All metals, rubber, paints, leather, and lesser plastics will corrode, especially in harsh environments, close to the ocean or in polluted climates, which are becoming more commonplace with many relatively-new industrialized nations spewing corrosive gases into the borderless atmosphere.
To counter the inevitable degradation caused by storage of items with either no protection or with ordinary packaging, the South African military is using the Intercept concept in a very creative way. Their program of sheltering their extremely valuable military planes with Intercept portable hangers is now well under way after having been successfully trialed and implemented. The hangers are made of the rugged Intercept Woven material and with a dehumidifying unit added, create a micro environment that keeps all materials in the planes, including sophisticated electronics, corrosion-free and with integrity intact.
Intercept packaging has been used for the protection of military hardware in the United States and with friendly foreign militaries successfully in numerous and varied applications. Whether it is Intercept Shrink Wrap for helicopters, planes, and ships or Static Intercept for parts management programs so that parts remain pristine inside Intercept reusable bags and shrouds, Intercept’s unique barrier properties allow for easy solutions to extending the whole life of valuable equipment.
Having Intercept protection in place is like adding a tough skin around your valuables. Eliminating or slowing degradation of equipment so that it or its parts do not require replacement and extending their usefulness is good business when facing difficult budgets. Most importantly, keeping equipment war-ready is important today in this world of a multitude of threats.
Intercept Technology Packaging products fit within a sustainability strategy because they are reusable, recyclable, do not contain or use volatile components (No VOCs, Not a VCI) and leave a smaller carbon footprint than most traditional protective packaging products.