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Corrosion Intercept

From: Jerry Shiner <keepsafe>
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2000
Julie-Anne Arslanoglu <j.arslanoglu [at] vam__ac__uk> writes

I have been asked by the Victoria and Albert Museum to evaluate
Corrosion Intercept, a product of Omega Intercept, as a storage
and/or display material.

Keith Donaldson of Engineered Materials
<URL:> producer of Corrosion
Intercept (CI) film and related products informs me that:

   "Nora Nagy and Carol Strengari at the Guggenheim Museum has used
    CI for    wrapping bronze sculpture; Hugh Phibbs at the National
    Galley (Smithsonian) uses CI film as backing for artwork (a
    majority of contaminants were coming in through the walls); the
    conservation department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art uses
    CI film to store objects and paintings (and also for
    transportation); the conservation department at the Getty Museum
    uses bags and film for object storage: Pam Hatchfield at the
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts uses CI film for packaging objects
    (they have lined some display cases with the film): Joe Allen
    building cases for the Colonial WIlliamsburg Foundation has
    lined display and storage cases with film to protect
    predominantly silver objects; the Harvard Museum has purchased
    bags for storage of fabrics and metallic threaded garments;
    Jonathan Farley at Kew Gardens Archives has tested the CD
    inserts manufactured out of Corrosion Intercept
    <URL:>) and shown that they are
    effective protection for long term storage of CD's (other
    methods of protecting CD's proved to be far less effective, or
    not effective at all in extending the life of CD's); the
    Minneapolis Museum of Art uses CI film and bags for objects
    storage, amongst others."

As CI products are sold through a number of suppliers, Keith is not
aware of all the users and applications. Keepsafe Systems lists
Corrosion Intercept in their on-line catalogue at
<URL:>  I would ask any one who has used
Corrosion Intercept to reply to this list, so that their response
could be archived in CoOL.

Jerry Shiner
Keepsafe Systems
Anoxic and Micro-Climate Solutions and Supplies

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Received on Wednesday, 6 September, 2000

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