecting brass instruments from corrosion
during manufacture and storage. This plastic film was apparently
originally developed for printed circuit protection, and Raytheon, Delco
Electronics, Intel, TRW Aerospace, and AT&T (the developers of this
system) are all using it for various purposes, replacing current ESD and
VCI techniques.

Recently, The Gugenheim Museum in New York decided to wrap some bronze
sculptures going into storage in Corrosion Intercept film, so this
product may be of interest to you.

More details about this film and related materials are available in our

Jerry Shiner,
Keepsafe Systems, Inc.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:77
                  Distributed: Tuesday, March 21, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-77-002
Received on Monday, 20 March, 1995

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